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About Salford World War
1914 was the year that the First World War started. It was simple: a very important person from a big country went to visit a small country and got himself killed. Threats were issued. Tensions rose. Now, one hundred years later, could the same thing happen again? Could history repeat? What if the small place was Salford, not Serbia? What if the dignitary was from China, not the kingdom of Austria-Hungary? Other things are similar – the international tensions, the treaties, the posturing. Luckily, this time, we’ve got Melia. She’s been asked by Captain Gibson to organise Security for the visit. She has only one task – keep the visitor alive. That can’t be so difficult, can it? Well, there’s the international terrorists at work. They seem to be a bit of a problem. Then there’s the traitors in the diplomat’s own party. Then there’s the government back home, who don’t seem that worried about losing the high-ranking official. Then there’s the man’s own family – for, it turns out, he has family in Britain, some in in Salford. They don’t seem keen to welcome him. Then there’s Mickey. There’s always Mickey. For Melia, he’s always a problem, but this time he seems even more problematical than usual. He’s talking about retiring. Why, in heaven’s name, NOW? Of all times, this one when she really needs him. Surely he can stick around, for a while? At least, until the mission is over, and the next world war is averted. Can’t he see he’s needed?
About Mike Scantlebury
Mike Scantlebury is my given name and most of my ancestors came from Cornwall. However, bored with the seascapes and cliffs, they soon moved north and settled in the big city of Bristol, England’s gateway to America. Not to be outdone, I soon moved to the North West of England, lived in Manchester for a while, then settled in Salford. It’s near a big river, some docks, and the countryside – very much like Bristol. It also rains.
Most days I write crime fiction, but there’s also articles, factual stuff, Science Fiction, songs and song writing info.
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