The Spirit of the Kite
During undercover operations in Yemen, Tudor Morgan’s lover is murdered by a ‘comrade’. He retreats to the Welsh Hills to recover and adapts his skills to become a wildlife cameraman. When the same comrade arrives in the area to steal the eggs of the red kites he is filming, Tudor devises a unique form of revenge.
The Spirit of the Kite is first of ‘The Life and Times of Tudor Morgan’ series. Tudor Morgan is a fictitious wildlife cameraman, ex-military, a bit of a maverick with demons in his past. While he films the shy and retiring wildlife around his home he sees things nobody was ever meant to see.
Tudor inhabits a charming ‘Midsomer’ world in 1970s Pontrhydfendigaid, rural Mid Wales. Formerly SAS, Tudor has retrained to become a wildlife cameraman. Having seen human atrocity at its worst he is ambivalent about his own life and being killed, but crimes against nature and environmental destruction ignite his fury. He is equally protective of his close friends. Though a community of hard working, god fearing characters, Pontrhydfendigaid has more than its fair share of murder, mystery and corruption. The clandestine nature of Tudor’s work means that he sometimes witnesses dark deeds that would otherwise go unnoticed. Bypassing the local police, Tudor metes out his own brand of justice. He allies his military training with the cynicism of John Rebus and the humour of Jack Frost. He’s a likeable, unlikely assassin, a true champion of the countryside.