Fearless Fiona goes gangster.
Byline: JEAN WARD
Airdrie author Fiona Morgan is hoping for an enthusiastic response from fans following the publication of her third novel.
This time round mumof-two Fiona has plumbed the depths of Glasgow's gangland culture for her new thriller romance, Dynamic Entry, which takes readers on a roller coaster-ride of love, deception and revenge.
The protagonist in her latest page-turner is a fiercely independent undercover policewoman who harbours a dark secret.
Set amid the dangerous underworld of protection rackets, drugs and guns, its heroine faces a dilemma to prevent her two worlds colliding.
A delighted Fiona told the Advertiser: "A few fivestar reviews have come in on Goodreads.com and Amazon and so far I've been hearing some good things about it.
"I put it out on social media and what has been coming back is that people are really excited to read it and I'm getting a good fan base.
"It's another standalone, but there is a solid link with characters like police officers and medical staff, as in my two previous books, but you don't need to know that for the story."
Fiona, who works as a deaf/blind communicator and British Sign Language facilitator, has once again chosen the city of Glasgow as the backdrop to her new thriller, which follows hot on the heels of her successful debut, Free, and second novel, What's Mine.
However, the 39-yearold confessed that this time round, it took slightly longer to complete, due to her gruelling study commitments.
Fiona explained: "This one took a wee bit longer, just over a year to write; simply because I had to study.
"Once I got the studying out of the way, I had more time to finish it.
"Mostly, it takes about a year to complete a novel because I'm doing it in my own time.
"The inspiration for the title, Dynamic Entry, came from when I was researching my last novel, What's Mine.
"The police officer that I spoke to during my research explained that it was the name given to the manoeuvre, where the police force themselves into a building."
The tactic is used by police SWAT teams in a bid to surprise and overwhelm suspects; and prevent them from taking up arms, hardening their defensive position, harming hostages or destroying evidence during a raid.
But not wishing to rest on her laurels, the Monklands wordsmith has now begun work on her fourth book, having already written a few chapters.
She said: "I've started number four and again it's another thriller romance set in Glasgow.
"I'm five or six chapters in. I know what I want them to do but they don't always agree. Your characters tend to have a lot of say in it."
And as well as her many loyal fans, Fiona has also managed to convert her dad, John, who has now become a "ferocious" reader.
She joked: "I got a great review from my dad who has started reading it.
"He wouldn't even read a newspaper or magazine on trains before but now he is a ferocious reader, and we know what to get him for Christmas."
Now Monklands bookworms can track down a copy of Fiona's latest blockbuster Dynamic Entry via Kindle or online at Amazon.
"I got a great review from my dad who has started reading it... now he is a ferocious reader Fiona Morgan