Deception — Roger White
Published in May — pre-order your copy now
In an embattled world can integrity trump corruption?
Hungover and tired after a month doing business in Tirana, and needing to lie low following a threat to his life, Nicholas Wyndham assumes the identity on a placard held up in the arrivals hall at Heathrow. This chance-act, with its ensuing web of deceit, ensnares not only Nicholas, but also Natasha, the young activist who meets him at the airport, and all those around them—with life-changing consequences.
Moving across England, Wales, Albania and Denmark, Deception is a fast-paced and gripping story. A timely exploration of what we mean by power, class, corruption, identity and truth.
Set against the backdrop of the British General Election of 1997 and the public desire to replace a government beset by allegations of sleaze and incompetence with a fresh and optimistic administration, Deception is a compelling story of the potential of the human spirit to overcome adversity.
After completing a Chemistry degree at the University of York, Roger went into the field of education. A keen interest in the interface of science, creative arts and politics is reflected in a number of seminal educational books, including In and Out of School (with Dave Brockington), The School of Tomorrow, and The ASDAN Story, plus a regular newspaper column since 2010. Roger is married, with three grown-up children, and lives and works in Bristol. Degrees of Separation was his first published novel.