“The best books about the sea that aren’t just about sailing on it,
or fighting on it, or drowning in it, but are really about the human condition” (Shepherd, 2024)
“Navigating the High Seas of Historical Fiction: An Interview” (Fiction Horizon, 2023)
The Force of Fate
Coming September 3rd
The ninth volume in the thrilling adventure series featuring Nathan Peake, British naval officer and spy, finds a young America divided against itself…
1806: The United States faces an existential threat from within. Vice President Aaron Burr, feeling cheated of the presidency, conspires to destroy the Union—and if he can’t become president legally, to set himself up as the leader of a breakaway republic in the West. At the same time, President Jefferson’s plan to outlaw the Atlantic slave trade provokes a secessionist movement in the southern states. Mere decades after achieving independence from Great Britain, the young nation is in serious danger of falling apart.
The Nathan Peake Novels
The Vatican Candidate
A Harper & Blake Mystery
Available in the US & UK
Ex–Royal Marine Aiden Blake and researcher Hannah Harper follow a trail from the hidden bunkers of Berlin to the mountains of Italy to solve how a present-day murder and a plot to kill the pope are connected to a famous German aviatrix’s final flight out of Berlin in April 1945.
Praise for Paul Bryers’ writing
—New York Times
—The Toronto Star
Bubbling with rare charms and full of spell-binding irony, In A Pig’s Ear foams away like a magic potion—potent, effervescent, intoxicating.
—Times Literary Supplement
London-based PAUL BRYERS is also the author, under the pseudonym Seth Hunter, of the highly acclaimed Nathan Peake novels: a series of naval adventures set against the canvas of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Bryers won an English arts council award for Best First Novel for his political thriller Hollow Target, and his next thriller, In a Pig’s Ear, was named as one of the Guardian’s best six novels of the year. He has written and directed many historical dramas for British television, radio, and the theatre.