A holiday soon becomes an adventure when George Swift visits the lovely Island of Malta. He meets a beautiful and enigmatic woman who is on a quest to discover her roots and find her Maltese ancestry. Other guests in the Hotel join them in trying to trace an inheritance left by her Maltese family and soon discover that there is much more to Malta than just a friendly, sunny holiday destination. The mystery gradually unravels, sometimes putting them in danger as they uncover crimes and intrigue dating back to the Second World War. The story has pace and detail and love and romance as the group head towards the final outcome.
John Phipps was born in Greater London and grew up during World War 2.
He experienced all the emotions connected to it. Excitement, sadness, fear and finally relief.
Educated at Greenford County Grammar School, he started work in an accounts office of a major firm in London.
At the age of eighteen, he was conscripted into National Service in the Royal Air Force, serving as an Instrument Mechanic. On release from the RAF he worked as an Aircraft Fitter,then a draughtsman at two Major U.K. Aircraft Companies,and an Automotive Instrument company, whilst studying Engineering in his spare time, to HNC Standard.
He spent most of his working life as a Technical Sales Engineer and Sales Manager for various companies, gaining experience of many industries.
He is now retired,and his other interests are in theatre, Painting, Golf and now writing.
He published his first e-book 'LIVING THROUGH A WAR', on Kindle in 2012, and as a paperback on Amazon. This is a factual account of John's experiences growing up during WW2, and reflects the feelings and events experienced by John and his family. It is a lighter look at WW2 through the eyes of a youngster of seven years old at the outbreak of war. It is a humorous and sometimes Poignant account.
'LIVING THROUGH a WAR' is now available as a Paperback on Amazon Books, published by Create Space and on Amazon/Kindle
'THE MALTA ENIGMA', John's second book, a Novel, Is now published on Amazon/kindle, and is available as a paperback, published by Authors on Line, and available from Amazon bookstore, and all major bookstores, or direct from the publisher. It is an action adventure story with a love interest, set in the beautiful island of MALTA.
'PROTECTING PINS AND PASSWORDS', John's latest book, was published on Kindle in July 2014. This is aimed at internet users who, like the author, are fed up with Passwords being hacked, and having to change them all the time! It is written in plain English and offers a lot of ideas for the average computer user to help protect their security data on line.