Deadly pursuit over Northumberland hills in new novel

A north Northumberland-based writer has used his surroundings as one of the settings for his seventh book.

By The Newsroom
Sunday, 3rd April 2016, 5:00 am
And Then You're Dead by Dan Latus
And Then You're Dead by Dan Latus

Ian Bullock, who uses the pen name Dan Latus, has just published his latest thriller, And Then You’re Dead.

He grew up on Teesside, which is the inspiration for many of his novels, but the Rothbury resident has turned his attention to the rural villages and hills where he lives now for his new book.

It tells the story of John Tait, ‘who finds his wife and son missing when he returns from a business trip to his home in a peaceful Northumberland village. Anxiety turns to fear and dread when he receives a late-night phone call, one that reawakens memories of terrible events 10 years earlier in Slovakia and Ukraine. On a stormy November night, he sets out across the hills to find and save his family’.

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The novel also involves a retired intelligence officer from Washington DC and leads to a deadly pursuit across the Northumbrian hills.

Dan Latus’s previous novels are Run for Home, Living Dangerously, A Death at South Gare, Out of the Night, Risky Mission and Never Look Back.

And Then You’re Dead is published by Robert Hale ( and the hardback has an RRP of £19.99. It is available from the likes of Amazon online.