CONNECTED : Free Kindle Book

Editor’s Note: CONNECTED is the best combination of science, adventure, cliffhangers and lust all tied up into a well constructed story that makes it very difficult to put down. 

I found the story to be very original and thought provoking. 

Book Description: CONNECTED is a speculative fiction mystery thriller with touches of science and philosophy. It begins with a brilliant physicist trying to comprehend his brother’s suicide. Then it quickly moves into the investigation of many more suicides which takes him on a quest to understand this mind-altering video

Those who enjoy Michael Crichton and William Gibson will want to read CONNECTED.  

Author’s Inspiration:  Years ago, at university, a fellow student had a breakdown and was admitted to the local psychiatric hospital. A few, who knew him well, went to visit and reported that he’d subsequently lost the plot and was now gabbling incomprehensibly of having found the answer to life, the universe and everything. While most people seemed consumed with sadness and pity at this, my first thought was, “What if he really had discovered some universal truth?” Although I never seriously believed that he had, it was on that day that the seed of an idea lodged in my young brain – a seed that in the summer of 2002 would germinate into the drafting of the first three chapters of CONNECTED from a cabin in the French Alps.

Actor Who Would Play the Main Character: There are two main characters really: Peter and Doug. Somehow, I can see Colin Firth in the role of Peter, but nobody springs to mind for Doug, so suggestions are welcome. 

From the Book: As the coffin was lowered, the sky darkened and a gust of wind ripped through the churchyard, stirring the ancient trees and momentarily lifting the masks of reverent solemnity gathered around the open grave. Peter studied the faces with a detached sense of curiosity. How well, he wondered, had these people really known his brother? His gaze came to rest on Isabelle. Even now – even through the tears – she looked beautiful. He tried to imagine the feelings welling behind those big brown eyes: anguish tinged with guilt, denial, loneliness – perhaps even anger. He shivered. His own feelings were somehow suppressed. His brother was in a box, about to be sealed away for an eternity in the damp, peaty earth beneath his feet, and yet he felt strangely calm, the whole service having washed over him like a dream from which he might awaken at any moment.


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Simon Denmen


Born in Eastbourne, to retired parents, Simon Denman grew up alternately on the beaches of a succession of English seaside towns, and in the historic, if somewhat austere boarding school of Christ’s Hospital in Horsham, Sussex.

After graduating from the University of Essex with a degree in Electronic Engineering, he has spent longer than he likes to admit in the IT networking, communications, and Internet security industries, gradually moving from technical to marketing and management roles. During this time, he moved from the UK to Paris, back to the UK, over to Munich, across to the French Riviera, and finally back to England.


Far more importantly during this period, he was blessed with two beautiful and talented daughters, now at University themselves, and, in remarriage, the love of the most wonderful woman for whom a man could wish. While he no longer plays rugby, Simon is a moderately accomplished player of Jazz and classical trumpet, which he blows enthusiastically with any band or group that’ll have him. Any remaining time is spent reading and writing.


Favorite food: Since meeting my wife, who is from Istanbul, I think Turkish food has become my new favourite, but I’m still very fond of Italian and Japanese cuisine.


Favorite Place to Write: I can write anywhere really, but since I occasionally suffer from back pain, I find lying on the living room rug, propped up on my elbows for an hour or so at a time, can be quite effective at straightening me out again.


Music tastes: I love all music from classical, through jazz and right up to contemporary singer / songwriters such as KT Tunstall, Katie Melua and the late Amy Winehouse.


Favorite TV show:  House MD.

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