Bonnier Books UK imprint Blink has signed two more action-adventure thrillers from author Matthew "Ollie" Ollerton.
The first book in the series, Scar Tissue, published at the end of last year and introduced the world to flawed hero Alex Abbott, an ex-Special Forces soldier with a troubled past. It was based on real-life experiences from Ollerton's life and his Special Forces career. The next instalment, All or Nothing, will publish on 11th November 2021 and takes Ollerton’s character to the north of England and Eastern Europe as he infiltrates an international child-trafficking gang. The third, as yet untitled, book in the series will publish in 2022.
Matt Phillips, publisher, acquired world rights from David Riding at the MBA Literary Agency. Phillips said: "Ollie is a natural storyteller, he’s been there, seen it and got the flak jacket. His stories are filled with action, moral quandaries and more twists than an entire series of 'SAS: Who Dare Wins'. We love working collaboratively with Ollie and look forward to developing Alex Abbott into a much-admired fiction strand with a loyal readership."
Ollerton began his military career began at the age of 18 when he joined the Royal Marine Commandos and toured operationally in Northern Ireland and in Iraq for Operation Desert Storm. He subsequently spent six years in the Special Boat Service rising to team leader, before working in Iraq as a private security contractor and carrying out charity work in Southeast Asia.
He said: "Having carried out anti-child trafficking charity work in Southeast Asia, this is a subject that is close to my heart. I’ve spent my post-military life trying to help others. Telling stories of resilience, struggle and personal transformation in fiction form is another way to do that."