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Bill Ward

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Bill’s love of reading commenced at a very young age. He credits his Gran for encouraging his interest by regularly taking him to the local library after primary school. At boarding school, when the lights went out in his dormitory, he was often encouraged by the other boys to tell stories. English Literature was always his favourite school subject.
A long and successful career in IT saw him live and travel all over the world. With hindsight it was the start of his writing fiction but they were called business proposals in those days! Having always enjoyed different cultures, the one life lesson Bill has learned is “wherever you go you will find good and bad people. This is not determined by colour, race, religion or country.”
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Bill Ward My new thriller Encryption tackles very topical issues. The leaks by Snowden reveal how everything we write is being read by the world’s security serv…moreMy new thriller Encryption tackles very topical issues. The leaks by Snowden reveal how everything we write is being read by the world’s security services. Encryption will make readers think about our respective governments and the things they do in our name.
While the story is fundamentally a murder mystery it raises important questions about our privacy, the role of the NSA and GCHQ in our daily lives, and what sort of world we want to inhabit.
In researching this book, I was staggered to discover there is evidence of a surveillance product used by different Security Services, which has been known to be installed as part of a commonly used software update, which avoids detection by anti-virus software.
There has even been talk of the same thing happening via iTunes. We can only guess why it took Apple five years to apply a straightforward fix to stop it happening. One view is that the NSA didn’t want it fixed!
As one of my reviews says,” Encryption forces readers to examine foreign policy and national security with a more critical eye... and in doing so, readers may find they do not care for what they see.”
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Bill Ward Thanks Jack. I've been meaning to pick up a copy of Jihad Britain as I enjoyed Damaged Goods. I shall need some more books for my holiday in July! …moreThanks Jack. I've been meaning to pick up a copy of Jihad Britain as I enjoyed Damaged Goods. I shall need some more books for my holiday in July! (less)
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Trafficking (Powell, #1)

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Abducted (Powell, #2)

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Deception (Powell #3)

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Betrayed (Powell #4)

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Retribution (Powell #5)

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The Cabal (Powell #6)

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Addiction - New release!

The seventh book in the Powell crime/thriller series is now available.

A young girl dies in a nightclub in Moscow.
The Russian Mafia want to sell their drugs in Brighton’s clubs and bars, but Powell won’t have drugs being peddled in his bar, especially as there are deadly drugs on the streets.
The police are unable to bring anyone to justice. Witnesses end up disappearing.
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Bill Ward == SPECIAL PROMOTION! ==
Today is the last chance to grab Trafficking for 0.99!
123 x 5* reviews.
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Bill Ward Trafficking - Now an Audiobook!
"Exciting, terrifying, brilliant."
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Bill Ward RETRIBUTION - New Release!
5* Reviews:
"Another top notch Powell thriller."
"An enthralling thriller."
"Another brilliant Powell book."
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Retribution (Powell #5) by Bill Ward


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Bill Ward Happy Christmas to everyone! If you don 't celebrate Christmas then have a great holiday.


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Bill Ward RETRIBUTION - New Release
In an emotional story of abuse and lost innocence, Powell must again walk a tightrope between the law and delivering justice.
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Retribution (Powell #5) by Bill Ward


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Bill Ward My Powell thriller trilogy: TRAFFICKING, ABDUCTED, DECEPTION are being featured by Amazon in the UK and Europe as Kindle deals for April and are available at £0.99 each until the end of the month when they have to return to their normal price.
All 3 are high in the Kindle rankings with excellent reviews!
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Trafficking (Powell, #1) by Bill Ward
Abducted (Powell, #2) by Bill Ward
Deception (Powell #3) by Bill Ward


message 12: by Sean

Sean Buckley Hi Bill,
My thriller Quorum will be available FREE on Amazon for today & tomorrow. If you like a thriller then why not download a copy and who knows you may just find that you like it! Quorum

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quorum-fast-p...

Regards
Sean


message 11: by Bill

Bill Ward DECEPTION is now available!
3rd book featuring Powell, "A British Jack Reacher!"
POWELL IS BACK IN A HEART POUNDING STORY THAT WILL LEAVE YOU BREATHLESS.
The Americans aren’t happy with the changing political climate in Britain. Elements of the CIA and MI6 enter into a conspiracy to help shape the thinking of the British public.
Meanwhile ISIS has a plan to bring terror to the streets of Britain.
Powell is caught in the middle when he offers help to a former lover, whose life is in danger. Soon it becomes evident, someone will stop at nothing to see them both silenced.
Unsure who can be trusted, Powell must act to save the lives of his friends and right a terrible wrong.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Deception-Pow...


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"This is a great book. The story is important and relevant!"
"I'd definitely recommend it to any fans of Robert Ludlum!"
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message 9: by Bill

Bill Ward My new thriller Abducted is now available.
Powell returns in an action packed novel of violence, sex and betrayal!
He is trying to recover two children from Saudi Arabia, who have been abducted by their father. In a culture where women are second class citizens, a woman holds the key to the success or failure of his mission.
Meanwhile, back in Brighton, Afina is trying to deal with a new threat from Romanian gangsters.
From the streets of Brighton to Riyadh, Powell must take the law into his own hands, to help the innocent. Abducted (Powell, #2) by Bill Ward


message 8: by Bill

Bill Ward My new thriller Trafficking is now available to pre-order at:
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Trafficking is big business and those involved show no remorse, have no mercy, only a deadly intent to protect their income.
Afina is a young Romanian girl with high expectations when she arrives in Brighton but she has been tricked and there is no job, only a life as a sex slave.
Facing a desperate future, Afina tries to escape and a young female police officer, who comes to her aid, is stabbed.
Powell’s life has been torn apart for the second time and he is determined to find the man responsible for his daughter’s death.
Action, violence and sex abound in this taut thriller about one of today’s worst crimes.


Frances Thanks Bill for being my GR friend. I read Outlander some years ago and gave it 5 stars!


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Bill Ward Happy Xmas everyone and if you don't actually celebrate Christmas then just have a great holiday!


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Bill Ward Great to see Encryption is #41 in Kindle Store > Books > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Thrillers > Technothrillers


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Bill Ward I had a great time being interviewed in "WHO'S ON THE SHELF WITH NONNIE JULES?" http://wp.me/p49Fi9-QQ
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message 2: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 09:04AM)

Dale Thele Bill, thank you for the Goodreads friend connect.
Wishing you all the very best in 2014!


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Bill Ward Happy Xmas and a great New Year to everyone on Goodreads!


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