He lives in the northeast of England with his wife and daughter, his three sons having grown up and flown the coop.
In his time, he has run twenty-one consecutive Great North Run half-marathons, trekked Island Peak, to 6000m in Nepal, crossed the highest mountain pass in the world (also in Nepal) [which you can see on You-tube], done a 12,000ft tandem parachute jump and began writing, like John Buchan, "because he ran out of penny-novels to read and felt he should write his own."
Fred loves a good story, which is why he writes.
He also loves the Dordogne, French wine and a good family getogether!
"A haunting and bittersweet novel"
Nazi-occupied Aquitaine, 1943: A beautiful young woman is found murdered in the shadow of the Bergerac Prefecture. The Chief of Police suspects a German Security Police Major of the crime.
His actions result in a desperate trek towards neighbouring Switzerland, pursued by the German Sicherheitspolizei.
A gripping wartime story.