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Review of Swampjack Virus in the Lancashire Evening Post

Book review: Swampjack Virus by Nicholas Litchfield

The Lancashire Evening Post features an excellent book review of my debut novel, Swampjack Virus today. The review is available to read on their website or in various other regional newspapers. There will also be a review published in the printed version of the Lancashire Evening Post on the 28th of October.

Here is a short excerpt: “British-born Nicholas Litchfield, a librarian, journalist and researcher who has settled down in Western New York, pays homage to both his old homeland and the classic thriller-adventure spy novels of the 1950s and ’60s in this exciting and wryly funny adventure novel.

Swampjack Virus, a fast-paced, well-plotted and gripping 21st century espionage thriller, follows a middle-aged, maverick CIA agent on a deadly assignment through England’s dark, satanic landscape.

Litchfield paints a pitch perfect portrait of a delightfully offbeat US spy who bucks the trend by coming out of the heat and into the cold. With his world-weary cynicism, tired exuberance and relentless womanising, Roger Chapley is a man on a mission to track down a dangerous cyber weapon.

Swampjack Virus, with its ironic undertones, charismatic cast and nail-biting suspense, takes us on a high-speed, rollercoaster journey from the opulent colonial lake houses in New York State to the slate-grey industrial towns and bleak back lanes of England.

Don’t miss the all-action adventure…”

Pam Norfolk’s review of Swampjack Virus by Nicholas Litchfield was published in the Lancashire Evening Post on October 22, 2013, and syndicated to 25 newspapers across the UK. Archived online access to these reviews, as they originally appeared, can be found at these weblinks:

Beverley Guardian; Blackpool Gazette; Bridlington Free Press; Burnley Express; Chorley Guardian; The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times; The Driffield Times & Post; Fleetwood Weekly News; Garstang Courier; Lancashire Post; Lancaster Guardian; Leigh Observer; Leyland Guardian; Longridge & Ribble Valley News and Advertiser; Lytham St. Annes Express; Pocklington Post; Pendle Today (Nelson Leader; Colne Times; Barnoldswick and Early Times); The St. Helens Reporter; The Visitor (Morcambe); Wigan Today (Wigan Post; Wigan Observer).