Welwyn Garden City writer’s vision of future terror

PUBLISHED: 12:09 17 January 2017 | UPDATED: 12:23 17 January 2017

Author Ryan Clipper.

Author Ryan Clipper.


A Welwyn Garden City car salesman has won success in the world of literature with his debut novel - a thriller set in the near future.

Precision by Ryan Clipper.Precision by Ryan Clipper.

Precision by Ryan Clipper, which has been published by PublishNation, was propelled by online sales into Amazon’s top ten towards the end of last year.

For his book, he imagined terrorist atrocities on the streets of London becoming almost daily in the near future.

The 35-year-old author, who lives in Mendlesham, Welwyn Garden City, started making notes from the book at just 14, drawing inspiration from his time as an Air Cadet.

He said: “I suddenly had this idea that terrorism was going to get much, much worse in the years to come, and that lone-wolf attacks would become all too common.

“Little did I know just how accurate my predictions would be.

“I wondered how the country would cope with such a threat, with the military undermanned and overworked.

“Then I learned about the Air Cadets and Sea Scouts assisting the RAF and Navy during World War Two, and the potential source of recruits was obvious to me.

“I always enjoyed writing, using just my imagination.

“As I grew older I knew I wanted to write a ‘proper’ book someday.

“The bulk of Precision is set in London. Being a major western city and global financial hub, it is where most of the terrorist attacks take place.

“I have two sequels planned, and since Precision has done so well I shall write those.”

Precision is available from Amazon in both Kindle and paperback versions.

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