Eddie Kirkup – Action-Adventure & Suspense Thriller Author

March 21, 2012 in

Eddie Kirkup - Action Thriller AuthorEddie Kirkup left the military in 1986 after nearly 25 years of service. He served in the Yemen,  Canada  and of course Europe. During his time in the forces he was awarded several commendations for service to Queen and country.

Years later Eddie was living in Norway, he heard a noise in the post office below his flat and decided to investigate. What he found was a knife wielding burglar set on helping himself to whatever he could find in the post office, which also served as the local bank.

The burglar was about to have what some people might describe as a ‘bad day at the office’.

Eddie took him on and the intruder was soon trussed up like a turkey waiting for Christmas. Tangling with this new author of thriller novels was a grave mistake.

Easy to see then why Eddie has chosen the action-adventure and suspense-thriller genre for his novel writing. His debut novel ‘Jersey’s Secret Assassin’ draws on Eddie’s life’s experiences and the places he has lived since leaving the military. He once worked in Jersey in the finance industry and now lives in Cyprus where he uses the Mediterranean island as the base from which he travels the world and particularly the Far East. Eddie has experienced military conflict first hand and knows what it is like when the bullets start to fly. He will readily admit that many of those memories are not particularly pleasant and a lot of them best forgotten. But it is life’s experiences that make us what we are and Eddie has demonstrated that there is sometimes a need to take on the bad guys, whether that is during military service, scrapping with a real life burglar in Norway or in a fictional action thriller and suspense novel.

Eddie’s Books

A Real Life Action ThrillerJust Rewards for Taking ActionAuthor of Thrillers


These are the news clippings from the time Eddie took on the Norwegian burglar, just one example from his own real life series of action thrillers that demonstrates why he is well qualified to write in the suspense-thriller genre. Hopefully this will be the first of many exciting books from Eddie Kirkup, I know when I read ‘Jersey’s Secret Assassin’ that once I had started I couldn’t put it down and I read it from cover to cover in one day. Always a clear sign that you have got your hands on a book really worth reading.

You can also find Eddie’s author page on Amazon

The Bones of Odin – A Matt Drake Action Adventure

March 3, 2012 in Action & Adventure, Books, Fiction

The Bones of Odin by David LeadbeaterThis book asks the question, ‘Did ancient Gods like Odin, Zeus and Thor once really exist?’

The time has come for a grand adventure filled with high excitement and explosive action. Matt Drake, a retired SAS officer, must unravel a mystery older than time itself in his search for the Nine Pieces of Odin. Scattered aeons ago, it is believed that once the Pieces are reunited they will show the way to the Tomb of the Gods – the greatest archaeological find of all time.

Bones of OdinFrom a rocket attack on the Louvre to a battle in a Swedish cavern;  from a daring helicopter raid on New York’s National History Museum to an assault on a gangsters mansion in Hawaii, Matt Drake must find the world’s oldest treasure in one of the wildest places on earth, searching for the very bones of the Gods with the spoils of victory being the entire world.

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Book Reviews

“I bought this book blindly, and ended up hardly able to put it down! It’s fast-paced with a good story and decent characters. Highly recommended if you’re after an exciting, enjoyable read. If you like Andy Mcdermott or Matthew Reilly, get this book.”  Written by Toyah on Amazon

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