The Wire crosses the pond.
Ed is a detective who handles informants. He recruits Ben, a young man, who is treading a dangerous path into the criminal underworld.
Ben’s unsure of where his loyalties lie. They have to find a way to work together despite their differences.
Both men are drawn into the world of Troy, a ruthless and brutal leader of an Organised Criminal Network.
Ben is torn between two worlds as he tries to walk the impossible line between criminality and helping Ed combat crime.
He lives in fear of discovery.
When your life is thrown upside down who do you turn to in order to survive?
Set against the backdrop of the 2012 Olympic Games, How the Wired Weep is a fast paced urban thriller where time is against both men as they attempt to serve their own agendas.
Ian spent twenty-seven years in the Metropolitan police the majority as a Detective Sergeant within the Specialist Operations Command. He specialised in Child Protection and was part of a Major Investigation Team that targeted abusers and investigated the murder of children.
His last seven years were spent in the Covert Policing Command where he managed a specialist covert unit dedicated to the detection and disruption of organised criminal networks across London and the UK.
Rubicon, Stoned Love, and Fools Gold are published by Fahrenheit Press.
How the Wired Weep is a standalone novel.
Rubicon is in development with the BBC for a six part TV series.
He’s appeared at Bloody Scotland in 2018 as a spotlight author on the opening night with Val McDermid and Denise Mina.
Ian’s undertaken a mentorship with Write4Film Scotland and is developing a script for a short film. He’s also an ambassador for Muscular Dystrophy Scotland. He lives in Scotland where he divides his time between family, writing, reading and photography.
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Written by a former copper, using his inside knowledge of the force and of how criminal gangs work, this is a fast paced, often brutal, novel set on the streets of North London.
Swapping between Ed, a covert operations detective, and his inside source Ben, as they gather information and attempt to take down a dangerous gang leader, who Ben works for.
The plot is tense, violence lingers around every corner, Ben is risking his life by informing on his fellow drug dealers and thieves. But as the gang tries to consolidate its power, and the crimes become darker and more bloody, he decides he wants to help Ed and his team take them down.
With an explosive and shocking finale, this is a powerful novel that packs a punch. *I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.