About Andy & his passion for writing.
Andy’s always loved books. The way in which words flow and intertwine into sentences and stories is something magical. I’m sure like Andy, you'll remember that pivotal moment in your life, that one milestone when you picked up your first real book and placed it down again three hours later, mesmerized and enthralled. For Andy, it was his tenth birthday, and the book was Peter Benchley’s “Jaws”. That terrifying image of a great white shark on the cover, rising up from the depths on its way upwards to attack its first victim, had a major impact on a wannabe writer. Now, years later and with a job involving lots of international travel, presents an author with exciting locations for his stories. After all, if you’re going to write about a place, then you have to experience it first hand. With two novels, and two collaborations under his belt, Andy is keen to complete his trilogy and draw the story of Dougie Allan to an exciting and satisfactory conclusion. The Last Salvation is due for release in 2020.
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THE SEVENTH DAY
WINNER IPPY AWARD BEST ORIGINAL SCI-FI THRILLER 2015
From a small eighteenth-century Scottish village, comes the story of an ordinary man who makes a discovery so shocking that it will change the very foundation of life on Earth. Dougie Allan, a local silver miner, accidentally unearths a terrifying secret and is catapulted 300 years through time. Arriving in the modern world, amidst a backdrop of catastrophic natural disasters, Dougie must forge new alliances if he is to battle his unfolding nightmare.
Befriending a local man, Tom Duncan, and a feisty reporter, Kate Harding, they soon find themselves entangled with the authorities in a deadly race against time. However, they are not the only group interested in the mysterious goings on …
As a conspiracy unfolds, the trio find themselves pursued by a ruthless assassin. One who seems determined to stop at nothing to protect a secret so shocking that it lies at the very heart of world power itself. As humanity teeters on the brink of disaster and with time running out, Dougie must convince the authorities that a force of unimaginable power is preparing for Armageddon.
Shadows Rising is the electrifying sequel to Andy Malone’s 2015 IPPY award winning Sci-Fi Thriller, The Seventh Day. Set in both 1710 Scotland and the modern world. Think Highlander meets the Davinci Code, as in this breathtaking, nail biting thriller, our heroes must not only decipher ancient symbols, and find secret artefacts. But also battle with the forces of a sinister religious sect, one whose disturbing rise to power has left government’s around the world in turmoil. As the clock ticks and events in both timelines intersect, it soon becomes clear that this new faith could have terrifying consequences for all mankind.
From historic Scottish villages, to the streets of New York and the ancient catacombs of Vatican City. Shadows Rising is an adventure packed with rich historical references entwined into a race against time Sci-Fi thriller that will leave you breathless and have you on the edge of your seat.
Sample Chapters & Purchase Options
As well as writing his own books, Andy was excited to have participated in the following publications, to name a few.
LEARN SOCIAL ENGINEERING
By Dr Erdal Ozkaya
This book will provide you with a holistic understanding of social engineering. It will help you to avoid and combat social engineering attacks by giving you a detailed insight into how a social engineer operates. Learn Social Engineering starts by giving you a grounding in the different types of social engineering attacks,and the damages they cause. It then sets up the lab environment to use different toolS and then perform social engineering steps such as information gathering. The book covers topics from baiting, phishing, and spear phishing, to pretexting and scareware.
TRIBE OF HACKERS
By Marcus J Carey & Jennifer Jin
Tribe of Hackers is a collection of industry, career, and personal insights from 70 cybersecurity luminaries.
These are the wisdom and perspectives of real-life hackers and cybersecurity practitioners, including David Kennedy, Wendy Nather, Andy Malone, and Bruce Potter.
There are already hundreds of thousands of cybersecurity professionals and according to some sources, there is a shortage of several more hundreds of thousands. Tribe of Hackers wants to change that.
Both books available in Paperback & eBook
The Last Salvation - Release date 2020
The Last Salvation will be Andy's final book in the Seventh Day trilogy. Again featuring the enigmatic Scotsman Dougie Allan and his friends, who continue their fight against an evil that has transformed the world into a dark fascist state ruled by an all powerful being. But not everything is as it seems. Deception and dangers lurk around every corner and knowing just who to trust is only one part in the final battle for mankind's survival.
Story locations include Scotland, Norway, USA and Italy.
PRESS ACTIVITY & REVIEWS
Here's what our readers are saying.
AMAZON BOOK REVIEWS
The Seventh Day by Andy Malone
"The Seventh Day is an amazing book. It touches several subjects that are recognisable from other movies and books (Highlander, The Ninth Gate, The Swarm, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Davinci Code, Angels and Demons, and suchlike), but nowhere does it become a known or familiar story. That is a real strength! It keeps urging you on to read further, to dig deeper and to get to the core of these mysteries… It quickly becomes apparent that all these ‘happenings’ are intertwined and that there must be something huge going on." -
-- Thirza Karssen, the Netherlands.
"I really felt that the characters were real, and each character was introduced in a way that was not overwhelming but more natural as you would learn about someone in real life. The story evolved as you would normally expect but just when you get complacent and think you know what is going to happen next Andy throws in an unexpected twist that totally makes sense. This is a must read if you like history, geography, suspense, time travel or just a science or fantasy fiction novel." - --Mike Quinn, San Francisco, USA
ANDY WINS A COVETED IPPY AWARD!
Best Original Science Fiction 2015
Andy was thrilled to have been both nominated and won a prestigous IPPY award in the US during 2015 for The Seventh Day
SHADOWS RISING REVIEWS
What readers are saying ...
As I was reading, the story got me completely and I didn’t notice it was almost midnight. “WHAT?!? No way!”, I shouted as I finished reading the chapter and almost woke up entire family. There are lot more of unexpected moments and events. Splendid and detailed places, streets and buildings descriptions will captivate your attention, while vividly presented characters and action sequences will immerse you deeply and get you as close to the story as if you are there. I highly recommend it and can only say what I said in the first book review: “Can’t wait to read the sequel! “Review by Sasha Kranjac (Croatia)
"Andy Malone returns with a second science fiction thriller that takes your breath away from the first word. You start reading and without realising hours have passed and you are still reading. Every chapter ends with a cliffhanger or a surprising twist that makes you want to continue reading to see what will happen to the many interesting characters. Even a person like me, who doesn’t read a lot, loved this book. It’s full of mystery, suspense and thrilling twists.
Shadows Rising is the sequel to Malone’s first novel The Seventh Day, but it can be perfectly read as a stand-alone. I did not know about the first book when I started reading this one and I had no problems with understanding the story. All the characters are re-introduced shortly and the major events of the first book are recapped when necessary. However, I would advise people who like this sort of stories to read the first book as well because it is equally good. If you like fantasy and science-fiction, this book is a must read!" Review by Charlotte Wouters (USA)