Clink Street Publishing published the following novel in November 24th of this year. It’s the third in the Tego Arcana Dei series, which is described as ‘magical, mysterious and fast-paced action thrillers’ which ‘follow the exploits of the protagonist, James Pollack who has a dark past in banking, a difficult history with Italian women and an unpredictable ability to astral travel.’ Source.
James Pollack is the protagonist, a British secret agent who is always on a mission. Read all about his third mission, here:
BEYOND THE REST OF US’ is a thrilling journey of the contemporary human heart, intimate, magical, and subtly architected.
A retired Swiss banker is kidnapped at a Geneva hotel for crimes he doesn’t understand. An Italian cruise ship crashes into rocks in the Tyrrhenian Sea. A respected American scientist disappears into thin air. And a British secret agent follows a trail of corrupt power in this gripping third book featuring Andrew Man’s aging male protagonist James Pollack.
The title of the series Tego Arcana Dei roughly translates to “Begone, I conceal the secrets of God” and is an anagram of “Et in Arcadia Ego.” This was represented in a painting by Poussin in the early 1600’s called ‘The Arcadian Shepherds’, which is a common theme throughout the three books.
What one reader says:
“In this story, James is kidnapped back to 1814 and has to use all his skills to uncover the corrupt European operation against the backdrop of a disintegrating and unscrupulous world. The story looks at the crumbling economy and the conflicts in the Middle East and the part the West had to play in them. We cross continents, eras and astral planes on this journey and meet a variety of James’ friends and enemies.
We get a glimpse into how string theory can explain multiple universes and some of the theories as to what the pyramids in Egypt really are. There is a very anthropological dialogue about the origins of humans and the evolution from Mitochondrial Eve, there are interactive holograms and a benevolent overseer guru who seems to control who and what appears where to help James to solve the mystery of SIG.
There has been a tremendous amount of research put into this book, the science and conspiracy theories are contemporary and as far as I can tell (not being a physicist) mostly correct […] if you are a male science nerd with a yearning for a conspiracy theory filled time travelling adventure with many good-looking women then give this book a go!”
Andrew was born in Exeter, Devon, at the end of the last war. His father served in the Royal Navy seeing action in the Atlantic and with the Italian landings, which may be why some of his stories are about Italy and Italian girls!
Educated at a school in the Midlands of England, he follows another old school boy D.H. Lawrence, in his quest for the purpose of life? Having shown little interest at school, he was sent to a School of Navigation and then apprenticed to the ‘Port out – Starboard home’ Steam Company. He served on some very old cargo vessels and some yellow funnel dream boats during the 60’s and 70’s. Then becoming disillusioned and bored he went back to study for a new career in finance. His career in finance was to last nearly thirty years, working with British, American and Swiss Banks and finally with his own finance company in downtown Beirut.
His writing developed after he retired through visits to the CERN centre in Switzerland, which also forms a basis for some of his stories. To write his books, he has moved through places where he worked in the past, from London, Lebanon, to Geneva and the Caribbean. Towards the end of 2014 he studied online with the Resonance Project, Kilauea, which helped him with the science in the final book of the trilogy.
Do you fantasy a spy thriller with a sci-fi twist? Any questions for Andrew? Have you read started to read this series?