As if from a bookseller’s dream a terrorist plot to plant explosives at the London Olympic stadium is exposed happens just as a book comes out recently with that as a theme. John Goodwin’s The Last Olympiad is better than the facts though. Of course it is: I helped edit one of its early drafts. I met John in Cyprus on a UK Authors UKAway writing week in 2008 and again in 2009. I can recommend it as an action-packed read – and topical!
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John Goodwin is a writer friend of mine living in Cyprus. I met him in 2008 while on a UK Author’s Away Week writing holiday in Bellapais, Northern Cyprus. John lives in Paphos but was good enough to taxi me over to the north of the island. He was similarly generous with other writers in the group. While there we critiqued each others work and John quickly established himself with his wit and passion for writing. Later he bought my editing services to content-edit an early draft of a clever thriller based on the upcoming Olympics in London in 2012. His premise is based on a terrorist caught up with a group plotting to sabotage the event to publicise their cause. The protagonist is out of his depth with the group and the story cunningly follows his attempts to avoid trouble yet right wrongs. John is the CEO of a construction company that was involved in scaffolding for the Olympic Stadium and was able to use his inside information to provide engaging insights for the story. The Last Olympiad by John Goodwin is my recommended book of the month. Go for it folks!