Martin Ladd - Writer

Occasional musings

March 2018


After years of work, Beyond The Sea is finally launched. I’ve loved spending time with these characters and hope you enjoy their company too. The book is an action-adventure novel that places ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. The setting is Indonesia's Maluku Islands, otherwise known as the Spice Islands. This small archipelago was once the world's only source of nutmeg, cloves, and mace, which in the sixteenth century, pound for pound, cost more than gold. With high prices came high costs, mostly paid in blood by local islanders at the hands of the Dutch East Indiamen. In the twenty-first century, the colonialists are long gone, and nutmeg is available at your local supermarket for a pittance. But the Spice Island's violent past continues to haunt the unwary.
I hope you enjoy the voyage. If you haven’t purchased the book yet, you can buy a copy here…