Loughborough Alumni


17 Jun 2020

New book in series of thrillers released by alumnus

Andrew Turpin has released his new book, The Black Sea, the latest in the series of six books in his Joe Johnson series of thrillers.

The spy thriller follows war crime investigator Joe Johnson, who is sent undercover to untangle a web of deceit and online blame games in Russia’s Black Sea region after the destruction of a Malaysian airliner in Ukraine.

He quickly finds he has bitten off more than he can chew—and that the key to the conspiracy lies not in Moscow, but on Capitol Hill in Washington. The drama reaches a climax in the US capital and on the Black Sea coast, where Johnson’s long-term nemesis has a stronghold.

Andrew published his first book, The Last Nazi, in August 2017. This was followed in 2018 by The Old Bridge and Bandit Country, and in January 2019 he published Stalin’s Final Sting and The Afghan. In November 2019, The Nazi’s Son was released. So far, more than 60,000 copies of the books have been sold worldwide.

Andrew dedicated the book to his mother, Jean Turpin, and managed to get a printed copy in her hand the day before she passed away.

The alumnus graduated with a degree in History in 1986.

The Black Sea is now available online.

Find more of Andrew’s books on his website.  

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