Meet Jacob Smith. Your good-old British policeman. The sort revered around the world. But Jacob s no ordinary tit-wearing beat bobby. He s a tactical firearms officer a handsome, popular, financially secure specialist, no less. He s also married, with two children; a connoisseur of fine cinema, who also enjoys the occasional hit from his expansive collection of do-it-yourself art DVDs (the latest of which he borrowed from a flat during a drugs warrant); an amateur historian, with a keen interest in the Vietnam War. And he does like to keep himself in shape, hence the rather large steroid habit and the even larger amount of money he owes to his dealer. And did we mention he s partial to women s feet? That the local shoe shop is his Ann Summers? And the girlfriend, his little Christmas treat to himself, who s desperately trying to shrug him off now it s the New Year? Or what about his parents do we really need to go there? And now the hierarchy are increasingly taking notice of the way he conducts himself. As you can see, Jake s a very busy boy. And his life is about to get a lot more complicated... Pocket Notebook is the debut novel from serving police officer Mike T
Mike Thomas is a 38-year-old serving police officer and has been a freelance writer for several years, publishing travel articles, web shorts and short fiction. Currently in the final throes of his Masters degree, he is married with two children. Pocket Notebook is his first novel.