By Trevor Hoyle
Fame comes at a price . . .
The Black Knights are finally on the road to stardom.
Not so long ago they were just five Northern lads trying - and failing - to make the big time; a band no one had ever heard of, with nothing else to do except keep chasing a seemingly unattainable dream.
But then along came Phil Martins, a streetwise roadie determined to turn them into a proper band. Suddenly, courtesy of Phil, they have everything they could ever want: drink, drugs, girls - and, finally, a recording contract.
But fame comes at a price, and someday soon they'll have to pay.
Trevor Hoyle was born in Lancashire, and started out as an actor before moving to the other side of the screen as a full-time writer. His award-winning short fiction and novels range from hard-edged thrillers to comedy to science fiction, including his most recent blockbuster, the eco-thriller The Last Gasp. He has also written for the radio (his first radio play, GIGO, won the Radio Times Drama Award) and TV, including the cult TV series Blake's 7; his bestselling novelisations include Blake's 7, which he co-wrote with Terry Nation, the show's creator, followed by Blake's 7: Project Avalon and Blake's 7: Scorpio Attack. His novel Rule of Night was a Time Out Book of the Week. He's also won the Transatlantic Review Erotic Fiction Award and the Ray Mort Northern Novel Award. After travelling the world, he returned to his roots, and once again lives in Lancashire.
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27 Nov 2014
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Jo Fletcher Books
Trevor Hoyle is Britain's most exciting writer currently working in genre fiction and the more experimental reaches of the mainstream — Nicholas Royle, author of the cult classic Antwerp
Hoyle's writing is bleak and uncompromising — City Life on Blind Needle
Trevor Hoyle's books may be set in dystopian worlds but they tackle the big issues confronting us now — Andy Hedgecock, Morning Star on Earth Cult