EAST Morton company Prestset have entered the digital book market with the launch of an espionage thriller.

Transitions was written by Keighley Grammar School old boy John Gibb and is based on his experiences working as a photojournalist in Bosnia, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. He has used the pen name John Julian for the book, available to buy from Amazon for Kindles.

Prestset director Stephen Duxbury said: ‘I first met John when he worked in the 80s as an architectural photographer for my father Philip Duxbury, managing director of Magnet.

“I was delighted when John contacted us. We have successfully published several independent print books and were delighted to get involved and expand our services. We are already working on his next novel and with a new digital book client.”

Transitions begins at a snowbound airport where a private jet awaits a rendition, and a team of profilers work against the clock to discover “who is Kate Fine?”. Four decades earlier, a sister and brother had fled communist East Germany as the Berlin Wall went up, getting separated when they reached London.

The girl was adopted and grew up to become internationally famous photojournalist Kate Fine, tough but flawed, damaged by war and the things she had seen.

On an assignment in Sierra Leone following a story on blood diamonds, she is spotted and recruited by the British Secret Service.

Prestset are also publishing Catherine Taylor’s book Life Or Lie, with the subtitle The Power of Feeling, with a foreword by the “TV Doctor” from GPs: Behind Closed Doors. The book is available both as an e-book and hardback.