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Hot Air

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There you are enjoying a birthday treat in a hot air balloon. You drift across the rooftops that are the quintessence of Regency Bath in rural England. Why would someone want to shoot you down? How is a hot air balloon shot down?
This unusual and graphic beginning leads to a lethal hide-and-seek adventure in the Mediterranean; Erica is the feisty redhead in trouble. It is up to her to get sorted and survive, even if it means ditching a weak boyfriend for a tough bit of rough, although people are not what they seem.

Underlying the scary events is a criminal family whose specialism grew from money laundering to people laundering, working for other underworld syndicates - a multinational bad company. Seeing suspicious men behind every olive tree and distrusting the police, Erica learned to use the methodology of the villains against them in order to survive and seek justice. A poetic and ironic justice.

103 pages, Kindle Edition

First published May 24, 2011

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Geoff Nelder

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Geoff Nelder has a wife, two grown-up kids, an increasing number of grandkids, and lives in rural England within an easy cycle ride of the Welsh mountains. He taught Geography and Information Technology for years until writing took over his life. Geoff is a competition short-fiction judge, and a freelance editor.

Publications include several non-fiction books on climate reflecting his other persona as a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society; over 50 published short stories in various magazines and anthologies; thriller, humour, science fiction, and fantasy novels.
2005: Humorous thriller Escaping Reality. Republished 2012.
2008: Award-winning science fiction mystery with hot-blooded heroine, Exit, Pursued by a Bee.
2010: Another thriller received an Award d’Or from an Arts Academy in the Netherlands. Its third edition will be published in 2012, Hot Air.
2012: ARIA: Left Luggage science fiction apocalypse.
An urban and historical magic realism fantasy, Xaghra’s Revenge, is in the hands of a literary agency.

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September 8, 2015
Geoff Nelder’s “Hot Air” is what I would call a “crimedy”; a mix of crime and comedy that wouldn’t exist without it’s zany cast. Off on a good start, I had to think of Nelder's "Escaping Reality" and also the movie "In Bruges". The entire opening scene in the balloon is very gripping, very easy to visualize, funny, and makes you very curious what will happen to these people. But somewhere along the way the humor was lost and I realized I couldn't get a full grasp on the main character.
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439 reviews
April 13, 2013
Not for me .. Waffled on too much which distracted me from the plot . Not enough action .. Average at best
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