David Holman lives in Kent, England with his wife and three daughters and is a lecturer of English Language at a Further Education college. He also regularly writes aviation related articles for an international hobby magazine and is a reporter for his local newspaper.
When he is not writing, David enjoys spending time with his family and walking his dogs in the countryside near his home.
The Silver Angel is David’s debut novel and he is currently working on his second Alex Swan mystery thriller.
It’s the mid 1960s and an all out war looms large on the horizon.
Except this time the forces involved are subtle and vicious. Subterfuge and espionage are the tools of choice and betrayal seems to be the order of the day.
Struggling to emerge from the shadow of the Cold War is the Silver Angel.
The BR-101 Rapier is a state of the art supersonic strike aircraft being developed for the Royal Air Force. It is already under threat as overrunning costs and delays are making the newly formed British government seriously contemplate scrapping the aircraft in favour of a rival American design.
Inside the assembly hangar at Brinton Aviation, a young aircraft designer is found dead in what appears to be an industrial accident. His fiancé thinks otherwise and entails the help of ex-MI5 officer Alex Swan and his colleague former Scotland Yard detective Arthur Gable to investigate the incident. Little do they realise that they and the world at large are going to come face to face with the dark side of governments: the politics of gain and an overriding desire for supremacy that pays no notice to collateral damage.
Will the Silver Angel finally emerge victorious or will practical considerations and conspiracy kill the last piece of British engineering genius?