James Russell's new series
"Heart of Darkness meets The Beach!"
Mine and Lines are thrillers. Read an extract from Mine here.
“Taking in the mesmerising vision before me, I raised my arms towards the ocean like an idiot king acknowledging his subjects. My own surfing realm. Every single wave that broke on this reef was mine.”
Twenty-six-year-old Jimmy Brennan’s life has taken a turn for the worse, and he’s desperate to numb the pain. When his mother passes away and his girlfriend betrays him, it’s the final straw; he boards a plane bound for Bali.
But Jimmy’s demons chase him. Sickened by the tourists and the crowded surf spots, he escapes north up the archipelago, driven by a desire for solitude and possessed by a reckless, self-destructive urge.
When he’s offered the opportunity to visit and surf the forbidden island of North Sentinel, home of a forgotten tribe who have violently rejected outside contact for centuries, Jimmy takes it.
He finds his perfect wave, but it’s a decision that will have deadly consequences.Paperbacks - coming soon.
"I’m sitting right in the spot. I couldn’t be better positioned. I know he’ll be disgusted if I let the wave pass. The thought of it wrestles with my fear, then overcomes it, and with my heart in my mouth I put my head down and go."
When Mick travels to the west coast of Ireland, he’s irresistibly drawn to the beauty of the landscape, the wildness of the surf, and the charismatic madness of the locals.
But when he finds himself broke and desperate, and the opportunity arises to make an illegal quick buck, he takes it. It starts an unstoppable ripple effect with consequences more deadly than he ever could have imagined.
Mine is author James Russell's second novel for adults.