New book by low-profile Algarve hero

New book by low-profile Algarve hero

He’s a man with many hats. He is a former fireman, one-time member of the Household Cavalry, stalwart supporter of the military charity Help for Heroes, and a storybook writer.

David Jones, a “London Welshman” who owns the Mirage Restaurant in Praia da Luz, is possibly best known for his runaway success, Fireman Sam – the easy-going cartoon character whose colourful antics have sold 27 million books, four million videos, one million DVDs, been translated into 60 languages and run to eight popular television series.

Now, he has created a new type of hero – a modern-day James Bond called Nick Trevelyan.

His fast-paced thriller, entitled simply Trevelyan, will be out this week, released by Austin Macaulay Publishers and on sale through Amazon.

It promises the thrills and spills of jet-setting espionage, with a plot to take one’s breath away, the perfect crime and, in the James Bond vein, plenty of villains and lethally-attractive women.

Is it in any way autobiographical, one wonders? The enigmatic author will tell you “not at all!” “These days I am very happy living on my own”.

But there’s more to come. David, 68, is currently working on a number of other projects – one of them for an animated television series that has already piqued the interest of Fox TV in the US.

For now, Trevelyan, ISBN: 9781849636483, by David S. Jones, will be released on Saturday, selling for £9.99. N.D.