Michael J Lawrence


Brought up on a literary diet of Alistair MacLean, Clive Cussler, Ian Fleming and similar writers of the nineteen sixties and seventies - Michael has been a wannabe writer since he was old enough to read. But with more than forty years of career and parenthood getting in the way it is only now that his first dynamite novel The Aphrodite Conspiracy gets to see the light of day.

Michael has written this story to be easily savoured by anyone wanting to escape from everyday life into a rip-roaring thriller. As an accomplished Divemaster and owner of one of the fastest production motorcycles on the face of the earth, Michael is no stranger to the world that he writes about. Set in Cyprus and the UK, The Aphrodite Conspiracy is not a story written purely from imagination...

Graham Rye, The Editor & Publisher of 007 Magazine describes The Aphrodite Conspiracy:
“Mike Lawrence’s premiere novel moves along at a cracking breakneck pace, a real exciting page-turner that puts recent James Bond novels to shame.”

Michael lives in Dorset, on England's stunning south coast.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
The sequel to The Aphrodite Conspiracy. The new book picks up where the current one ends so readers will be able to immerse themselves back in Matthew Palmer's story without a break.
The Aphrodite Retribution is well under way.
Who are your favorite authors?
Ones that inspired me... Clive Cussler, Desmond Bagley, Ian Fleming, Alistair McLean and Julian Savarin. Ones that I read now for pleasure.. Mark Gimenez, Jonathan Kellerman, Julian Savarin, Dan Brown and Clive Cussler... I'm a sucker for a good adventure story.
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The Aphrodite Conspiracy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,340. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
Matthew Palmer’s world is about to be shot to pieces - literally. A millionaire's wife goes missing in Cyprus and Englishman Matthew Palmer is in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong girl.. "Mike Lawrence's premiere novel moves along at a cracking breakneck pace, a real exciting page-turner that puts recent James Bond novels to shame." Graham Rye - Editor & Publisher, 007 MAGAZINE.

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  • The Obituarist on Aug. 22, 2012

    Got absolutely no work done that afternoon as I opened the first page and the story just kept me engaged until I finished it. Tally ho chaps, bandits at twelve o'clock. A ripping yarn!