Brookmans Park author is On The Spot with wartime thriller

PUBLISHED: 11:47 31 August 2012 | UPDATED: 12:08 31 August 2012

On the Spot by AW Gardner

On the Spot by AW Gardner


A WARTIME web of intrigue awaits readers of On the Spot, a novel by Brookmans Park author AW Gardner.

The book’s blurb says how a body is found by the side of a railway, stripped naked and no one can identify the victim.

Hours before World War One comes to an end, with an armistice agreed and no need for any more bloodshed, a major sends an entire platoon on a suicidal mission.

And two men are found dead in Camden Town.

Some time after the war has ended, a handful of survivors find themselves connected by a bizarre series of events.

They may be driven by different goals – seeking revenge, answers or treasure – but all find themselves drawn into the same mystery, and all are about to learn the same thing; there is no such thing as coincidence.

The 334-page novel, the fifth by AW Gardner, is described as “masterful prose with a compelling narrative”.

The book is published by Indepenpress Publishing Ltd and is available from,, and other booksellers priced £8.99.

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