Talks and Lectures
Apologies for the late-notice cancellation of my talk, Moral Philosophy for Elves,especially to any elves who were hoping to come. This page (click here) has some of the things I would have said. Thank you to everyone who made it to my more serious talk, Making Peace in War, at Oxford on 28th January – a transcript is expected soon (click here for details). Information about some of my other past talks is available here.
The New Myles Munro Thriller
The new Myles Munro thriller was published on 28th January 2016. Last Prophecy of Romeinvolves some very contemporary themes, and early reviewers have described it as ‘Even better than his debut (Secrets of the Last Nazi)’. To order your copy from Amazon, click here if you live in the UK orhere if you live in the US. If you live elsewhere, then search Amazon or Google for ‘Last Prophecy of Rome’.
The book has already been very popular with readers. Thank you to everyone who has written such nice things about it. If you read it and enjoyed it too, then please leave a review online.
Please avoid the pirate sites claiming to offer the book for a suspiciously low price. They’re lying, or they’re illegal, and they may put malware on your computer.
Secrets of the Last Nazi
SinceSecrets of the Last Nazi became Britain’s best-selling spy story in the summer, it has continued to become even more popular. After six months of growing sales, it reached the number 35 position on the main Amazon.com chart, and has now topped several sales categories in the US. Thanks to everybody who bought it, and especially to those of you who have written such wonderful reviews about it. Here are some nice comments from readers.
Thanks also to the bloggers who have described the book as “unputdownable”,“fantastic”and “mesmerising”. And particularly thanks to two North American reviewers – one concluded the book is “an incredible revelationary work that may just change the way you look at the world”,and the other that it is “one of the most original and carefully thought out stories that have yet to appear in print”. Both are correct. Thank you all for your support.
If you liked Secrets of the Last Nazi too, then please write a review of the book and post it online– it usually takes only a minute to put a review on Amazon or Kobo, and each one can make a huge difference. Five star reviews (if you think it deserves five stars) help keep the average rating high, which in turn brings new readers to the story.
Click here for a free preview of the book, if you haven’t bought it yet.
War and International Affairs (Non-Fiction)
Making Peace in Wartells the fascinating, harrowing, deeply personal and sometimes absurd personal testimonies of civilians who worked in Helmand’s frontline. The British Army Reviewconcluded “If you read just one book on Helmand, read this”. Click here for more information on the book, including where you can buy it.
Peace at Any Pricewas described by the Economist magazine as “excellent”, while a respected journal concluded it was “One of the most perceptive accounts ever written on the practical difficulties associated with peace building in the aftermath of ethnic conflict“. To learn more about the book, click here.
This article explains why modern war is different from what most people thinkand for my series on ‘thinkers at war’ in Military History Monthly magazine – the military experiences of philosophers, click here.
How to Make Good Decisions and Be Right All the Time
Is it ethical to give a book a satirical title, when you know some people might not get the joke? Find out by reading How to Make Good Decisions and Be Right All the Time. You can read the first chapters here (free),and there’s a summary of the whole book in sixty-two bullet-points, here.
For people who prefer their bullets to come from action-thriller heroes, try this explanation based on Jack Bauer from the TV series 24(I don’t know the author, but it’s a great piece, even when he lampoons my book). Or you might prefer this piece from a very remote part of central Africa about how we get moral ideas and what it means. And if it’s still all that’s too long for you, then here’s a summarywhich (in December 2015) was barely longer than the title itself.
Meanwhile, here’s my article in Prospect Magazine about whether markets and morals can mix (summary: ‘Um, sometimes – depends what you mean, really’).
Here’s some pontification on what ‘ethical living’ really means, which quotes extensively from a 1970s BBC sitcom.
Finally, here are some moral philosophy puzzles. You can decide whether it’s ethical to waste your time on them.
For information about all my books, you can go to my UK Amazon author pageor my US Amazon author page.
Here’s a recent interview, mainly about Secrets of the Last Nazi