New book unravels story, heroism of ‘McNiven’

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Peter Ship spins tale full of action, suspense while he tackles timely political issues

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BRISBANE, Australia – He wanted to try something new so Peter Ship dipped his feet into writing. Delivering entertainment while confronting issues of today, Ship introduces readers to “McNiven” (published by Xlibris AU). McNiven is a loyal royal security guard who risks his life to save his mistress and other important political figures while he averts an impending war at the same time.

Set in the near future, 2037, Ship’s gripping tale follows a man named McNiven. He provides the personal security for the reigning Monarch of the United Kingdom, a position his family has fulfilled for 500 years. Following a devastating terrorist attack on London that leaves almost 400,000 people dead, Queen Penelope secretly unleashes McNiven to track down the terrorists and destroy their plans for additional attacks. The Queen becomes a target for the terrorists and is betrayed by members of her family and staff. There is non-stop action stretching from Hastings in the south to the highlands of Scotland and across the channel into Europe. Unexpected twists and events are bound together by the twin threads of romance and loyalty as McNiven hunts those responsible for the destruction and deaths that were a smokescreen for an even more sinister plot to make London the capital of Western Europe. McNiven races against time to unmask the terrorists, save the lives of the Queen and the G8 leaders, at the same time averting a war.

Starting with action and never letting go on the gas as he hits the climax, Ship treats readers into an eventful and thrilling roller-coaster ride through the world of politics. Confronting the issues of evil plots and destruction, he delivers pure excitement and action through a storyline that is as current as the six o’clock news.

By Peter Ship
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 378 pages | ISBN 9781499018790
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 378 pages | ISBN 9781499018806
E-Book | 378 pages | ISBN 9781499018813
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Peter Ship was born in Queensland, Australia, in 1951. During his varied career in retailing and aged care administration, he has been able to combine his enjoyment of writing with his employment. For the last 12 years, he has been involved in the funeral industry, first as a coffin trimmer and then as a funeral arranger and conductor. In 2008, Ship and his wife moved to Brisbane when he accepted a position to manage one of the city’s finest cemeteries and crematoria. Ship has written several books including a collection of short humorous stories based on his experiences in the funeral industry as well as a book of inspirational short stories for the elderly and several plays for Christmas and Easter. Ship married his wife, Fay, in 1972. They have two children and two grandchildren.

Xlibris Publishing Australia, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving Australian authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles.For more information, visit or call 1800 455 039 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisAus on Twitter for the latest news.

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