Barley thriller writer launches new book

David Robinson

David Robinson - Credit: Archant

An author from Barley who has swapped a life working in The City with penning thriller novels is launching a new book.

David N Robinson, who retired at the end of last year from law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, will hold a book signing for his latest novel The Gambit in Great Chishill.

The 57-year-old, whose previous book The Dossier was a best-seller on Amazon, said: “I have always loved writing and always talked about writing a novel.

“I’ve always thought that if you’re the sort of person who says these things then you have got to do it. I’m lucky to have got a lot of support locally.

“I like writing about current things, and I love to research my books thoroughly. I hope people come away feeling the book is very well researched.”

The Gambit is about a London-based Ukranian earning billions from deals denied to fellow Russians. Set in Cambridge and London, the high-octane book features kidnappings and terror threats.

The novel is available as an e-book at

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The book signing will be held on July 7 at 6pm at the The Pheasant pub in Great Chishill.