The Author                                                         


Ex British and English team shot and shooting coach. He is a qualified diver, yachtsman, and pilot, of fixed and rotary wing. He has considerable experience in motor racing and arms dealing. James Hayward-Searle lives in idyllic seclusion hidden in the mountains of Mallorca with his girlfriend and three Doberman.

This is the first book in his trilogy, as he translates his own true life and extraordinary experiences into words.  


The 'Trouble shooter'


Kit Martin MI6


First 'Carlos II'

 Second 'No Replacement’

   Third  ‘And so to return.’


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    Kit Martin of MI6 unexpectedly receives an invite to a retirement party at the Russian embassy in London. It is here that a favour is repaid.

Carlos II is a Spanish registered freighter. He learns it is poised to leave Murmansk, reputedly exporting wheat from Russia. Considering the tip was given, from a Russian agent on recall, Kit is naturally curious. This curiosity soon turns to suspicion, and as Kit is sent to investigate. An explosive adventure unfolds from the North Atlantic to the Mediterranean.

Some years later, Kit rests on his laurels in early retirement, not knowing that his apparent lifestyle will turn the spotlight upon his past career and professional integrity.

His replacement at MI6 Liam has requested an investigation into the now missing old Carlos II file, thus drawing Kit back into the world of mystery, deceit and tragedy. But is Liam casting doubt on Kits affairs to draw attention from his own…?

In this exciting and unique thriller, James Hayward-Searle draws upon the heightened realism of real-life location and accurate descriptions of the cities of Europe and the islands of the Mediterranean. The tale is based on his own experience in the shrouded world of arms and intelligence. In a case of life imitating art, his history reads like a spythriller itself.

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      Having returned from retirement to investigate the Carlos II affair and to avenge the death of his friend and colleague Stuart.

Kit Martin is once again is drafted back into service. Sir Edward affectionately known as the ‘old man’ is relying on Kit to investigate a rumour that a senior cabinet minister is having an affair. Kit is initially reserved insisting that he is ‘No Replacement’ for Stuart, but under the pressure of Sir Edward he reluctantly takes on the task to help his friend and mentor avert a political scandal.

    Believing his role to be just one of surveillance to confirm or deny the affair. Kit is shocked when he witnesses the murder of the Minister’s mistress. Now involved not only as a witness, he begins an investigation which takes him into the world of aristocracy, politics, prostitution and the SAS.

    Kit is committed to discovering the truth, and together with beautiful assistant Sheeka, they expose a sad tale of deception jealousy and forbidden love where relationships develop, and others are put to the test

    In this exciting and unique thriller, James Hayward-Searle draws upon the heightened realism of real-life location and accurate descriptions. Words paint pictures.


''And so to Return''

     A new book in  the    

 Kit Martin series


In this exciting and unique thriller, James Hayward-Searle draws upon the heightened realism of real-life location and accurate descriptions. Words paint pictures.  



   Kit Martin still a young man, yet contemplating retirement. Having emptied his PO box, the mail, a crested envelope caught his attention. He turned it in his hands. the Crest he knew, was Lord Strutt ex-military, although dated, well-known within British intelligence. He was intrigued.

   An invite, to a shooting party and dinner at Gouthwaite Hall, fell into his lap. The invite surprised him, there must be a reason.

   An outstanding country estate in Yorkshire, a stately home. It was not to be sneezed at! Not to mention two beautiful daughters, and a somewhat prodigal son, Special Opp’s trained by the best.

   But what was the real reason? Lord Strutt, ‘never a move without a purpose.’ On arrival Kit learned the eldest daughter had gone missing. There is a ransom note, but outdated, is it genuine? The family banker and trustee heaps pressure on the Estate, but why? A financial advisor from the city, is he all he appears, a world-renowned art dealer and valuer, is he really a friend?

An ‘overdose’ of fast-paced danger, drugs, suicide and murder.


                An intriguing story with many true facts for you to dwell on !




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