Shots Editors Mike Stotter and Ali Karim were delighted to join International Thriller Writers [ITW] Executive Director Kim KJ Howe for lunch in Mayfair yesterday.
Kim has been busy, launching her insightful and adrenaline pumping debut THE FREEDOM BROKER, an international thriller that is as prescient as it is exciting.
Kim discussed this work, with Shots here and I wrote at the time –
Filled with trade-craft, espionage techniques, as well as a vast array of characters and compassion, this action orientated thriller twisted and turned like an African river. It delves into many themes, which at times was revelatory and at times perplexing; though with Thea Paris; her confidence and that of her cohorts, one did feel a sense of reassurance that she would be able to manage despite what was thrown at her, and her team.
Read the Full Review Here
Kim was in London researching her follow-up, as she is carving a solid reputation within the world of Exfiltration and Hostage recovery. She met with Peter Moore a British IT expert who spent 31 months in captivity after being kidnapped in Iraq. Peter joined us for lunch which was a delight to meet this remarkably upbeat engineer who survived being trapped in the Middle East.
Read more about Peter Moore Here
Also joining us were Peter James, who has released his latest Roy Grace thriller NEED YOU DEAD [and is reviewed here at Shots Magazine]; Journalists Jon Coates of The Express, Jake Kerridge of The Telegraph, Karen Robinson of The Sunday Times and of course Barry Forshaw [who has his AMERICAN NOIR on release and reviewed at Shots Magazine here].
Kim gave us all a little insight into the real-life world of Hostage Exfiltration, which forms the spine of her Thriller Fiction, as well as a quick Q & A with the guests which might amuse you, and I wonder who might be the one who mentions Lysergic Acid.
Shots Magazine would like pass our thanks to Kim Howe, Sophie Ransome and Rachel Kennedy of MIDAS for organising a fine lunch, with excellent company and a great deal of laughter, as humour sometimes allows us to cope with the darkness of this reality.
Earlier this year, Kim Howe and Lee Child were recorded in conversation in New York’s Mysterious Bookshop, which we present below -
The ebook for The Freedom Broker is currently available from Headline Publishing in the UK and the paperback will be released on 27 July 2017.