Veteran Thunderbirds Actor Shane Rimmer announces the release of his new novel Long Shot!
Star Wars, Doctor Who, James Bond, Superman and Batman, share 2 things in common, they are some of the best loved and successful TV and film franchises in the world, and Shane Rimmer has been in all of them. Actor Shane Rimmer, still remembered by millions as the voice of Scott Tracy from Thunderbirds, is pleased to announce the publication of his first novel Long Shot.
Following on the success of his first book, a wry and refreshingly frank autobiography From Thunderbirds to Pterodactyls, (published by Signum in 2010 and recently re-issued as a paperback), Long Shot marks Shane’s first foray into fiction, although he is already an established and respected TV writer with writing credits in classics such as Captain Scarlet, Joe 90 and the Protectors.
Long Shot is a thriller set in the world of golf in the 1980’s and is the first release from Shane Rimmer Publishing and is available now as an eBook from Amazon.
Long Shot Synopsis
Gene Tucker, once an odds on favourite to capture the title of ‘Young Golfer of the Year’ was knocked out of the running by a devastating car crash on a West Virginia highway – his golfing career appeared to be over. He was reduced to running a driving range, giving golf lessons on the side. His involvement in the Pro Game appeared over. He was running on empty.
A dynamo Washington lobbyist Victor Laski controls the financial consortium that has just developed the latest and most lavish championship golf course in Northern Spain, bordering the Pyrenees Mountains. The course is Campos Ciela.
Out of the blue, Tucker receives an offer to manage the Opening Day tournament. He takes on the contract and with it a brimful of murder, Spanish nobility intrigue, a diehard group of Basque dissidents whose aim is to protect the ancient rights of their land and a young Basque renegade, Ramos, who is bent on wiping out the future of Campos Ciela and Gene Tucker as well.
From a savage murder in a London car park to another killing during the Opening Day tournament in Navarre, it’s a deadly business…