Miles Hawke has written roaring tales of intrigue about highwaymen, piracy and treason in his two 17th century swashbuckling books, ‰*÷The Dragonnade‰*ª and its sequel, ‰*÷The Black Pearl.‰*ª Naturally there are pretty girls and doxies, damsels in distress and women on the make. Not to mention the famous pirate ‰*÷Anne of the Indies‰*ª herself. It is 1685 and King Charles II has died. Unfortunately the late monarch has left behind him no legitimate heir. Earlier, Charles has done a deal with Captain Henry Morgan, pirate and buccaneer. A dark liaison had been agreed under the guise of letters of Marque and Patent‰*Ï Now he follows these roaring swashbucklers up with a more modern tome about derring-do in the Korean Conflict of 1951.
Operation Crown Jewels is a true-life story about an SBS trained Royal Navy Commando-diver. It can be revealed only by the waning of Official Secrets Act edict and Schedule D notice over the past 50 years. Miles Hawke met the Korean War hero in the late Nineties and agreed to write his intriguing story. To make the book a full-length read; a fictional part two has been added with the co-operation of the older Royal Navy medic and reluctant spy, Michael Tremain. International diamond smuggling occurs in a sleepy Somerset village, as we move forward to 1977 and uncertainty of the Cold War era. Together the bohemian artist, Tremain and the retired Royal Navy operative solve the mystery