Genre: Action Adventure, Suspense Thrillers

For Fans Of

Lee Child Henning Mankell Stieg Larsson Nordic Noir Ian Rankin

Book Summary

A secret conspiracy. A corrupt soul. A psychopath returned from the grave.
And the Beautiful Game, fanatically followed by millions, all over the world.

Slightly disheveled, self-proclaimed investigative journalist Lukas Novak inadvertently disturbs a hornets' nest when following up a mysterious blog's match-fixing allegations at football giants Mancunia FC. When the wrong people start getting hurt the hunter becomes the hunted and Lukas finds himself a non-person, on the run from a GBH charge.
Unsure who and what to trust Lukas stumbles upon answers that he hasn't been looking for and that change the course of his investigation and his own life forever.

On the surface Match Games aims to be a ’Nordic Noir’-style, hard-hitting, real life, dark and gritty mystery thriller, set in Northern England.

Beyond the surface it describes the struggle of one man against virtually every evil today's society has come to accept as the norm, where the bully wins every time because the masses are so dumbed down by the dilution of culture and so called freedom of the press that true values are in danger of being lost forever.
In his laborious struggle against the current and against conventional and emotional ties holding him back Lukas emerges from near death to overcome his own nemesis.


'This is a brilliant read. I just couldn't put it down.
The plot is truly gripping. There were pages where my heart was racing and I just couldn't devour the words quickly enough.'
'A winning Combination of Grit, Character, and Romance.'

About the Author

Hi! I am an author, composer & professional double bass player with one of the oldest UK symphony orchestras and currently live near Manchester, UK.
I was born in Hannover/Germany and came to the UK to study at the RNCM. I subsequently joined the local band, the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester.

I do write music and am a prize winner of the UK songwriting competition and have been awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society's inaugural 'Salomon Prize' for outstanding services to the orchestra.

In 2015 I released my debut novel 'Match Games' & formed publishing company 'Kinder Press'. 'Match Games' is part of a series of novels called 'The HemiHelix Effect'.

With ALEAtronic I released the album 'First Take'. My solo efforts can be heard on Marbelious's album 'Almost Yours'. All music is on Amazon and iTunes. I run a music production company, CoreSounds Productions (

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