Date: Wednesday 1st May 2019
An Evening with Robert Goddard
Robert Goddard is the thriller critics’ thriller writer, with glowing endorsements across the board from thriller reviewers in the national press, described by Barry Forshaw as 'one of the most imaginative novelists this country has produced’.
He will talk about his latest book “One False Move” which was published on 28th February this year, and then take a question and answer session.
ONE FALSE MOVE is classic Goddard, a twisting mystery that quickly becomes a heart- stopping thriller...
“What value can be put on a human mind that moves at the speed of a supercomputer?
For some it's big profits, for some it's an exploitable resource that might just change the world.
They'll do anything to find someone with those talents ... and kill to hold on to them.””
What value can be put on a human mind?
How Joe Roberts does what he does is a mystery.
He has a brain that seems able to outperform a computer.
To a games company like Venstrom that promises big profits if his abilities can be properly exploited.
So they send Nicole Nevinson to track him down and make him an offer too good to refuse.
But Venstrom aren’t the only people interested in Joe.
His current boss, a shady businessman, is already making serious money out of Joe’s talents and isn’t going to let him go without a fight.
And then there are other forces, with still darker intentions, who have their own plans for him.
Almost before she knows it, Nicole’s crossed an invisible line into a world where the game being played has rules she doesn’t understand and where no-one can help her win.
But win she must.
Because the battle now isn’t just for Joe’s mind, it’s for Nicole’s life.
Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire in 1954.
He was educated at Price’s School Fareham, and Peterhouse, Cambridge where he read History.
He unsuccessfully pursued various career options, finally spending ten years as a local government officer.
Frustrated with a lot of contemporary fiction, he set out to write a novel that did what he wanted more novels to do: tell a tightly constructed and densely plotted story engrossingly and satisfyingly.
The result was Past Caring and when it became a success he realised that he had, in fact, always been a writer.
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