Articles by AndrewBoom

‘From Manchester with Love’, the unofficial/official biography of cultural icon Tony Wilson, is a fitting deconstruction of the creative but chaotic life and times of Mr Manchester. Stockport born-and-bred writer Paul Morley, who, like many of the characters in the book, appears to have endured/enjoyed a love/hate relationship with the…

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We’re always looking for an edge in life, that little competitive advantage that helps us perform better. High achieving sportsmen will often go to apparently ridiculous lengths. Wimbledon tennis champion Novak Djokovic, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and the world’s best footballer Cristiano Ronaldo all use a hyperbaric chamber to pump…

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Just as Cain Bell thinks his life is on the upswing, years after the tragic death of his young daughter, another terrible event places his fiancée in a coma, just as she was about to tell him the truth about the driver who killed Hannah in a hit and run….

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Cain Bell is about to realize his fondest dreams. April Sands, the woman he loves, is celebrating a triumph, one that he has helped her to achieve. He proposes to her on the stage, in front of everyone, and she accepts. Joy is within his grasp, a joy he never…

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All Down the Line by Andrew Field is a book that had me from the start. A crime thriller that is set in Manchester it grabbed me immediately. Cain Bell finds himself up against an organised crime family, when all he wants is the truth.
Cain’s 10-year-old daughter lost her life in…

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When we first meet Spencer he is pottering along in his journalism job, when he receives information regarding the mysterious Adam Reid he is hoping this will be the story he has been waiting for.   Orphaned as a teenager Adam has turned into a biotech billionaire, with this level of…

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Take one part brilliant-scientist-gone-rogue, one part revenge-thriller, and one part snarky-narrator-with-everything-to-lose, mix them together, and you’ll get Always Adam. From the start, I loved the writer’s voice. Spencer Beck’s voice reminds me of a noir antihero combined with a tinge of Tom Sawyer: simultaneously cynical and guileless, skeptical and eager. By the end…

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Sometimes a book arrives before it’s time. That seems to be the case with Always Adam, a crime-thriller/sci fi hybrid that was originally published in 2013. The good news with books that come too early as opposed to those that arrive too late is that you can republish them at a…

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Always Adam (ISBN: 9781999982638 price £8.99) by York-based author Mark Brumby is a Sci-Fi crime thriller, set in London and New York.  The novel pits a financial journalist against a biotech billionaire armed with a virus, a vaccine and a vendetta against society.  The synopsis reads:  London-based financial journalist Spencer…

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