Walter Lucius - Author

About the Author

Walter Lucius is the pen name of Dutch scenarist and producer Walter Goverde. He has worked as a writer, assistant director and director for the respected Dutch theatre companies Affect, Zuidelijk Toneel and the Blauwe Maandag Compagnie. He also directed drama series, documentaries and news items for television. Walter owns his own audio-visual company, Odyssey Productions. Butterfly on the Storm is the first instalment of the Heartland Trilogy and his fiction debut.

Books by Walter Lucius

Angel in the Shadows The Heartland Trilogy, Book Two

Angel in the Shadows The Heartland Trilogy, Book Two

Author: Walter Lucius Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/10/2018

'Ambitious, intricate, riveting' The Times Farah Hafez raised her head and stared into the camcorder's reflective black hole. 'Now say what I want you to say. And do it convincingly. You can save this girl's life.' That's when the words came. Unexpected and forceful. Like vomit. 'I, Farah Hafez, support the jihad against President Potanin's criminal regime.' He smiled coldly and pulled the trigger anyway. After investigating what appeared to be a simple hit-and-run, journalist Farah Hafez became caught up in a web of crime and corruption that led to her kidnap. Detained in Russia, she was forced to pledge her allegiance to a terrorist group on camera. Now sought by international security and members of the criminal class alike, Farah flees to Jakarta to continue her investigation while her friends and allies attempt to clear her name from across the globe. If Farah is ever going to regain her freedom, she needs to discover the root of the evil that bought her here. The problem is that discovering this might cost her her life. Following Butterfly on the Storm, Angel in the Shadows is a fast-paced, tense and explosive thriller for lovers of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series. You won't want to put this down. Praise for Walter Lucius 'Disturbing, apocalyptic, gripping' Dutch Daily De Limburger 'Riveting until the very end' AD Weekend [Dutch Newspaper] 'The Dutch answer to the tsunami of Scandinavian thrillers' BB Boekblad

Angel in the Shadows The Heartland Trilogy, Book Two

Angel in the Shadows The Heartland Trilogy, Book Two

Author: Walter Lucius Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/04/2018

'Ambitious, intricate, riveting' The Times Farah Hafez raised her head and stared into the camcorder's reflective black hole. 'Now say what I want you to say. And do it convincingly. You can save this girl's life.' That's when the words came. Unexpected and forceful. Like vomit. 'I, Farah Hafez, support the jihad against President Potanin's criminal regime.' He smiled coldly and pulled the trigger anyway. After investigating what appeared to be a simple hit-and-run, journalist Farah Hafez became caught up in a web of crime and corruption that led to her kidnap. Detained in Russia, she was forced to pledge her allegiance to a terrorist group on camera. Now sought by international security and members of the criminal class alike, Farah flees to Jakarta to continue her investigation while her friends and allies attempt to clear her name from across the globe. If Farah is ever going to regain her freedom, she needs to discover the root of the evil that bought her here. The problem is that discovering this might cost her her life. Following Butterfly on the Storm, Angel in the Shadows is a fast-paced, tense and explosive thriller for lovers of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series. You won't want to put this down. Praise for Walter Lucius 'Disturbing, apocalyptic, gripping' Dutch Daily De Limburger 'Riveting until the very end' AD Weekend [Dutch Newspaper] 'The Dutch answer to the tsunami of Scandinavian thrillers' BB Boekblad

Angel in the Shadows The Heartland Trilogy, Book Two

Angel in the Shadows The Heartland Trilogy, Book Two

Author: Walter Lucius Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2018

'Disturbing, apocalyptic, gripping' Dutch Daily De Limburger Angel in the Shadows is an irresistible read for fans of the BBC's McMafia and David Lagercrantz's The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye . . . ----------------------------- Farah Hafez raised her head and stared into the camcorder's reflective black hole. 'Now say what I want you to say. And do it convincingly. You can save this girl's life.' That's when the words came. Unexpected and forceful. Like vomit. 'I, Farah Hafez, support the jihad against President Potanin's criminal regime.' He smiled coldly and pulled the trigger anyway. ----------------------------- After investigating what appeared to be a simple hit-and-run, journalist Farah Hafez became caught up in a web of crime and corruption that led to her kidnap. Detained in Russia, she was forced to pledge her allegiance to a terrorist group on camera. Now sought by international security and members of the criminal class alike, Farah flees to Jakarta to continue her investigation while her friends and allies attempt to clear her name from across the globe. If Farah is ever going to regain her freedom, she needs to discover the root of the evil that bought her here. The problem is that discovering this might cost her the only she has left - her life. 'Ambitious, intricate, riveting' The Times

Butterfly on the Storm Heartland Trilogy Book 1

Butterfly on the Storm Heartland Trilogy Book 1

Author: Walter Lucius Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

'Ambitious, intricate, riveting' The Times ** The first instalment in the bestselling original Dutch thriller** Haunted by a past you can never escape . . . When a young boy from Afghanistan is the victim of a brutal hit-and-run in woods outside Amsterdam journalist Farah Hafez visits the scene, seeking to discover how a child from her homeland ended up here. Instead, she finds a burnt-out car and two bodied - sinister clues to a far darker mystery. It is the beginning of a journey that leads her into an intricate web of crime and corruption stretching across Europe and deep into a past that Farah had once sought to escape - a past that nearly killed her. And if she goes back will she ever make it out again? Butterfly on the Storm is the first mystery to unravel in a tense, explosive and gripping new trilogy you won't want to put down. For lovers of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, this fast-paced crime novel will be this year's page-turner. Praise for Walter Lucius 'Disturbing, apocalyptic, gripping' Dutch Daily De Limburger 'Riveting until the very end' AD Weekend [Dutch Newspaper] 'The Dutch answer to the tsunami of Scandinavian thrillers' BB Boekblad

Butterfly on the Storm Heartland Trilogy Book 1

Butterfly on the Storm Heartland Trilogy Book 1

Author: Walter Lucius Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2017

'Ambitious, intricate, riveting' The Times ** The first instalment in the bestselling original Dutch thriller** Haunted by a past you can never escape . . . A young boy is found in woods outside Amsterdam. Broken and bloody, he appears to be the victim of a brutal hit-and-run. When the police at the hospital ask what happened, the one word the boy repeats they don't understand. But journalist Farah Hafez does. She left Afghanistan as a child and she recognises her native tongue. As the boy is taken into surgery she finds herself visiting the scene of the crime, seeking to discover how a little Afghan boy came to be so far from home. Instead, she comes across a burnt-out car with two charred bodies inside - a sinister clue to something much darker than a simple road accident. It is just the start of a journey that will lead her from one twist to another in an intricate web of crime and corruption that stretches from Amsterdam all the way to Moscow, Kabul and Johannesburg and deep into a past that Farah had sought to leave behind - a past that nearly killed her. 'Journalist Farah Hafez... is a character one can't help but fall for' Dutch Daily De Limburger Butterfly on the Storm is the first mystery to unravel in a tense, explosive and gripping new trilogy you won't want to put down. For lovers of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series, this fast-paced crime novel is this year's page-turner. Praise for Walter Lucius 'Disturbing, apocalyptic, gripping' Dutch Daily De Limburger 'Riveting until the very end' AD Weekend [Dutch Newspaper] 'The Dutch answer to the tsunami of Scandinavian thrillers' BB Boekblad

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