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James Shearer

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James Shearer
London, United Kingdom

"James Shearer" is the pseudonym of two British writers - both of whom are published authors.

Writer 1 is a former New Scotland Yard undercover detective, who during the course of his police career served in Specialist Operations departments: the International and Organised Crime Branch, the Central Drug Squad and the Regional Crime Squad. His work took him around the world, investigating major crime. Professional achievements incude recovering the Robert Mapplethorpe collection, artwork stolen from New York, as well as two of the eleven paintings that formed part of the Beit collection; masterpieces stolen by both the IRA and the infamous Dublin gangster, Martin Cahill, a.k.a., "The General".

Writer 2 served with the UK's Special Forces. After his career in the SAS ended, he was recruited by the Secret Intelligence Service, Mi6, where he served for 18 years. He is responsible for eliminating the brains behind the so-called 'Islamic Bomb' - and during his military career, partook in both the 1980 Iranian embassy siege and two years later, the Falklands War.

The pair met during the course of Operation Emerge, a confidential investigation which resulted in the seizure of a tonne of cocaine hydrochloride; a shipment recovered in London, having been tracked by satellite, from South America.

As mentioned, both men are published authors, having both written autobiographies detailing their careers.

Writer 1 has also had a number of short screenplays optioned. In addition, in 2017 he turned down an offer from a US production company - McCoy Films - who wished to option a separate full length screenplay; instead, deciding to convert the work into a novel, which is due to be published in the summer of 2020.

Writer 2 is in the process of writing a follow-up to his best seller.

 

 

 

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