Scheduled for re-release: December 2021
Aidan Wheelan built a successful life with nothing more than his wits and instinct for profit. Not yet forty and already worth a good seven figures life seemed complete, then a knock at his door changed it forever. Everything Aidan valued, his beautiful wife, brilliant kids and handsome home were at risk. But just as his long fight against the authorities to get back everything he’d lost was succeeding, victory could be snatched from his grasp. Faced with no choice, Aidan stuck a deal with the devil, agreeing to become an informer for the agency prosecuting him, so they could snare a much bigger target; a charismatic Russian billionaire with a shady past. But he is a man with a deep interest in Aidan’s family. Love and friendship are tested to the limit as a web of lies, crime and violence envelops Aidan’s family and friends.
Nothing but the Truth was inspired by the experience of a good friend of mine who received a knock at the door which changed his life and started a five-year nightmare. When it was over, he said, `It could not have got any worse.’
I wrote this book to prove that it could have.
If you ever wondered how ordinary people go from watching the news to becoming the news, Nothing but the Truth offers a frightening insight into how easy that can be. Discover how crime, politics and family secrets collide in a violent maelstrom that only love, truth and friendship can defeat.
`Nothing but the truth takes you on a journey with John le Carre behind the wheel and Simon Kernick and Sophie Hannah giving directions from the back seat.’
A good read.
I had a lot of sympathy for Aidan and Max, just two guys trying to get ahead in a world where the dice are loaded against them. The menace and humour of their plight seemed realistic for people who live on their wits. The intervention of Aidan’s wife who leads the story to its violent conclusion was a surprise. I also liked the way the media were managed in the official explanation of the Surrey Shoot out’. You can’t help wondering how many actual events are finessed with sleight of hand.
Monty Best 3 star Amazon review
Well-paced and original plot.
Excellent read – fast-paced, original plot, contemporary and often humorous. What’s more, the main characters were unusually credible. Sam Flint clearly has insight on the government’ stumbling and Russians with dubious sources of wealth.
Waiting eagerly for the next one from Sam!
Pauli – 4 star Amazon review
Original and enjoyable
The author sprinkles facts about the first decade of the new millennium into a tale of Russian gangsters and British spies, brought together in the leafy Home Counties by the actions of a couple of Irish wide boys.
Nothing but the Truth is an original and enjoyable story. I look forward to what this writer does next.
John Szepietowski – five star Amazon review
Not my usual genre, but as this was recommended by a friend. Enjoyable and engaging from start to end. The way the plot comes together is written very well written. An enjoyable debut.
This is okay for a first novel. It kept me interested to the end. I liked the cover design: albeit it is not clear what is depicted but it is related to the action towards the end.
Katyn 1940 – 3 star Amazon review