We live in extraordinary times. How we live is threatening the very planet we live on yet we have the innovative skills and amazing advances in technology to make the future bright for our children and their children'.
Why I have written my 3 novels? In the widely acclaimed documentary film by Leonardo DiCaprio, “Before the Flood”, both former President Obama and the late astronaut Dr Piers Sellers said there is a dire need to inform and educate the public about climate change. Before I retired as CEO of the UK branch of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and of the Midlands Environmental Business Club, the UK Midlands’ major business network on sustainable development, I spent nearly 25 years trying to promote the subject of climate change amongst other key challenges confronting our species.
Now I have turned to writing Bond-like thrillers with the same objective. All of my books are currently available and can also be purchased directly from my "author" website: www.davidmiddleton-author.com
The Final Shah Mat
He continued. “The people of California have spoken. In an honest, legal and binding referendum they have declared their desires to manage their own affairs.”
And he told his audience how this would happen, the practical steps that had already been taken and the role of DESA in the process to date. His speech was forceful but spoken by a man who had total belief in the message he was delivering. Bond thought it was inspiring though while Williams was on the stage, Bond’s mind was as much for the man’s safety as it was taking in what he was saying.
The Acionna Projects
The Acionna Projects published in 2016 by Austin Macauley is about the most precious natural resource on the planet without which we cannot survive. Water! The story starts with a link back to the first water war of some 4,000 years ago but takes us to the Ferghana Valley of Central Asia where water scarcity threatens a modern day water war. In China we learn how widespread urban expansion is pressurising water provision. And in America, we find a city in the desert growing more anxious about the supply of water.
And weaving through the well documented facts is the fictitious story of a plot to put the world under threat.
The Hwanung Solution
My story is a weave of fact and fiction. A deadly virus has escaped one of the mysterious holes now appearing in Siberia and is used as a threat against the global community unless the impotent United Nations is disbanded and replaced by an egalitarian organisation run by the main villain.
The escape of the virus also threatens the developing Siberian gold rush. Gold and other valuable minerals together with the melting of sea ice which is opening new shipping routes is turning the Arctic into a strategically vital area.
The story embraces a deserted Soviet nuclear missile town in Siberia, a family that escaped the Bolshevik uprising by fleeing into the Siberian hinterland, the alleged gold carried by the Russian royal family as it escaped the uprising and fled into Siberia, and a love story.
The plot is underpinned by the developing consequences of climate change.
This is what my readers have been saying
"I sat down one evening to make a start, intending to read a few pages just to "get into it". But I was hooked and eventually went to bed at 1 am!"
“David has a strong sense of our inherited privileges and the duties this should bring to ensure we pass on a rich legacy. His serious messages are packed into fast-paced, gripping stories, grabbing head and heart, a rollercoaster ride right up to the final punch-line.”
"David Middleton has woven together a rich and informative analysis of the deep environmental crisis in water with a serious thriller somewhere between Fleming and Le Carre. A good reward for anyone interested in the politics of water and how this could play out in the not too distant future".
"More polish than Jeffrey Archer. More realistic than Dan Brown. A plot that twists and turns like Robert Goddard and the panaz of Ian Fleming. It would make a good film".
"You may think you are reading a purely fictitious novel but recent events almost give the book a prophetic nature".
"One of the most unputdownable books I have read in the last few years".
"The book cleverly mixes fact with fiction and I found myself consulting the appendix at the back on several occasions to check which was which. A fast moving thriller cleverly combining fact and fiction in an area little touched by other writers".