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We sat down with Freddie P Peters to discuss her new novel, Red Renegade

Article by Sam Thompson on Apr 23, 2024

Red Renegade, the new novel by Freddie P Peters


A kidnapped tech genius holds the balance between war and peace in the Pacific… Can one man free him from China’s grip?

Henry Crowne, disgraced financier, now British Intelligence agent, lands with a
US SEAL team in one of the most challenging regions of China. His new
mission… to free a kidnapped tech ace whose ground-breaking
innovation will change the face of war. Time is running out before the man reveals his secret to his brutal abductors.

Captured and thrown into the same dark-site camp as his target, Henry must resist lethal interrogation, prison gang challenges, and the greed of the camp’s warden to save himself and his charge. But escape is not the greatest challenge for Henry, a high-ranking Chinese defector is willing to risk her life and reveal the military plans to use the revolutionary technology on neighbouring countries.

Henry must find his way through the torrid Gobi Desert and return to Beijing to
collect the intelligence that will save the world from impending bloodshed, even if it means risking his freedom and his life…


Red Renegade is the sixth book in the Henry Crowne - Paying the Price
series. If you enjoy bold characters, relentless plots and startling twists and turns,
you will be excited by this unwavering thriller.

Buy Red Renegade and unveil a hidden plot today!


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Our interview with Freddie P Peters


Q: Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?

Born in France, in an ancient town between Bordeaux and Cognac… despite the charm of the countryside and the appeal of the good food and wine, I could not wait to escape. A trip to Bath, then London and there was no turning back. But you may ask, your first language is French? And you write in English? Well, 38 years in the UK is a very long time and so I thought I could perhaps dare. I am in very good company though. Samuel Beckett moved to Paris during WWII and wrote Waiting for Godot in French. It earned him the 1969 Nobel Prize! And more recently Elif Shafak, the Turkish author, was short-listed for the 2019 booker price.


Q: Which books did/do you love to read as a child/now as a grown-up?

My mother despaired… I loved cartoons when I was a child, not the Mickey Mouse type but rather the Marvel type and this was not literature. Then I discovered mythology and there was hope. But when I started sneaking into my parent’s library, I uncovered contemporary literature written by Bazin, Giono, Mauriac and Sartre…

This was the beginning of an enduring love story with books.


Q: Is there a writer whose brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?

I would have loved to meet Iris Murdoch.

I love her precise style. Each word counts and gives an elaborate yet accessible sense of what she is trying to convey. She is genuine and uncompromising, maintaining a balance between the desire to entertain and the philosophical implications of her story line.


Q: If you could, which fictional character (from your own book(s) or someone else's) would you like to invite for tea and why?

William of Baskerville in Umberto Ecco’s The Name of The Rose. In a world fuelled by superstition, violence and fear, he has the strength to believe in reason and humanity perhaps at the cost of his own life.


Q: Do you have some rituals or habits whilst writing?

I now always write first thing in the morning.

I need to take a walk after a long writing session. It helps me clear my mind and then with the story line and the characters.

I like a good cup of coffee too when I write. It keeps me going.

Otherwise… I can write pretty much everywhere.


Q: Where do you come up with your idea(s)? Do people in your life need to be worried?

I am a news junkie! I read the news in many formats, delivered by a multitude of different providers, newspapers and magazines of different calibre and political affiliation. I chase information on Bloomberg, Reuters. I track controversial issues… people may one day not like what they read.


Q: Are you a plotter or do you go with the flow, as a pantser?

Plotter… no question.


Q: Can you give novice writers some tips (do's/don'ts)?

Don’t be frightened to write your first draft… no one will ever read it unless you let them.


Find a good editor who will help you develop your own style but not seek to write the book for you.


Q: What are your future plans as an author?

I have finished my tenth book, Savaged Innocence, which is also the third book in the Nancy Wu Crime Thriller series. After that, I’m thinking about a new series set in the US… perhaps.


Q: Last, but not least: Can you give our readers one teaser from your book, Collapse, book one on the Henry Crowne Paying the Price series, please?

He is a covert operative and one of the most successful international bankers on the trading floor. Now, Henry Crowne is accused of murder…

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