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Hard Act

Glover Wright


Genre: Thriller


Release Date: February 21, 2017


Publisher: Fiery Seas Publishing


Book Description:


Only the CIA knows the truth, and all it would take for the president’s legacy to be tarnished forever is for one agent involved to turn rogue and reveal everything . . .

In 2011, American Seal Team Six killed Osama bin Laden in an ultra-secret CIA operation hailed as the outgoing US president’s crowning achievement. Pakistan’s chief investigator into US Operation Neptune Spear concluded Bin Laden was betrayed by Al Qaeda itself, fooling the CIA and gaining the US president’s bounty on their ailing leader’s head: $25,000,000, which may have given birth to deadly ISIS.


Loner, Agent Ben Markstein, betrayed and primed for retribution by his obsession with the Pakistani beauty at the dark heart of HARD ACT, an unsanctioned covert black operation planned by former US Senator Wendell Strachan to save the president and regain the $25,000,000 held in a Liechtenstein bank account by Saudi Prince Faisal bin Sharif, CEO of a billion-dollar Islamic charity trust and secret terrorist money-launderer.


Markstein learns that Serena Lashari, the beautiful, clever, successful Geneva-based fund-manager is Prince Faisal’s lover and has the account codes. He acts ruthlessly, manipulating Wendell Strachan and the black operation to win Serena and the money for himself.

Against a background of political conspiracy and escalating violence across Europe, culminating in potential catastrophe at a nuclear-armed U.S.A.F air-base in England, Ben Markstein plays HARD ACT’s ruthless game to win – even at the cost of the lives of all who stand in his way.



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  1. What initially got you interested in writing?

Reading … from schooldays onward. Never stopped. It got to the stage when I felt I had the tools to do as well or better.


  1. How did you decide to make the move into being a published author?

Took time-out from my music career to spend time with SAS and contract soldiers in Oman where a rebel war was being fought. Out of that experience came my first novel ‘THE TORCH’ which was accepted by the first publisher to read it, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, then Hutchinson, UK.


  1. What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?

Enjoyment and perhaps thoughtfulness about some of the issues raised.


  1. What do you find most rewarding about writing?

Solitude, the creativity involved and the deep sense of accomplishment when a work is completed.


  1. What do you find most challenging about writing?

Avoiding distractions and getting down to it. Once started I generally can’t stop until exhausted at the end of a day.


  1. What advice would you give to people want to enter the field?

Never accept NO as the ultimate answer. If you get rejected, move on, don’t waste time, not a second; someone out there will see what you’ve got and take you on – you have to believe that!  If you can’t find that person, be that person yourself and get it out there on line. Build your own readership. Just be aware writing is a lonely business – but not melancholy unless you make it so!


What ways can readers connect with you? My author website is I also have a Glover Wright Author Facebook page. Get in touch!


Glover Wright has a background in entertainment. He was lead-guitarist in the 1960’s for American Rock Legends Jerry Lee Lewis and Gene Vincent on their British tours, recorded as Buddy Britten & the Regents, was with the Beatles in their early Hamburg days and, through his friendship with John Lennon, became composer and producer with The Beatles Apple Music. After the Beatles split, he signed with Mercury records USA, had success as Simon Raverne and toured widely entertaining US troops, an experience he remembers with  pride.


With writing in mind, he broke from music in the 1970’s and spent time with contract soldiers and British SAS units in Oman, resulting in his debut novel The Torch, which was accepted immediately by Putnam USA and published worldwide including many translations. During his extended period in the Middle East he met many figures later to shape world events, including Libya’s Moammar al-Gaddafi and in Beirut’s celebrity-haunt nightclub Le Cave de Roy was invited ­– after being recognized and asked to perform a song on stage – to join the table hosted by a wealthy young Saudi Arab named Osama Bin Laden.


Glover Wright has had eight novels published to date and lives now in Jersey, British Channel Islands. He still performs musically at charity fund-raisers for servicemen and women wounded in action and is proud to do so.


HARD ACT is his most hard-hitting and timely thriller to date. World best-selling writer Jack Higgins describes it as: “The most ingenious thriller I have read this year.”






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