Victor Cate, born in Glasgow by the Govan Docks. Attended various schools in Scotland and England. Commissioned in the RAF as fighter pilot, followed by short period of test flying.

Joined a large American multinational, in the Marketing Division, travelling widely and working in America, Canada, Western and Eastern Europe. Took early retirement and now lives quietly and comfortably with his wife in a small farmhouse in continental Europe. Their six children are now scattered over several countries but keep in contact thanks to the modern communication systems.

He has now discovered the joys of writing and this is his first novel.


This family saga offers an insight in the Ashurst family with murder, weapons, secret deals, politics in Africa and Russia. Crime is never far away with secret deals, vodka, and women.

420 pages. Euro 17,50