Edwards’ ‘Jane Knight: Rogue Officer’ takes readers into the life of Jane
Knight, an ordinary young woman whose ferocious experiences at the hands of
bullies has turned her into a suicidal mess. But a new life with Mi5 could be
about to change all of that and, along with her new existence, comes a new love
to muddy the waters. This is thrilling espionage fiction at its best.
“I wanted to write something cinematic, that reads like a movie,” explains the author. “The narrative could almost be ripped from a team of Hollywood script writers. Among it all, it gives a vivid and very imaginative look at what it means to become a spy, what the process entails and how their lives are never the same again.”
Anyone faced with the decision between taking their own life and joining the Government as a spy is naturally going to have to prepare for some pretty radical life changes. In Leon Edwards’ new novel, one young woman is forced to do exactly that.
Jane Knight is an ordinary plain Jane who has low self-esteem and suicidal tendencies due to being bullied at junior school and secondary school.
She is mentally scarred, with issues such as trust, social skills and relationships. She has never had a boyfriend or intimacy.
She became an accountant. Talent spotted by a man in MI5 at a party. She falls in love with him but he deceives her. She attempts to take her own life – but fails.
She is given three options:
One, continue her existing life and attempt suicide again.
Two, move back to live near her siblings and attempt suicide again.
Three, join a new division of MI5 as an espionage spy. Prevent companies from funding terrorism.
Take her own life or risk her life as a spy.
She is given a new partner who she falls in love with. Follow her adventures around the world.
“A great read and a lead character that grabs your interest” – Jonesy
About the Author
Leon M A Edwards was born on Friday 24 January 1975 as a fraternal twin, at Southampton General Hospital. He was born into a family of five children.
Until the age of forty-one, Leon had no aspiration to become a writer. His original dream, before choosing a sensible job, was to be an actor. He was obsessed with black and white cowboy films and, eventually, Star Wars: A New Hope, watching it over a hundred times and wearing out the VHS tape. However Leon dreamed about making up stories from the age of around ten.
When it came time to actually decide on a job, Leon originally chose to study hotel and catering at Eastleigh College in Hampshire, aiming on becoming a chef either abroad on a millionaire’s yacht or managing a five star hotel. This ambition was quashed, however, when he realised it was not for him. He visited the college library and browsed an encyclopaedia on every job you could think of, focusing on an office job involving finance and deciding on becoming an accountant. Leon went on to study at Bournemouth University in Dorset.
His first job following graduation was for a chemical company in Fawley, Hampshire. He worked there for five years before changing jobs to work for a waste disposal company across the road. Following his redundancy a year later, Leon decided to become self-employed and now has around two hundred clients.
Leon is currently living in Milton Keynes with his wife, Andrea, and the couple have a beautiful daughter named Alina who was born in 2017.
Jane Knight: Rogue Officer is Leon’s debut novel and is to be the first of a series of five books. This and future novels touch on issues from Leon’s own childhood, growing up as an ethnic minority in a small town in Hampshire, touching on bullying and depression.