“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
Book ISBN: 9781789016390
Ebook ISBN: 9781789019421
Audiobook ISBN: 9781789019438
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, brilliant ‘living cover’ had he been spying for an Intelligence Service. 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 now lives in the Caribbean on-board a yacht called Pacific Wave.