Monday, 25 October 2021

Mike finds inspiration from death in the Gulf

JOURNALIST, actor and musician Mike Rowbottom has added another string to his bow…. author.

Mike, who lives in Stoke Row, has published his first novel to Kindle.

Called Shallow Lives…. Shallow Seas, it is, he says, a tale of adventure, danger and deception set in the Arabian Gulf at the time of the second Gulf War.

Concrete-weighted bodies are hauled from the sea, a call girl is found murdered and her friend goes on the run because she knows who did it…. all this is set against a sub-plot of planted weapons in Iraq.

Mike, 63, says: “It’s a potent mixture which rattles along at a pace but still, I hope, has time to explore all the characters. The events are based on real incidents during my time living and working in Dubai. A poor call girl was found dead in our apartment block and while I didn’t know her, I’d seen her in the elevator and by the swimming pool. She was aloof and beautiful.

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