The Parrot And The Lady – Introducing Randy Short 008 by Tony Inman
Club Red Coach, Tony Inman has ticked another item off his personal bucket list by authoring and publishing his first novel. It is a light-hearted bawdy romp that entertains as it pokes fun at our politically correct modern world. Easy to read, with comical observations, it is an ideal gift or holiday read. Available now in paperback, hardback, or as an E-book. Scroll down to order.
The South Pacific island of Espiritu Santo is the backdrop for this tongue-in- cheek spy thriller. The action centres on a quest for treasure aboard a WW2 shipwreck whose mysteries link Government secrets of the past with a modern world confused by political correctness. Randy Short juggles a stable family life with his role of Australian Secret Service Agent. His family vacation is interrupted by a call to duty that will pit him against dangerous foreign operatives in a race to solve the enigma. From an eclectic cast, the Aussie befriends CIA mercenary Gus McThompkins in their personal ‘War Against Terror.’
Tony Inman was born of English Hotelier parentage in the English Channel Island of Jersey and grew up helping in family tourism businesses. Employed as a Retail Manager, he emigrated to Perth, Western Australia in 1985 and continued in that career until starting the first of his own tourism-related businesses in 1996. Tony still has interests in tourism promotion and marketing but now combines his loves of travel, flying and diving with a passion for self-expression through writing, music and coaching. Tony has two grown-up children, Craig and Kim. His influences are Ben Elton, Clive James and Monty Python.
‘Who the xxxx is Tony Inman?’ – Probable comment from The New York Times (USA)
‘Hand of God scores own goal for German dive team’ – Possible comment from The Daily Mirror (UK)
‘Absolutely no comment, ever’ – News of the World (UK)
‘I have no recollection of this incident’ - former USA President Richard Nixon (Doesn’t remember where he is)
‘I guarantee an optimum level or satisfaction’ – Rajeev Vindaloo, Dive shop proprietor (Vanuatu)
‘It just makes me want to have sex with Tony Inman, but he knocked me back’ – What Paris Hilton might have said (USA)
‘I laughed out loud several times!’ – Catherine James, Perth artist (Australia)
‘A light and entertaining read’ – Stan Nelson, Perth Self-defence Instructor (Australia)
‘My Dad used to say that self-praise is no recommendation. Well sorry Dad, this time you were wrong – it’s the best book I’ve written so far!’ – Tony Inman, best selling Perth author (Australia)
Coming soon – another book in the series about Randy Short and Gus McThompkins – watch this space! (Well not this exact space, but just keep a sort of general eye open and ears to the ground, so to speak).