The Highfield Mole - The Circle in the Spiral is the first volume in a series of Highfield Mole books to be published. It is a story of discovery and adventure in which Will Burrows embarks on a quest to find his father, an archaeologist, who has inexplicably disappeared. Wills investigations lead to a deadly conflict with the sinister forces that have abducted his father, and a dark and tyrannical world from which he may never return.
Roderick Gordon is the author of the Tunnels series of books. Born in 1960, he grew up in Highgate, North London, and eventually went to university where he dabbled in genetics and listened to Joy Division. After graduating without the faintest idea what he wanted to do, he spent some time in the wilderness when he played in a few bands, then somehow fell into a job doing corporate finance for an investment bank in the City of London. He genuinely thought this was all that the future held for him until he was made redundant in 2001.
Roderick surprised himself by attempting to write a novel with help from an old friend from his university days and, in 2005, he self-published it as "The Highfield Mole". The book caught the eye of Barry Cunningham, founder of Chicken House, who re-released it in July 2007 with the new title "Tunnels". After intense media interest around its launch, the book was published in forty countries, achieving sales of more than a million copies worldwide and becoming a New York Times Bestseller along the way. Shortly after publication the film rights were picked up by US-based Relativity Media. Roderick followed Tunnels with further books in the series; Deeper (2008), Freefall (2009), Closer (2010), Spiral (2011) and, finally, Terminal (2013).
Roderick currently lives in Norfolk with his wife and two sons, but is known to sneak back to London for reasons of sanity.