Laurence Ramsey was born in London but now lives with his Finnish wife in rural Derbyshire (in the semi-scenic English Midlands), together with an enigmatic Lakeland Terrier who seems to enjoy his writing. He was employed by a recently closed government department but now devotes himself to writing when he can't avoid doing freelance work to pay the bills. "Okkupation" is his debut novel, although he has also published two parts of a graphic novel "2014: A Bad Year" with the third on its way.
Sam Mallory is a private detective working in an alternate Los Angeles during 1943. A new case takes him into the heart of a seedy and dangerous world where nothing and no-one are quite as they seem. Hollywood meets the Third Reich with unpredictable results. This riveting narrative mixes fiction and well researched fact. The effect is as if Raymond Chandler had rewritten Homer's Odyssey.