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About the author:
Canadian writer Xander Richards was born during the sixties in western Europe to parents whose stories of their military experience stoked the fires of his imagination. Inspired by Fleming, Cussler, Clancy, Alistair MacLean and many other action and espionage books, he started writing at an early age.

After a spell in the military the idea for ‘COAST: An Act Of Burial’ was conceived whilst on vacation with friends from the forces. It was started as a film script but was never completed in that format. Nonetheless, the story stayed with Richards over the next two decades while he authored many factual articles, reviews and instructional pieces, and relocated to Canada.

In 2008 Xander decided to complete ‘COAST: An Act Of Burial’, inspired by J.K. Rowling’s rags-to-riches success story. He wrote at every opportunity, did masses of research and had the novel professionally edited twice. After several approaches to agencies and publishers, Richards decided to become a part of the ‘ebook revolution’. The cover was painted by Canadian artist Jonathon Earl Bowser, whose picture ‘The Awakening’ was stolen by Saddam Hussein for his novel ‘Zabibah and the King’.

Despite sharing a cover artist with a notorious dictator, Xander Richards describes himself as ‘an ordinary fella with regular interests and pastimes’. These include cars, photography, movies and garage sales. Xander lives in Saskatchewan with his wife Mindy. They have four children and four grandchildren.

COAST: An Act Of Burial

Authored by Xander Richards
Cover design or artwork by Jonathon Earl Bowser

2013 WINNER of the CBC Bookies Award for 'The Canadian Book You Couldn't Put Down'.

Two thermonuclear warheads are hijacked in the Persian Gulf leading to an urgent and highly secret investigation by the Covert Operations And Surveillance Team. However, members of this super-secret unit start being murdered by unknown assailants. What will it take for Ian McKinley and his colleagues Carter and Brook to outwit the mysterious adversary that always seems to be one step ahead and retrieve the nukes before a city gets vaporized?

With the sinister menace of classic spy novels and the riveting action of a modern war story, 'COAST: An Act Of Burial' is a thrilling roller-coaster ride of adventure, intrigue and espionage.

"This is an action-packed international espionage thriller ... With a great twist adding to the fun, COAST: An Act Of Burial is a fabulous war against terrorism tale" - Amazon, Harriet Klausner

"James Bond move over ... Readers who enjoy military suspense, gutsy heroes and action-packed adventures should buy this book. There are heroes like these men protecting us every day, and this novel helps us appreciate their sacrifice." - Goodreads, Diane Rapp

Publication Date:
147528490X / 9781475284904
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Espionage

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