Lyon Book Promotions Welcomes The Man of Mystery and Spy Buff ~ Indie Author Tim Jopling.

UK Independent Author, Tim Jopling has released his first book of his fantastic book series titled, “Underground Murmurs” book one of The Akira and Deane Thriller. Now available on Amazon Books & Barnes and Noble online.




Already an AMAZON KINDLE STORE BEST-SELLER for Espionage Thrillers – No 6 in the chart Suspense Thrillers – No 41 in the chart UNDERGROUND MURMURS – ‘Akira & Deane Thriller Series Book 1’ ~ “Nothing is ever what it seems. . .  Don’t turn your back on anyone or anything” .  .  .  .

Akira is a dangerous man, a man who has lost everything and has nothing to lose. Fuelled by the death of his beloved wife Madeline and desperate to seek revenge on those who took her from him, Akira is on a mission, a mission to rid the world of the corrupt West and everything it stands for and he has one man set in his sights. Thomas Deane, a fiercely loyal MI6 agent and one half of an elite partnership he is everything Akira despises – a patriotic man devoted to the service of his country, no matter what the cost. Assisted by the brave S.U.C.O. agents (Special Undercover Covert Operations) the elite MI6 team, are completely unaware of what lies ahead. Will they succeed in bringing Akira out of the shadows?

                                                      ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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“My name is Tim Jopling and I love any spy and espionage books, TV, or films! People always say you write about what you know and although I’ve never had any personal experience (I’ve worked in the IT sector for 16 years!) I’ve read a lot of novels (you can’t really beat the original Ian Fleming novels in my opinion) and watched as many TV shows and films as I possibly can. I’m a big James Bond fan (not the spoofy ones, my favourites are the grittier ones with Daniel Craig and Timothy Dalton is my favourite Bond – nothing to do with the name mind you!) and loved all the seasons of 24.”

Tim lives in Croydon, United Kingdom, and is a big tennis buff. He has coached tennis professionally and enjoys playing any chance he gets. He’s a runner as well. He is an IT Server – Network Manager by day, and a passionate spy/espionage writer by night. He attended John Ruskin College with A-levels in Computer Science and Business studies. He is married to his beautiful wife, (sorry ladies!), and enjoys football, Formula 1 and cricket.

Now I myself have read Book One of his Thriller Series, and I was blown away. It ‘s full of mystery, thrills, edge of your seat suspense! I normally don’t read these types of spy books and novels, but Tim has made me a fan of his, and I can not wait for the next installment to release. I gave him a 5 Star Review on both Goodreads and Amazon. Here is a bit more about his book series and the main characters of his thriller stories, and share what readers are already raving about Underground Murmurs!

Product Details
Underground Murmurs (Akira and Deane Thriller Series Book 1) (Volume 1)
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The identity of Akira is still a mystery. Many people have theories on just who Akira might be but as yet we don’t know for sure. What we do know is that he was once married to a woman called Madeline but she died under mysterious circumstances some years ago. Since that tragic loss he now ‘hears’ Madeline in his thoughts and he is convinced she is still with him.
Akira calls on Madeline whenever he needs her the most and still wears a locket around his neck that was given to him during their marriage. Since the loss of his wife he dropped off the radar and resurfaced with his new identity, someone that the likes of Thomas Deane and the rest of MI6 don’t seem to be aware of. Akira is obsessed with a vision that both he and his wife share. A vision where the West no longer dominate the world and have to adhere to a new way of life.  Akira operates in the shadows pulling the strings as he tries to make his vision a reality. . .



Thomas Deane is a fiercely loyal MI6 agent and plays a leading role within the agency as a mentor figure. His partnerships with other agents have proven to be the most effective over the years. Deane is a patriotic man devoted to the service of his country and will follow the rules to complete any operation. With no children of his own he regards his partners past and present as the children he never had and will do anything to protect them. He can come across as aloof or arrogant but this is often a way of shielding his real feelings.

Thomas Deane was recruited by MI6 whilst still at Kings College University London over two decades ago and though he did marry in his late twenties he could never fully pull himself away from the service he values above anything else. The marriage ended and he hasn’t spoken to his ex-wife since.

Deane joined the agency at the same as Kevin Ramsey and though they were rivals in the early years they now have a healthy respect for each other and get on well. Ramsey has now risen to the Chief Of MI6 and decides on who Deane works with and what Operations he takes on. Deane had several opportunities to leave the field as he gained more experience but he turned them down, never seeing himself suited to management and a desk based role.

In Underground Murmurs we find Deane with his long-term partner Sam Olsen (Deane was also the partner of Olsen’s father when he joined the service two decades ago) and also the young rookie William Hawk. Deane’s experience and his ability to survive over two decades of service have made him a key figure to train younger agents but the older he gets the less open he is to new partners.


Reader Feed Back For Underground Murmurs  – Book 1

5 Stars ~ “I’m a spy fiction fan, so this was always going to be one for me. If you like Bond or Bourne, you’ll enjoy this – though it most reminded me of one of my favorite books series, Barry Eisler’s “Rain Fall” books. Recommended if you like any of the above!

5 Stars ~ “Really enjoyed this book. There was a lot going on to keep me interested and the Olsen and Deane relationship is great to read together with Akira lurking in the background to keep things interested. I’d recommend it!”

5 Stars ~ “The writing was fast paced and really pulled me in! I did love the story and I’ll be looking out for part two!”
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Now I asked Tim a few questions of my own to see if I could get a little more ‘personal’ information about him that you may not read anywhere else about this Man Of Mystery.  .  .  . LOL. Her are his answers to my questions.
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1.) How did you become a writer? What you made you decide to write? I had never thought of writing anything until I saw an episode of Season 1 of 24 back in 2001. It had a scene about a safe house, and a very small character call, Ted Paulson who was one of the government agents and it just blew my mind! Everything about it made such an impression, the character, the scene of the safe house being infiltrated, just how tense it was, there was so much visually it just blew me away. The very next day I started writing a short story called, Shadow-Hawk that I ended up using as a template for the style of writing I was looking for. I then used this for ‘Underground Murmurs’, using the some of the same characters, and it all just progressed from there.

2.) Since you have a full-time day job, what are your challenges as a writer? I think for me, it’s all about time and then making use of that time. I’ve always been someone that needs at least an hour of reading through what I had previously written (i.e. the previous chapter if I’m writing a novel) before I can write anything new. I have to get myself into the characters again, and back into the scene and the story. When you work full-time that makes it very hard to get any writing done! So lately I’ve tried to get myself organized on what I’m trying to do and make more use of the pockets of time that come up as I very rarely have an hour or more to spare. Its hard going, and that’s why I’ve enjoyed these short stories I’m working on (that follow ‘Underground Murmurs’), as they give me that flexibility.
Once I’ve mastered this I think I’ll be in a better place to write the next novel ‘Rogue Retrieval’.

Tim Jopling
Independent UK Author, Tim Jopling

3.) Since self publishing your first book, what is the best thing that has happened to you as an author?
I would have to say getting feedback from people that have read my book. Thankfully there has been more positive than negative, but either way its a real buzz to receive feedback from someone you are never going to meet but they enjoyed reading your book. There have been several examples of where they really ‘got’ what I was trying to do. That is so encouraging it really is!

4.) If you had one literary wish given to you, what would you wish for? I have five novels planned for this series (that includes ‘Underground Murmurs’), but as I work full-time it’s very difficult to make the progress I would like.  So I suppose if I had one wish it would be for it to be published in the mainstream, be successful, and allow me to do this as my all the time ‘job’ so to speak, and have the time to write the other titles as well as some spin-off’s!
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So, Welcome Tim Jopling to The Lyon Book Promotions Family of Fine Authors! Thank you for letting me share all about your new book series, and a wee bit more about you with all my followers and readers!
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