A background in Scientific Research and the Music Business. David Lake- a pen name - was the Marketing Manager of Virgin Records and also promoted live concerts by artists such as Mike Oldfield, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, and David Crosby.
He wrote and produced a number of documentaries for Television and a short film that toured with a Bond Movie.
His Book / Audiobook Tears of Glass is a Thriller based on real events and has a Bluesy soundtrack which is an integral part of the narrative.
' It is a metaphor for our times - I want to make this movie. ' Irvin Kershner. Dir. Empire Strikes Back .
The book Tears of Glass entered Amazon's TOP 30 Mystery / Thrillers in August 2017 and the TOP 0.01% of all Amazon Titles worldwide.
He lives with his family near London.
Tears of Glass Kindle Thriller When a maverick Quarterback, his practical girlfriend and a sensitive songwriter defend themselves against rogue elements of the State, they find Offense the only option and in striving to save their own world they may save it for all of us.
Print ‘The Pioneering. Paranoia. California Thriller.’ - Sunday Times. A pacey thriller with threads of dark humour. Based on real events including the accidental deaths of 22 British scientists all working on President Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ missile defence shield. A failed quarterback, failed husband and failed architect, finds redemption through the music of a failed songwriter – along with more than a little help from the new lady in his life. When the drinking, smoking, womanising, central character, Morgan, receives a rejected demo tape, his friends start meeting with bizarre accidents Eventually it dawns,’ Somebody is out to get me.’ He runs to the California Desert, picking up the inevitable girl en route, on to London, then back to LA where all is revealed. The body count keeps rising and Morgan has no idea why. The darkness of the central message is carried in the ripping yarn and the dichotomy between those who rule our lives and those who live by the rules is ruthlessly exposed. A roller-coaster of drama, excitement, pathos, love and violence - and at it’s heart the greatest Conspiracy the Western World has ever faced. ‘The book with the soundtrack’ ‘A wonderful, scintillating package. In which words and music speak to the heart and mind about the importance of truth and of love and of honesty.’ - BBC TV The Slate/Late Show ‘ Lyrical, even in the midst of mayhem.’- BBC Radio ‘A seminal work of great importance.’ - BBC TV The Slate/ Late Show ‘Deeply involved and impeccably phrased’ -The Scotsman ‘Superb’ - Time Out ‘I want to make this Movie!’ - Irvin Kershner. Director, Empire Strikes Back.
The Book Viral Millennium Award 2017 - for Thrillers