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Dec 10th 2015

Dec 10th 2014 Aylesbury, Bucks – author Ian Coates, born and schooled near Basildon, England, announced today that his debut thriller is to be released on Jan 20th by Bad Day Books, an imprint of U.S. publisher Assent Publishing. It will be available in paperback from on-line and high street bookshops as well as in e-book formats.

Ian’s journey to publication started 35 years ago when he won the Writer of the Year Competition run by Basildon council. It’s that trophy, which he has kept prominently on his desk ever since, that encouraged him to complete a full length adult novel. The thriller was written largely in moments grabbed during business trips on planes and in airport lounges.

In Eavesdrop, smuggling and industrial sabotage leave Customs Investigator James Winter’s career in tatters. Who arranged his dismissal, and what’s their link to Middle East Assassins?

Ian has worked in the high tech electronics industry since graduation, and it was his experience in that field that gave him the inspiration for his thriller.

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December 1st 2014.  Aylesbury, UK - Aylesbury-based author Ian Coates announces that he has been signed by U.S. publisher Assent Publishing for his debut thriller, Eavesdrop.  "It is never easy to break into the massive American market, so being contracted by a U.S publisher is a fantastic first step for my writing career," Ian said.  

Ian has wanted to write a novel since the age of eight.  He won a county-wide writing competition when he was fourteen, and in recent years was twice short-listed in international novel-writing competitions.  "It's so exciting to see my lifelong ambition finally coming to fruition after all these years," Ian said. 

The author's experience from a career designing radio equipment inspired him to write a tale in which smuggling, industrial sabotage, and high-tech spies leave customs investigator James Winter's career in tatters.  Who arranged his dismissal, and what?s their link to Middle East assassins?

Assent Publishing intends to release Eavesdrop under its suspense and thriller imprint, Bad Day Books, early next year. It will be available in paperback and e-book formats in the U.K. as well as America.