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Reconciliation for the Dead

Reconciliation for the Dead
  • Author(s): Paul E Hardisty
  • Location(s): Angola, South Africa
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Fresh from events in Yemen and Cyprus, vigilante justice-seeker Claymore Straker returns to South Africa, seeking absolution for the sins of his past. Over four days, he testifies to Desmond Tutu’s newly established Truth and Reconciliation Commission, recounting the...

The Evolution of Fear

The Evolution of Fear
  • Author(s): Paul E Hardisty
  • Location(s): Cyprus
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Claymore Straker is a fugitive with a price on his head. Wanted by the CIA for acts of terrorism he did not commit, his best friend has just been murdered and Rania, the woman he loves, has disappeared. Betrayed...

The Abrupt Physics of Dying

The Abrupt Physics of Dying
  • Author(s): Paul E Hardisty
  • Location(s): Yemen
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Claymore Straker is trying to forget a violent past. Working as an oil company engineer in the wilds of Yemen, he is hijacked at gunpoint by Islamic terrorists. Clay has a choice: help uncover the cause of a mysterious...

Absolution

Absolution
  • Author(s): Paul E Hardisty
  • Location(s): Egypt, East Africa
  • Genre(s): Thriller

Sequel to the critically acclaimed The Abrupt Physics of Dying, The Evolution of Fear and Reconciliation for the Dead. Claymore Straker returns in another gripping, page-turning, socially conscious thriller, with more at stake than ever… It is 1997, eight...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021