The unorthodox and violent actions across Europe in 2000 by the unlikely alliance of Zita, an ex-Mossad operative, and Liam Reilly, an east-end criminal and alcoholic, results in an assassination attempt on their lives.
Despite living a supposedly invisible existence on Madonna, a houseboat in Amsterdam, they are eventually tracked down.
Following a failed sniper attack on their lives, they know there is nowhere to hide and they race to leave the city and travel to London.
With the end of the Kray’s stranglehold, the city and its criminal world are changing fast. The ever-increasing violence meted out by the Eastern European interlopers, the growing drug trade and the black economy create a world to which that Zita and Liam must immediately adapt to.

Graham Sclater interviewed by Bill Everatt at Celtica Radio on ‘Born To Run’:

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Born to Run:

 

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The arson of the Love Shack on New Year’s Eve, and the resultant deaths, have massive implications for the survivors as they all try to come to terms with it in different ways.

They hideout in a safe house but did not account for the reappearance of Erag, the eastern European butcher, and his vile atrocities.

After yet more hospital treatment and recuperation, months later everyone is able to go their separate ways.

Zita and Liam choose to go on the journey that they never expected to make to track down the perpetrators and wreak their revenge.

  • “Another great thriller for Sclater…”
  • “I’ve been waiting a long time for this one …”
  • “A world I knew little about …”

Graham Sclater chatting with Pippa Quelch on 24/11/2020 on BBC Radio Devon about ‘I Will Survive’:

Graham chatting with Steve Yablsey on BBC Radio Bristol 8/11/2020:

So you want to write a novel, your story, your life, your memoir, autobiography or your family history.

WRITE ON! Will help you do just that. Graham Sclater has published seven novels in different genres and now gives creative writing talks on cruise ships, at libraries and literary festivals.
Graham said, “When I was asked to write this book I made a decision to keep it simple while at the same time aspiring to encourage you to release your potential.” Graham Sclater’s book – WRITE ON! is written just for you. Check out the Tabitha Book Store to see which books are available.

A chance meeting between a young boy and Michael Collins in Macroom, a small town in County Cork, on the fateful day of his death on 22nd August 1922, affects the next three generations of the Reilly family.

Liam Reilly is an East End criminal, and alcoholic, and in 1999 he is forced to leave his home and family following a horrific episode caused by his drunkenness. He finds himself alone in Amsterdam, a city notorious for its extraordinary take on drugs and sex.
Can he finally beat his demons? Can he survive the next chapter of his pathetic life as he is immediately immersed in the seedy underworld that is the Red Light District?

  • “A great read that captures the very essence of this infamous part of Amsterdam”
  • “Sclater uncovers a world that few of us ever knew existed”
  • “Red light spells danger and in this book it does just that”
  • “Amsterdam als het wordt gezien vanaf de binnenkant”

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Marian Andrews from ‘Indie Books & More’ podcast chats with Graham Sclater:

Julian Hamilton-Lufton is a good looking, high-flying dealer at the London Stock Exchange. He can’t resist a pretty woman and with his money and fast cars he finds it incredibly easy to satisfy his deep rooted lust anywhere, anytime.Alicia Fisher, a pretty woman married to Robbie who works in South Korea, is one of his many conquests, and following yet another illicit weekend with Julian at his country cottage she is racked with guilt and commits suicide.
Robbie returns from Asia for her funeral and as the truth unfolds he learns why she killed herself. The police have their suspicions but are unable to bring charges against Julian so Robbie takes things into his own hands.
He ruthlessly pursues a vendetta against Julian determined to ruin his success, business and ultimately his life in the most macabre way.

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It’s 2010 and the world is on the edge of a financial meltdown. Brian Chapman feels the brunt of the problem as he struggles to keep his family business afloat with diminishing income and the looming financial catastrophe.

Can he survive this most challenging crisis of his life or will he lose everything?

  • “Sclater grabs the reader from the first chapter and tells it how it really is. . .”
  • “A seismic breakdown in family life. . . “
    “Harrowing and shocking. . .”
  • “Sclater has the reader at the centre of the story. . .””It felt like I was actually there””A story waiting to be told”.

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‘Ticket to Ride’ is a satisfyingly filthy yet delightfully innocent, romp through the bars and clubs of late 60’s Germany as The Cheetahs, a young band from small town southern England chase their dreams along the trail blazed by the Beatles in Hamburg. Along the way they discover the realities of life on the road in all of its Dirt & Glory, Sex & Drugs, Life & Death, Rock & Roll…
…and it’s all here in one gangster and hooker infested plate of realism, which was the Reeperbahn at that time.

Pulling no punches telling it like it was Sclater, who lived in this world himself for much of the 60s, tells us first hand through the eyes of characters based on real life kids who grew up fast faced with this in at the deep end rollercoaster ride of debauchery and ultimate demise. Not all gloom and doom though as the tale takes us beyond Hamburg, with occasional human kindness and discoveries of new loves of the strangest kind.

You’ll be pulled into their world and the Horrors & Highlights befalling Reg, Jimmy, Adrian, Gerry and their leader Dave and their ever changing entourage, will keep you reading as the pace moves on just quickly enough to keep you hooked, never overblown with drama but full of the contrast between the naivety of our characters and the grittiness of events, mostly recognisable to anyone who’s spent any time in the live music business, here, however, experienced in extremis. This book will leave you amazed that any of them survived, not all of them did, and there is a certain sadness to the conclusion, alien to any Hollywood version of books like this, but it’s a melancholy which gives this slice of modern history the humanity it deserves. “Don’t let your kids join a rock band Mrs Worthington! – Dean G Hill

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Harry Clark was a soldier stationed in Cyprus where he met and married Xanthi but within weeks of the birth of his daughter he left to join the Special Forces. His precarious life was cut short when he was shot by Malik, an Iraqi insurgent, and left for dead.
Twenty years after getting married Harry finally returned to Cyprus to fulfil his dream of opening his own restaurant. That was soon shattered when he was unwittingly dragged into the seedy world of people trafficking, and the reappearance of Malik.

Will he survive this time?

REVIEW – Cowboys And Angels by Graham Sclater

It’s not often that only a couple of chapters into a book, you already feel it would would make a great TV drama series or a movie. Yet that’s exactly how I felt when reading Cowboys And Angels, an engrossing thriller by Graham Sclater.

The central character is Harry Clark, an ex-Special Forces soldier now running a beachside bar in Cyprus who uncovers a people-smuggling racket, sickening child abuse and also the involvement of an old enemy who tried to kill him when he served in Iraq.

The story unfolds with rapid pace and Sclater deftly conveys a great sense of place and of character as events move relentlessly towards a shocking and graphic conclusion which sets your heart racing. A powerful and pulsating book by a writer with total command of the thriller genre.  

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Young sisters Hannah and Abi are faced with a dilemma that would not be wished on anyone. How do they help their seriously ill mother who is in desperate need of life saving and expensive treatment in America when all they have is their pocket money? Perhaps their love of music will help them but can they do anything in time?’

  • I cried several times while I was reading this book…sometimes with happiness.”A feel-good story that will make everyone smile.’

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