The books


(Hayes Fire, book 1)

The first book in the Hayes Fire series is the action-packed, thrilling story of a British SIS [SIS: secret intelligence service] operation carried out in northern Africa. Bartholomew Meriwether, the maverick chief of SIS, sends a four-man team of elite combat soldiers into Libya on a covert mission. Their target is a group of dangerous Islamic extremists. Hayes leads the four, but when the mission goes wrong, he faces an impossible decision. Will any of them get out alive?

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Bonfire reviews:

Very enjoyable. Mark Arundel is the current generation’s Eric Ambler or Ian Fleming. I enjoyed this novel so much that I promptly bought all of the others he has published. And now, nearing the end of the last, all I can say is, “Mark, get busy and write some more!”

What a treat to have found this author. I discovered him through bookbub . I read his whole Codename Files series and it was awesome. There are currently 3 books in that series and I would recommend all 3. This novel was standalone but I could see it very easily being turned into a merit as well. This novel had great characters with great back stories and backlogs. If you are a fan of the spy spec ops, espionage, action etc., then give this author a shot, trust me you could do much worse. You will lose sleep over this novel as you will not put it down. A very solid 4.5 stars across the board. Read it, gang. I promise, you will enjoy!


(Hayes Fire, book 2)

Psychologically affected by the consequences of Bonfire, Hayes checks out a routine intelligence report in Istanbul on the personal request of Bartholomew Meriwether, the maverick chief of SIS. It doesn’t take long before “routine” becomes “anything but routine” and Hayes, haunted by the events in Libya and harbouring suicidal thoughts, finds himself thrown headfirst into a battle against a jihad group with tentacles that stretch from northern Iraq all the way to the Palace of Westminster. Can he stop a deadly attack while at the same time fighting the private demons that threaten to destroy him?

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Spitfire review:

“Innate force, the thing that makes us do the things we do, is as strong as the universe. Perhaps, it is the universe.” This quote, spoken by the chief of SIS, nicely sums up the overall feel of book 2 in the Hayes Fire series. Multiple perspectives, rich characters, and bleak existentialism underpin Arundel’s latest must-read action thriller.

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Codename: Moneyman

(The Codename Files, book 1)

The action-packed, thrilling story of one elite SAS trooper who must uncover international espionage or die trying… Can he find the spy planted in the very heart of London?

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Moneyman reviews:

Fantastic! This book should be a motion picture. The story is captivating and totally realistic. I read it twice in a row. Do not start reading if you need your sleep.

Gosh, I’m exhausted after running all around Tenerife for the last few days. Great book, though. Keep on writing.

Codename: Casanova

(The Codename Files, book 2)

File no. 2 sees the elite soldier undertake a deadly mission for his new employer, Bartholomew Meriwether, which forces him to work with an elite super-assassin.

After reading Codename: Casanova, one critic described it as a novel of tooth and claw, so if any readers enjoy a spot of lion-taming or they fancy giving it a go, then this book is probably for them.

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Codename: Santiago

(The Codename Files, book 3)

In file no. 3,  the elite soldier visits Rio de Janeiro on holiday where he anticipates sightseeing, chilled drinks by the pool and bikini-appreciation on Ipanema beach. Unfortunately, his employer, Bartholomew Meriwether, has other ideas. Buckle up tight.

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The Washington Sanction

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Dallas, November 1963, JFK is shot dead.  Controversy begins immediately but what is the truth? The police investigation establishes Lee Harvey Oswald as the “lone gunman”. Then, Jack Ruby kills Oswald. Is it revenge for the President or is it a “hit” to silence a “patsy” who knows too much?

“Three things cannot long stay hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

The Washington Sanction, the story of a hidden truth.

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