Coast by Xander Richards
An Act Of Burial

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In Paris, France, special ops agent Ian McKinley carries out a most unusual 'retirement' operation, aiming to stem the flow of ultra high-tech rifles to terrorist groups. But when he returns to the Covert Operations And Surveillance Team base he learns that a navy supply vessel has foundered in the Persian Gulf with the loss of all hands, and is despatched with his team-mates to secure the thermonuclear warheads that the ship was carrying. At the same time, however, members of his super-secret organization are being murdered by unknown assailants. Are these incidents somehow connected and, as the stakes rise, can McKinley and his colleagues Carter and Brook retrieve the bombs before a city gets vaporized?

As McKinley and his team hunt down clues which will lead them to the hijacked nukes, they travel to the Middle East, Russia, Britain and Canada, desperately trying to outwit a mysterious opponent who always seems to be one step ahead. They uncover intrigue and terrifying dangers as they dash from one explosive situation to another in their hunt for the warheads, leading to a climactic confrontation which could trigger a nuclear conflict.

With the sinister menace of classic spy novels and the riveting action of a modern war story, 'COAST: An Act Of Burial' immerses the reader in a thrilling roller-coaster ride of action, danger, intrigue and espionage across the globe as the team race to prevent a crisis of apocalyptic proportions.

About Xander Richards

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Canadian writer Xander Richards was born during the sixties in western Europe to parents whose stories of their military experience stoked the fires of his imagination. Inspired by Fleming, Cussler, Clancy, Alistair MacLean and many other action and espionage books, he started writing at an early age. After a spell in the military the idea for 'COAST: An Act Of Burial' was conceived whilst on vacation with friends from the forces. It was started as a film script but was never completed in that format. Nonetheless, the story stayed with Richards over the next two decades while he authored many factual articles, reviews and instructional pieces, and relocated to Canada. In 2008 Xander decided to complete 'COAST: An Act Of Burial', inspired by J.K. Rowling's rags-to-riches success story. He wrote at every opportunity, did masses of research and had the novel professionally edited twice. After several approaches to agencies and publishers, Richards decided to become a part of the 'ebook revolution'. The cover was painted by Canadian artist Jonathon Earl Bowser, whose picture 'The Awakening' was stolen by Saddam Hussein for his novel 'Zabibah and the King'. Despite sharing a cover artist with a notorious dictator, Xander Richards describes himself as 'an ordinary fella with regular interests and pastimes'. These include cars, photography, movies and garage sales. Xander lives in Saskatchewan with his wife Mindy. They have four children and four grandchildren.
Published April 25, 2012 by BookBaby. 328 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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