The next Dan Starkey novel, Belfast Confidential, will be published in the UK
by Headline in November 2005. This, if I do say so myself, is a tour-de-force, and is possibly a direct sequel to
Divorcing Jack, in that it`s purely set in Belfast, but one that`s radically different to the city of ten years ago.
In this one Dan is persuaded to take over the editorship of a scandal magazine called Belfast
Confidential, which is like a cross between Private Eye and Hello, after its first editor is murdered while
researching a special Power List issue.
Dan has to not only find out who killed the editor, but also act
responsibly enough to make sure the magazine and the Power List gets published – this brings him into contact
with a reformed gangster, a football star, a boy band, a lifestyle guru, an ex-terrorist Lord Mayor and the jet
setting owner of a sports car factory which wants to set up in West Belfast.