John Hardman - Behind the Ashes
It is 2035. The most anticipated Ashes cricket
series between England and Australia for many
years is to begin in ten days time. The Australian
team arrives in London and is immediately the
victim of a seemingly random bomb blast.
The new England captain, Kim Fairbanks, who has
almost single handedly dragged England from the
depths of despair back to the top of world rankings,
and the Australian captain, Andrew Harcourt meet
for the first time and their relationship fuels
a media frenzy.
Fairbanks’ popularity is such that the crowds
flock to every game, and Harcourt’s determination
following the bombing keeps the series alive.
The policeman investigating the attack on the
visiting team and a former French Secret Services
officer, now a member of a covert international
organisation that specialises in such cases, discovers
the man behind it is a notorious Pakistani bookmaker…
John Hardman lives in Perth, Western Australia
with his wife Sue and their two children, Amy
His background is varied, a Vietnam veteran who
has held several retail management positions until
a forced retirement in 2001.
This is John’s first published work. He
currently has another manuscript - a children’s
story – completed, and is hoping to have
it published in the near future.