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"Death of a Union" is a Gripping Geopolitical Thriller Set Against the Backdrop of the UK's 1984 Miners' Strike; And Scotland’s Current Quest for Independence

George McDonald is a union leader, on the verge of exposing staggering corruption within Arthur Scargill's National Union of Miners, where millions have vanished. However, sinister forces, including a shadowy KGB agent and fellow union leaders, conspire against him, setting the stage for a high-stakes showdown.

Fast forward four decades and Scotland is on the verge of becoming an independent nation under dynamic new leadership, transforming the SNP from a joke into a powerhouse of positive change. But this new direction leads Scotland into uncharted territory, forming unconventional alliances, particularly with China. These alliances draw the ire of Whitehall and Washington, triggering alarms on both sides of the Atlantic.

As the political landscape intensifies, MI5 reopens the Pandora's box of George McDonald's corruption case. The echoes of the past resonate in the present, thrusting Scotland's First Minister into a web of intrigue and peril. Amidst political maneuvering, covert operations, and the weight of untold secrets, "Death of a Union" becomes a riveting tale of power, betrayal, and the relentless pursuit of justice.


"This gripping geopolitical thriller strikes a rich seam connecting a fragmenting nation to a seismic secret from the darkest days of its industrial past." - Richard Moriarty, North West District Editor - The Sun

"A literary powerhouse of a thriller that seamlessly blends past and present, weaving together the events of the 1984 miners' strike with the contemporary political landscape.” - Chris Riches, Correspondent for North-West England and Wales - Daily Express

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The Best Book I’ve Read in a Long Time. A superb blend of history, fiction and up to the minute geopolitics. Death of a Union is a thriller that spans forty decades and will keep you turning the page of everyone peeling back the onion of intrigue." - K. Darcy

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Bloody Brilliant! A pulse-pounding journey through history and geopolitics! 'Death of a Union' masterfully intertwines past and present, delivering a gripping tale of corruption, power, and justice. A must-read for thriller enthusiasts!" - P. Clark

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A New Star is Born in the World of Thriller Writers! Riveting from start to finish! 'Death of a Union' artfully captures the complexities of political intrigue, blending a rich historical backdrop with a modern narrative. A captivating and thought-provoking read!" - M. Steventon

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A literary rollercoaster! 'Death of a Union' doesn't just tell a story; it immerses you in a world where every twist and turn keeps you hooked. Brilliantly written, I couldn't put it down!" - R. Springer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "An absolute page-turner! 'Death of a Union' skillfully weaves together the threads of corruption, betrayal, and justice. The characters are so vivid; you feel like you're part of the political intrigue. Gripping and immersive!" - S. Lamswood

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Captivating and relevant! 'Death of a Union' seamlessly connects the dots between history and modern-day geopolitics. An engaging narrative with characters that stay with you long after you've finished the last page." M. Jones

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There is quite a famous cast of characters in Death of a Union, real and imagined as the author seamlessly blends true historical events with modern geopolitics.


Born in Oxford, England, and growing up in the Midlands near Shrewsbury, Andrew Wood immigrated to America in 1980 to pursue a career as a professional golfer. Unfortunately, lack of talent held him back, and he accidentally found himself running a small karate school in Southern California. After struggling to survive for 18 months, he decided to focus all his attention on increasing his sales and marketing skills by reading hundreds of books. 

His interest in marketing became a passion, and he quickly turned the single school into a national chain of over 400 units. After selling out of in the late '90s, he moved to Florida, where he founded Legendary Marketing, a business designed to combine his passion for golf and travel with his marketing expertise. There he quickly built a name for himself in the golf industry with the early adoption of websites, social media, and email marketing.

Author of over 50 books on a wide range of topics including: Sales, marketing, Leadership, creativity, travel, personal development and fiction. Not bad for a kid who quit school at 15, never graduated from high school, and still can’t spell a lick!


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