Who is MP Miles?

Mark Miles is the author of Shelter Rock. Aged eighteen he escaped from his small home town in Dorset and walked alone through Africa from Cape Town to Cairo. He is a pilot, a diving instructor and a yacht Captain. He lives in England with a big dog called Rum.

What is Shelter Rock about?

Shelter Rock is a pulse-pounding thriller. In a pursuit from Cape Town to Cairo, Agent Angel Rots’ target is always one step ahead and he begins to ask questions. Looking for answers, Angel discovers a secret that challenges his own loyalties and could change the course of history.

“Securocrat Lombard and his deputy Roux dealt in secrets daily, like market traders. Secrets were the product they bought and sold, hopefully at a profit. But there was one secret not for sale, a secret that only a dozen people or less knew in its entirety.”

SHELTER ROCK by MP MILES is a fast-paced espionage thriller based on true events featuring an African spy and a pulse-pounding pursuit from Cape to Cairo.

South Africa is under attack from all sides when Elanza, a politically connected heiress blinded by disease and looking for love before it is too late, meets a naïve English boy. Ralph, eighteen and innocent, has accidentally stumbled upon Elanza – and South Africa’s biggest secret.

When Ralph disappears into the depths of Africa to walk home overland, a Swazi spy, the only black African agent working for the apartheid era National Intelligence Service, comes into both of their lives. Angel Rots is uniquely qualified for his official mission to find Ralph, and a private mission to settle an old score, but in a pursuit from Cape Town to Cairo Ralph is always one step ahead, and Angel starts to ask questions. Why is this kid so important? What has he found? Looking for answers, Angel discovers a secret that challenges his own loyalties – and could change the course of history.

From illegal nightclubs in South Africa to poachers in Zimbabwe and the Batwa pygmies of Burundi, from arrest in Uganda and drugged hit men in Kenya to thieving Sudanese nuns and a final confrontation in the bazaars of Old Cairo, no one would make it home without an angel watching over them.

RELEASE DATE: 28 February 2019

£ 9.99

Book ISBN: 9781789016390

Ebook ISBN: 9781789019421

Audiobook ISBN: 9781789019438

“I was really impressed. The writing is engaging, the idea is appealing, and you write with real energy and imagination.”

Jonny Geller
'Super-agent’ representing John le Carré

“You write well. I like your writing style and I find your story interesting.”

Darley Anderson
London agent representing Lee Child (Reacher)


MP Miles is from a small town in Dorset. Aged eighteen he escaped, and walked alone through Africa from Cape Town to Cairo, the subject of much of his novel Shelter Rock. After studying agriculture he farmed sheep and potatoes in England and Portugal before travelling the world buying and selling fresh produce. He is a pilot, a diving instructor, and an award-winning chef. Mark started writing fiction four years ago, having for many years written sailing book reviews and yacht test reports (think Jeremy Clarkson of boats). A lifelong sailor he lives in England but spends time in the Caribbean on-board a yacht called Pacific Wave.

Mark’s radio interview with Talk Radio Europe, the most listened to English language radio station in the EU

Shelter Rock is to be released as an Audiobook ISBN 9781789019438 read by Sebastian Abineri

Shelter Rock Audio Book by MP Miles read by Sebastian Abineri