Raptor – Stephen Phillips
On the first day of the Second Battle of Ypres, a young officer receives life changing injuries. But the war has not finished with him. On repatriation to the Kent coast at Folkestone, he and his sister become involved in the ‘Great Game’ of espionage and counter espionage. Sent to the continent to try and find a traitor within the British ranks, they quickly find themselves on the wrong side of the front line, chased by the head of German intelligence, a distant cousin who has designs on the sister which are inconsistent with his role.
Chased across Europe, they eventually gather sufficient information to be able to identify the traitor, known to the enemy as Raptor. But that is where their troubles begin …
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About the Author
Stephen Phillips has been writing professionally for many years, focussing on investment and economic related issues. He has recently left the financial services industry in order to concentrate on creative writing. He is married with two adult children and lives in Kent.
Having spent much of his youth reading science fiction from the classic era of Isaac Asimov and others, Stephen developed an interest in historical and crime fiction. Influences on his writing therefore include the contemporary Edward Rutherford, as well as twentieth century figures such as Dennis Wheatley, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham. In starting his fiction writing, he has returned to his roots of science fiction, but with strong influences from writers of other genres.