By Samborombón Bay, Spy novels, Writing

It’s publication day!

Hello, readers! I’m delighted to tell you that I have just self-published the sequel,
By Samborombón Bay: The Hunt for Carl von Menen, available in paperbook and Kindle formats.

Forty years after German Foreign Office diplomat Carl von Menen disappeared in Argentina, former British secret agent Richard Blandy is tasked with finding him. Can Blandy uncover the truth about the events of 1945? And whatever happened to the half-tonne of gold von Menen took with him?

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Character profile, Out of Mecklenburg, Spy novels

Katrina and Jürgen Lanze

Katrina Lanze, née von Menen, was born in 1915 and is two years younger than her brother Carl. Although recently married, she still lives at the family home in Mecklenburg because her husband Jürgen is often away on duty.

Jürgen Lanze is a Lieutenant Commander in the German navy. Like Manfred von Lieber, his remit is U-boats, and he is often needed at Lübeck.

When we first meet Jürgen, Carl congratulates him on his Knight’s Cross, but he downplays the attention. He is highly skilled but modest and is far more concerned about the safety of his crew than earning medals.

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Character profile, Out of Mecklenburg, Spy novels

Hans Steiger

“One metre ninety and with a face like the north side of the Matterhorn, Hans Otto Steiger, the highest-decorated warrant officer in the entire German army, stood with his hand on the open door of a black Mercedes, waiting for a man he had served under for twenty-eight years.”

Hans Steiger saved General Klaus von Menen‘s life during the First World War, and the trust between the two men is absolute. They have risen through the ranks together and, although Steiger shows deference when they are on official business, outside of the army they have a firm kinship.

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Out of Mecklenburg, Sales and marketing, Spy novels

On the shelf

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of seeing your book “in the wild” and on the shelves in bookshops. I felt my heart skip a beat when I saw Out of Mecklenburg: The Unwilling Spy on display in the fantastic independent book shop City Books.

Out of Mecklenburg spy novel at City Books Hove

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