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The New Myles Munro Thriller
The new Myles Munro thriller was published on 28th January 2016. Last Prophecy of Rome involves 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 or here 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
Since Secrets 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 War tells the fascinating, harrowing, deeply personal and sometimes absurd personal testimonies of civilians who worked in Helmand’s frontline. The British Army Review concluded “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 Price was 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 think and 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 summary which (in December 2015) was barely longer than the title itself.
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 page or my US Amazon author page.
Meanwhile, if you want to contact me, just add a comment to this blog post, which I’ll read but won’t publish.
Thank you for reading.
Iain. I enjoyed your book very much.
North Korea has just detonated a nuclear bomb so it claims. 5th of January 2016 is only a few days out from your prediction of a “major nuclear incident” in December 2015.
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Thanks Gillian – and there was also the launch of the world’s first ‘Stellarator’, a major nuclear breakthrough, on 10th December. So glad you liked the book – thank you!
An excellent read. I like the way it combines fact and fiction. I particularly like too be learn history from your book. It would make an excellent film.
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Loved the Last Nazi, but you could get your editors to iron out some issues, particularly as the book goes on. Also, as a Scot, I took some exception with the reference to the Act of Union of 1801, which was when Ireland was annexed to Great Britain, ignoring the 1707 Act of Union, which brought Scotland under the rule of a United Kingdom parliament. The Irish came later.
I loved both books and would like to know when to pre-order the next. Thank you
Thanks Barbara – that’s great to hear. The next books are quite a while away (I’m still working out the plots). But do tell your friends about the first two, and I’ll try to write the sequels quickly. Thanks again, Iain.
Thanks for the reply and know I will be waiting! 🙂
Well, I impulsed bought both of your books. I always question my sanity when I do that and so I give thanks for an enjoyable character and perspective on world history. I’m anxiously waiting for more. Please continue writing your fictional books and perhaps have Myles and Helen honeymoon in Canada.
Hi Iain, Have you sketched out plots for new Myles Munro thriller(s) yet? Looking forward to good read this summer to get away from the brexit fiasco . Best Wishes John
Thanks John – that’s very kind. Thank you! Yes, more plots have been sketched out, and I will write them – eventually. Don’t yet know when, but I am planning on more from Myles soon…. best wishes, Iain