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message 1: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments Why not try one, or more, of the Alec Fincham novels while they're cheap. They're ideal company while you're curled up in your favourite chair. They're a mixture between investigation and action adventure thrillers, where Fincham takes on all comers.

Join Fincham as he travels the world, taking on terrorists, drug and gun runners, as well as. those just out for revenge.

The Barcza Gambit
Sicilian Defence
White King
Zugzwang
Octopus Knight
Medusa Defence
Deep Blue
Grand Prix Variation
Queen's Knight
Snake Variation
Monticelli Trap
Torre Attack
Mongoose Variation
Fried Fox and English Rat


message 2: by Roger (last edited Jul 14, 2017 11:00AM) (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments Each of the books are available for £1.16 and should keep you entertained for some time.

Alec Fincham is part of the SBS, he’s based out of Poole in Dorset. His missions have taken him to America (Florida), Egypt, Australia, Singapore, Afghanistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sicily and Italy, Crete, Ukraine, Libya, Oman, Abu Dhabi, Venezuela and Germany.

For some of these locations, I have relied upon personal experience, others an awful lot of research.

I’m currently working on the next story in the series, which takes Fincham Georgia (the one next to Russia) and beyond.

The Barcza Gambit
Sicilian Defence
White King
Zugzwang
Octopus Knight
Medusa Defence
Deep Blue
Grand Prix Variation
Queen's Knight
Snake Variation
Torre Attack
Monticelli Trap

Mongoose Variation
Lion's Jaw
Fried Fox and English Rat


message 3: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments White King
British anti-drug patrols in the Caribbean are dealt a blow by a Venezuelan drug lord. Fincham and his team are sent in to deliver a message. However, the message turns out to be more dangerous to deliver than they could have possibly imagined.

Zugzwang
A man wants revenge for his son’s death. If successful, he’ll kill hundreds of thousands. Fincham and his team find themselves in the Iraqi Western Desert, alone and outnumbered, and in a worse position than when they started. Can they survive?

Octopus Knight
A death in London sets Fincham on to the trail of a Russian drugs smuggler. He will have to face death in the frozen Chernobyl ghost towns, if he is to succeed.

Medusa Defence
The murder of a politician sends Fincham on a chase to find Medusa, a world famous model. He has to find out what she knows, and protect her from those who want the information she has.

Deep Blue
Somali pirates kidnap a South African diamond miner. Fincham is engaged to get him out, no matter the cost. To fail will deepen the world’s financial crisis, and strengthen foreign terrorist cells.


message 4: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments Cphe

Really sorry I didn't come back to you, as I mentioned above, I am studying at the moment and I'm dropping the ball a little with the writing.

Firstly, I hope you enjoyed the first book.

In answer to your question, there are threads which run through the books, but I've intentionally kept them low key so that the books can be enjoyed in any order.

I have personal favourites within the set, but the enjoyment of telling the story isn't always the same as reading. As such, people have told me they have different favourites to me.

If you want any more background to the individual stories, if you have a preference, then please let me know, and I'll try to respond much more quickly next time!


message 5: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments Before the release of book 14, Accelerated Dragon, why don't you take the chance to take in some of Alec Fincham's earlier adventures.

The Barcza Gambit - Someone wants to keep the Americans in Iraq, and they have a plan of how they are going to do it.
Sicilian Defence - The Sicilian Mafia are smuggling people out of North Africa, and they non too bothered about the threat these people could pose.
White King - Fincham has to Venezuelan drug king, who has targeted the Royal Navy after some drug seizures. This is going to be far more complex than Fincham ever thought possible.
Zugzwang - In an attempt to strike back at the people who killed his boy, a man hatches a plot to kill 500,000 Iraqis.
Octopus Knight - Drugs and arms are being smuggled out of the Ukraine, and Fincham has to tackle the problem in the wastelands of Chernobyl.
Medusa Defence - Fincham is sent to babysit a glamour mode,l who had a close relationship with an MP. Fincham has to travel half way round the world to protect her.
Deep Blue - A giant, blue diamond sets off a chain of events. Death and destruction follow this stone, wherever it goes.
Grand Prix Variation - An IT specialist who develops kit for the military, and owns a GP Team, is targeted by terrorists. Does Fincham protect the man, the team, or go after the threat directly?
Queen's Knight - Fincham has to travel to Egypt in an attempt to rescue a woman. However, little does he know, but the chain of events started much closer to home.
Snake Variation - During the Arab Spring, Fincham is sent to Libya to intercept a rogue SAS Team. In a country so fractured, Fincham has threats coming at him from all sides.
Torre Attack - Quinto Angelito Torre is a man not to be meddled with. He's a crime boss, drug lord, and a collector of antiquities. Fincham has a simple task, watch him! But as he gets closer to the target, things suddenly spiral out of control.
Monticelli Trap - Fincham returns to Italy, but his reputation proceeds him. Suddenly his short vacation becomes a living nightmare.
Red Queen - The British Government is given the chance to bid on a rare selection of diamonds. However, that's not what everyone is actually buying. Fincham must obtain the diamonds, but the Russians, Chinese, and Israelis will quite happily kill him to get to the diamonds first.

There's plenty of action, with both Fincham, and his team, running around the globe protecting British interests, and protecting his Government.


message 6: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...

Deep Blue (Alec Fincham #7) by Roger Cave
Somali pirates kidnap a South African diamond miner. Fincham is engaged to get him out, no matter the cost. To fail will deepen the world’s financial crisis, and strengthen foreign terrorist cells.


message 7: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments Alec Fincham is seconded to MI6 to investigate, and terminate, any actions which may not be in the best interests of his country.

He travels the world, often getting himself, and his small team from the Special Boat Service, in hot water.

Ultimately, he has to place himself in harm's way to get the job done, and once he starts a mission, he has to see it through, no matter what.

The Barcza Gambit
Sicilian Defence
White King
Zugzwang
Octopus Knight
Medusa Defence
Deep Blue
Grand Prix Variation
Queen's Knight
Snake Variation


message 8: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments The first book in the Alec Fincham Series.
The Americans want out of Iraq; to withdraw all their troops and return home. However, for some of the neighboring countries, this leaves an unstable and unchecked regime in close proximity - How do you get the American War Machine to stay put, and possibly deal with your other enemies in the process?
And here's the new cover for The Barcza Gambit.
Keep an eye out for all the new covers in the coming days!

The names behind the Alec Fincham novels are all related to chess. They will be in relation to plays, moves, pieces, etc.
The pieces/plays form part of the story, and as a re-launch, all the books will have new covers, which more accurately represent the stories told within.
All the books follow the operations of Commander Alec Fincham. He works for MI6, sometimes alone, sometimes as part of a team from the Special Boat Service - All of the books are action filled military, or espionage, based thrillers.

The Barcza Gambit (Alec Fincham, #1) by Roger Cave


message 9: by Roger (last edited Sep 02, 2020 11:03AM) (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments Hi

I am currently updating a few of my books, and especially in regard to the covers, here are the first two.

The Barcza Gambit

The first book in the Alec Fincham Series.

The Americans want out of Iraq; to withdraw all their troops and return home. However, for some of the neighbouring countries, this leaves an unstable and unchecked regime in close proximity - How do you get the American War Machine to stay put, and possibly deal with your other enemies in the process?

Sicilian Defence

Book 2 in the series.

The Italian Mafia in Sicily will smuggle anyone into Europe for a price. What happens if the people smuggled in are terrorists, and what would their target be?

Keep an eye out for all the new covers in the coming days!

The Barcza Gambit (Alec Fincham, #1) by Roger Cave Sicilian Defence (Alec Fincham #2) by Roger Cave


message 10: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments Now to books 3 nd 4 - both have new covers.

White King: The Alec Fincham Novels #3

Fincham and the team are sent to South America to deal with a drug smuggling operation run by a man known as the White King, but nothing is ever as easy as it seems.

Zugzwang: The Alec Fincham Novels #4

A player is said to be "in zugzwang" when any possible move will worsen their position.

The most unstable dam in the word is in Mosul, Norther Iraq. Built on soluble gypsum, it's constantly being undermined by the water it holds back.
What if, for an act of revenge, a British national targets the dam, and the 500,000 down stream?
Fincham and the team have to find a way to stop them, but it's going to be a perilous journey all along the way.

White King The Alec Fincham Novels #3 by Roger Cave Zugzwang The Alec Fincham Novels #4 by Roger Cave


message 11: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments Book 5 and another new cover.

Octopus Knight

Chernobyl was once one of the world’s most toxic environments, leaking its lethal radiation across Europe. Now a new poison emanates from the region in the form of one man, Phoenix Dante. Octopus Knight sees Commander Alec Fincham of the British Special Boat Service take on one of the world’s biggest illegal arms and drug dealers. If he fails, a batch of lethal surface to air missiles will fall into the hands of terrorists. His life, and those of his family, are on the line. Failure is not an option.

Octopus Knight The Alec Fincham Novels #5 by Roger Cave


message 12: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments Update to Book 6s cover.

Medusa Defence (Alec Fincham #6) by Roger Cave
Medusa Defence

Alec Fincham becomes involved in a dangerous game of cat and mouse as he tries to recover data stolen from the Ministry of Defence. The mission takes him across the world to the rain forests of Northern Australia, where he has to protect the world famous model, Medusa. Facing overwhelming odds, will his training be enough?


message 13: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments Still a few more new covers to go, but now down to books 7 and 8

Deep Blue
Deep Blue (The Alec Fincham Novels #7) by Roger Cave
Max Jensen, a South African diamond miner, makes an incredible find, but his find will only lead him into trouble. Alec Fincham and his elite team from the Special Boat Service are tasked with the unenviable task of taking on the pirates of Somalia and their moneymen. They must rely on stealth, tactics, technology, and most of all their wits, to overcome the odds.

Grand Prix Variation
Grand Prix Variation (The Alec Fincham Novels #8) by Roger Cave
Mark Chambers, a wealthy industrialist and owner of the Tiger Tech Formula 1 Grand Prix Team, has become the target of a terrorist group based in the Hindu Kush. Chambers must withdraw new technologies he is supplying to the British Armed Forces in Afghanistan, or face the consequences. M.I.6. call on the services of Alec Fincham to neutralise the threat. Can he stop the terrorist cell from striking? Can he protect the race team as they prepare for the final race of the season? Follow Fincham as he places his life on the line, once more, at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.


message 14: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments Morning all

I've finished with all 14 book covers now and all the books are live.

I've also reduced some of the books in price for a few days, so take a look while they are on offer.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Roger-Cave/e...


message 15: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments A bit of an update to the blurb for The Barcza Gambit: The Alec Fincham Novels #1

After several years of Mission Accomplished, the Americans are looking to draw down troop numbers in Iraq.
A foreign power is not only opposed to this, they want to escalate the war for their own ends.
Commander Alec Fincham, of the Special Boat Service, has to risk his own life to save countless others.
Join Alec Fincham in his first adventure. A story of espionage, combat, and danger.


message 16: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments Queen's Knight: The Alec Fincham Novels #9

REDUCED TO £/$0.99 FOR A LIMITED TIME FROM 7/10/2020

Alec Fincham is called in to look into a case of kidnapping, but nothing is as it first appears. Can he fight his way in and out of Egypt as well as uncover who is behind the kidnap. He, and his colleagues, will have to dodge many a bullet if they are to survive to the end.

Queen's Knight The Alec Fincham Novels #9 by Roger Cave


message 17: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments The latest Alec Fincham novel is available for a couple of days at $1.99

Hi and take a look at Accelerated Dragon: The Alec Fincham Novels #14 - There is a new poison on the streets, and an old enemy of Fincham's needs his help.

https://www.amazon.com/Accelerated-Dr...


message 18: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments This was posted in the paper yesterday, and is actually a plotline in the Alec Fincham novel - White King: The Alec Fincham Novels #3

Drug cartels launches fleet of narco subs.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...

Check the book out now!
White King The Alec Fincham Novels #3 by Roger Cave

https://www.amazon.com/White-King-Ale...


message 19: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments The books are now all linked together in order, thanks to a new accessory from Amazon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alec-Fincham...

I've also reduced a couple of the books in price.

Take a look at the Alec Fincham series of action thrillers.


message 20: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments All the books in the series have been reduced to £/$1.99 for the Christmas period.

There are 14 books in the series, and are around Special ops missions, espionage, and investigations.

So if you're looking for some action or adventure, there's plenty to look at.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alec-Fincham...


message 21: by Roger (last edited Jan 10, 2021 09:11AM) (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments Hi all

I was fortunate enough to get a slot on Chat and Spin Radio last night to talk about my books. It's only a short segment, so why not have a listen. My slot is just after 1 hour, 31 minutes and 36 seconds.

https://soundcloud.com/ian-johnson-75...

Then take a look at the books:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alec-Fincham...


message 22: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments Accelerated Dragon The Alec Fincham Novels #14 by Roger Cave

There' a new drug on the market, and it's as lethal as it is addictive.

Who would create such a monstrous poison, and more importantly, why?

Fincham teams up with the enemies of his Government to investigate Accelerated Dragon.

Join the excitement as Fincham has to fight his way through Georgia and Russia to try to find the answers he so desperately needs.

Accelerated Dragon: The Alec Fincham Novels #14

Currently available for £1.99 / $1.99


message 23: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments The name's Fincham, Alec Fincham!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/kindle/se...


message 24: by Roger (last edited Mar 13, 2021 01:28PM) (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments Torre Attack - Fincham is instructed to watch a target and not engage. Things change when matters take a turn for the worse. He knows once he steps through the door, there will be no stepping back.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Torre-Attack...

Torre Attack: The Alec Fincham Novels #12

Torre Attack The Alec Fincham Novels #12 by Roger Cave


message 25: by Wethil (new)

Wethil | 4 comments He travels the world, often getting himself, and his small team from the Special Boat Service, in hot water.


message 26: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 70 comments Accelerated Dragon (Alec Fincham #14) by Roger Cave
Accelerated Dragon

Alec Fincham is asked to team up with the enemies of his Government to investigate the spread of a new poison – Accelerated Dragon. Could this be the most poisonous drug known to mankind. Why would someone manufacture something so horribly lethal and then sell it?


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