This groundwork laid, the rest of the book weaves these strands together, with enough twists and turns to satisfy the die-hard thriller reader and enough romance, history, emergency treatment, and legal ramifications for everyone else.
The idea for 'Succession' comes as much from the author's inquisitive turn of mind as from a particular spark of an idea. "My first degree was in history," Schofield explains, "and I've always made a bit of a hobby of poking around in the back alleys of past centuries, watching for obscure facts or characters that might power a plot set in the present but rooted in the past. Joined with this interest is my personal enjoyment of alternate history. What if 'this' had happened instead of 'that'? Where would that have led? How would history have been changed?"
Whether readers come to the book as Anglophiles, romance novel devotees, thriller fans, legal drama buffs, or medical drama addicts, they are in for a well-wrought tale and a load of excitement, with much more to come, since this is the first book of a planned trilogy.
'Succession' is published in paperback in the UK by Miwk Publishing Ltd, and in eBook format by eBookIt.com. It is available in digital form at eBookIt.com, and from popular online retailers, including Amazon.com,Barnesandnoble.com, Apple's iBookstore, Indigo's eBookstore, Kobobooks.com, and Diesel eBook Store. Interested parties may contact the author to arrange an interview.
About Douglas Schofield
Douglas Schofield was raised and educated in Canada, where he earned degrees in History and Law. Over the past three decades, he has worked as a trial lawyer in British Columbia, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. During those years, he has prosecuted and defended hundreds of cases of murder, sexual assault and other serious crimes. He currently holds the position of Assistant Solicitor General in the Cayman Islands Government, focusing primarily on civil litigation.
In addition to Succession, Mr. Schofield has written Flight Risks, his first published novel, in which a legal secretary accidentally discovers a vast international fraud involving the dormant accounts of Holocaust victims and is forced to run for her life. Mr. Schofield is currently working on a third novel, as well as sequels to both Flight Risks and Succession.