Novels by Raymond Hardie
NO MAN'S LAND
1933: They tried to poison the election. Then they plotted to remove him from the White House. No Man's Land is based on the "Business Plot" against FDR.
Set against the backdrop of the turbulent 1930s, Hardie's most recent novel No Man's Land is a political thriller that leaps between Los Angeles, Berlin, and Washington DC, showing men and women still nursing deep wounds from the First World War. Hardie’s tense thriller skillfully unravels many of the political layers stirring at the time in the USA and Europe, under the shadow yet again of a dark menace to world peace.
Originally published by Endeavor Press.
The great naval dockyards of Chatham, England, before the Second World War. With Hitler’s German rearming, and war looming, the activity along the dry docks and inside the machine shops is relentless. The British are developing Radar, and a German spy is attempting to steal the secrets that will win the war for Britain.
But who is the spy?
Fleet is the story of three families: Kitty Cullen from the slums of Liverpool; Albert Gillings, a senior foreman at the yards; Captain James Hanley RN and his troubled socialite wife; Eddie Brent, flash club owner. All are part of the fateful whirlpool of ambition, love, treachery and political idealism found in the shadow of the yards.
Published by Hodder and Stoughton, London, hardback and paperback.
New York City in 1908. A city of contrasts. Of vast wealth and indescribable poverty. A city of pulled by 20th century science, and dangerous superstitions.
NYPD lieutenant Peter Doolan was assigned the case of the young woman whose dissected body was pulled from the Hudson River. It led him into an underworld of human sacrifice, testing his faith, and presenting imminent danger to his immortal soul. Joining with the Coptic monk, Araya, Doolan confronted the beliefs of an ancient cult that scorned Jehovah and replaced him with the un-nameable godhead in Abyssos.
"The lawyer Pendleton sat like a statue as he listened to the priest Bellarma read from the manuscripts. Bellarma slowly translated, and Pendleton stopped him often. What he heard was difficult to understand, but more than that it was frightening. 'We are the cult of Abysses. Our enemies call us the cult of the damned. We have been persecuted by the Church of Rome and its leader, the bishop Hippolytus, and driven from the cities of Constantinople and Alexandria. This desert place is our last refuge ...'"
Published by Tor Paperback, New York City.