Raw Nerve is the first novel I wrote in 1996/97. Inspiration for the novel came when I asked myself the question: Why didn’t Colin Powell run for the White House? The scenario that became the novel Raw Nerve came to me very quickly. It took me the better part of a year to write and probably redrafted for a further six months.
As a Welsh guy, living and writing in Wales, I was a little naive about the level of racism that still existed in the USA, thus I wasn’t prepared when the novel was considered very controversial and, although the novel was enthusiastically received by every junior editor my agent sent it to, the Presidents and Vice-Presidents of all the major publishing houses in New York refused to allow their junior staff to publish Raw Nerve.
The blurb reads:
Set in 1997, Janice N. Mathias, the Governor of Georgia, looks set to be the next President of the United Sates of America – She also happens to be black.
How will the Ku Klux Klan respond?
Gideon is the man who makes the difference as he tears the dark veil from the face of white supremacy…
Raw Nerve is available here: http://viewbook.at/RawNerve
The latest review on Amazon’s UK site reads: “Just loved this book from the very beginning, it holds your interest all the way through and by the time I was getting near the end, I ended up reading to 5am to finish it. Very disappointed to finish it, wanted it to go on forever. The main character is brilliant, the story very credible and exciting! I read a lot of James Patterson and this is right up there with JP. Would love to see Gideon Latimer the main character become a series by Tim Rees, as Micheal Bennet and Alex Cross has been written for James Patterson. More please Tim!!!”
Note* All my reviews are organic reviews from genuine readers, none of whom I know personally.