“I need painkillers and more rest.”

“My stupid head!” he thought. “I need painkillers and more rest.”

You would too, after going through what Jak did! No wonder his decision-making soon get blurred after his flight leaves Rome, heading for his meeting in Milan.

Italy is a rugged country, with a spine of mountains reaching out of The Alps like the arm of an octopus. These peaks – known as The Apennines – can play havoc with weather patterns over Italy – as Jak soon finds out.

Read more in 3 WISE MEN.

And those other names?

3 WISE MEN features real locations, real cafes, and real hotels , etc. in order to give authenticity to the novel. The plot is also plausible and based on a genuine ancient document.

The sense of place – places that reader have heard about or visited – was essential for me as a writer. In fact, one idea for the story was dropped – simply because it was a far-fetched possibility that our protagonist would be able to circumvent the security in place. I had checked it out carefully and realized that there was a slim chance of getting past the guards, but this was highly unlikely.

I hope the exotic locations and real places give 3 WISE MEN that touch of reality that I was looking for. Even the airline and train schedules needed to be correct. Some research took a while!

Finally, I was grateful to Galimard in Grasse for allowing me the rights to use their company name in 3 WISE MEN.

3 WISE MEN 2nd Edition is Launched!

3 WISE MEN is now available in a 2nd Edition-released for 2019. This new version has approximately 10 more pages. It has the same action-packed plot with a few typos fixed and more detail added in a few places; plus one more final chapter. At over 80,000 words, 3 WISE MEN continues to be a thriller that is ‘difficult to put down’ and has received rave reviews. Yours for just under a few cups of coffee, or less for the Kindle version. 3 WISE MEN, 2nd Edition, is available from Amazon at this link.

Countdown Deal for 3 Wise Men – Starts tomorrow!

Take advantage of a special countdown deal for the Kindle version of 3 WISE MEN. Click here for details and to purchase at an eye-watering price, then wipe your eyes and enjoy reading! Feedback is always welcomed. Thanks to my good friend John for ordering 2 copies and thoroughly enjoying this thriller. He is promised another copy after providing some feedback!

Rave Review from Books Monthly (UK)

In 3 Wise Men James Hayden takes a formula that’s been tried and tested by Dan Brown, turns it on its head and brings in an edge of seat thriller based on fact and markedly better than any of Brown’s thin and insubstantial efforts. This is a classic thriller with fairly short chapters, which is always good, punchy, gritty realism, gloriously exotic locations and chapter endings that leave you hanging, another tried and tested formula that began with Edgar Rice Burroughs back at the turn of the last century. Thrillers don’t come much better than this – huge fun and very entertaining!

from: booksmonthlyreviews

 

3 WISE MEN Continue to Captivate

More raving response on this novel from the author’s youngest daughter who said that she “couldn’t put it down” and that it was “really good.” And, at a special price for October too. Purchase 3 WISE MEN here and enjoy this contemporary thriller – complete with up-to-date references to Trump, Putin, The Vatican, crypo-currencies, etc.

“An excellent spy thriller based on an ancient document”

3 WISE MEN on the bookshelves!

How wonderful to see 3 WISE MEN in the local bookshop! I am still getting consistent positive feedback and it seems that everyone who reads this new thriller is unable to put it down. This is an honor, especially when it is from my own daughter who said today, “It is a good book – really good!” For an avid reader, that is genuine praise and a wonderful surprise. But then, I have always believed in the story.

The most difficult part was taking this belief and turning the plot into something that became special for my readers. Another comment from someone this morning was, “It had me guessing – but then, I suppose that, as the author, you didn’t really know what was going to happen either!” I laughed, but had to agree (to a certain extent).

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