A thriller for the internet age….
This thrilling story has everything: history, love, tragedy, family loyalty, deception, betrayal, danger, and the special bond between twins.
Here are a few of the rave reviews:
Prism Magazine: ‘Brilliant’
East & West Magazine: ‘A riproaring tale of internet skulduggery’.
Peter Pilot: ‘History, politics, travel, intrigue, downright crookery and romance! What more can you ask for?’
Juan Miguel Fiol Guiscafré: (Professor of Philology at the University of the Balearic Islands): ‘A real page-turner…..I have been touched by the author’s familiarity with Mallorcan geography, history and customs.’
John Andrew: ‘This story keeps you guessing…… Picturesque and exotic settings and picaresque and glamorous characters add much colour.’
Astrid Kinlow: ‘I found the premise of the story, based on the origins of navigation in Mallorca, absolutely fascinating, and a unique idea.’
‘Navegator’ is an action novel with a difference. At its centre is a twenty-first century Mallorcan family. The story follows a brilliant scientist, Vasco Valseca, who is furious when a hacker steals from his bank account. With the help of intuition inherited from his forebear, a legendary Mallorcan navigator, he creates a unique computer program to pinpoint the culprit’s location. Sinister forces learn of his discovery and will stop at nothing to get hold of his priceless program for sale to a government or terrorist group. And so the evil schemes begin. The fast moving plot takes the reader to many other countries too, in a tangle of love, loyalty and misunderstanding - all leading up to a nail-biting conclusion.
Anyone who reads ‘Navegator’ will realise that the story demands a sequel. Although Geoffrey Iley had his own idea for the next novel, he realised that other interesting possibilities might be imagined by other writers. So, the concept of a creative writing competition was born. Entrants were asked to submit a short piece as a direct continuation of the book, faithful to the theme and style of 'Navegator'. Entries were received from many countries, but the judging panel agreed that the clear winner was Lyndsey Shir-McDermott-Pour from Derby. Her achievement earned her a £100 cash prize and also a presentation at the University of Derby on 3rd December 2014
Read 'A Schoolboy's Wartime Letters'
This funny, fascinating journal follows the development of a boy and his changing attitudes during WWII from its outbreak in September 1939 to victory in the summer of 1945. It is a memoir based on the original letters — around a hundred and ninety in total — written by the author to his parents and carefully preserved over the years. There are also several contemporary photographs. He was an only child and full of his own selfish needs, vanity, hypochondria, prejudices and unquestioning patriotism. For further details click here.
About the author
An avid reader and a compulsive writer, author Geoffrey Iley has travelled widely and given talks in several countries. Over the years he has developed a special love for Mallorca, the setting for much of this fast-moving novel. He lives in Towcester, Northamptonshire, where he has served as town councillor and Mayor.