So I’ll try and whet your appetite for what would be in the second book and it deals with two related (in my mind) issues, extraordinary rendition (which is in the news at the moment) and the extradition of someone to a country to which they’ve never been.
One of the main characters (Janol) gets kidnapped by agents of the Beesidian Republic after he made an impression on them in A Slight Mistake in the Code. Their reasoning is for crimes committed in a third country. So he wants to know why he can be taken to a country for a crime when he’s never ever been to the country?
This sort of inspired by the Gary McKinnon case. If you don’t know about it, then look it up in Wikipedia. But the thing that never sat right about this with me, was that Gary was in London, hacking into American computers and looking for evidence of UFOs (a worthy cause in my mind), he never once was in America, so how can he be extradited to America and face criminal charges there, when he’s never been. There was something about that, that just felt wrong. If he committed a crime it should be a crime in England, and he should be tried under English law.
And why were American military computers connected up to the web, if they contained such sensitive information, where they could be accessed from all over the world with bugger-all security? If you’ve got secret information on computers, don’t connect them to a public network.
So if you want to read about what happens to Janol in the Republic of Beesid and how the two important women in his life decide to do something about it, then you have to buy book one and then either it becomes a great success and I publish book two and then you can read it, or I just email it to you anyway,
And for the other big news item at the moment, Prince Philip, you’ll just have to wait for book three.