John Gordon Sinclair was born in Glasgow, Scotland and now lives in Surrey with his family. An acclaimed actor as well as a writer, John’s first film won him a BAFTA nomination for ‘Best Newcomer to a Leading film Role’. His first outing in London’s West End won him an Olivier award for ‘Best Actor’ and he is soon to be starring opposite Brad Pitt in WORLD WAR Z, released in June 2013.
John’s first novel, Seventy Times Seven, is a crime thriller set in Ireland and Alabama. The hardback was published by Faber in September 2012 with the paperback following on 4th April 2013. His second novel, Blood Whispers, which was published by Faber in June 2014.
SEVENTY TIMES SEVEN
Danny McGuire doesn’t like his job, but he’s good at it. Since his brother’s murder eight years earlier he has become a professional killer: a hit man for hire, bent on retribution.
The Job: Danny’s been contracted to eliminate the ‘Thevshi’ – the Ghost – the most elusive informant that has ever penetrated the Republican movement in Northern Ireland. But there’s a problem: the Thevshi claims to know who’s responsible for his brother’s death. Danny’s never killed someone he needed to talk to first.
The Target: When Finn O’Hanlon (A.K.A. the Thevshi) is attacked in a bar in Alabama he realises that his past has finally caught up with him. Forced to flee, he embarks on a desperate journey to find Danny McGuire before it’s too late.
The Complication: But Danny and Finn are up against someone who’s spent years hiding a secret, and it’s a secret they’ll go to any lengths to protect.
PUBLICATION DATE: 6th September 2012
Kaltrina Dervishi is a prostitute on the run from Serbian gang leader Fisnik Abazi. The police want her to give evidence against him: Abazi wants her dead. Only her lawyer, Keira Lynch, can keep that from happening.
What Keira doesn’t realise is that this is a case with global repercussions and it’s not long before the CIA come calling. If Kaltrina talks and Abazi is imprisoned, then certain information will come to light – information that men will go to any lengths to keep buried.
What they don’t realise though is that Keira Lynch isn’t your typical Glasgow lawyer. When she was eight years old she killed a man, and as they’re about to find out, she’s at her most dangerous when threatened.
PUBLICATION DATE: 5th June 2014