"A page-turning, jaw-dropping thriller of action and surprise. A riveting debut."
(Damien Lewis - international bestselling author)
About Fall Out
The Player meets Get Shorty in this thrilling debut from Mark Grenside.
An LA screenwriter is killed shortly after completing his latest script, FALL OUT – a thriller destined to be a blockbuster but written with a secret double purpose. Echoing events from the past the screenplay is sent to a very specific group of people and will change their lives forever. All are connected to a movie that had abruptly stopped shooting in the jungles of the Philippines years before. FALL OUT exposes the truth about a conspiracy and murder that led to a half-a-billion-dollar fortune for a select few.
Follow the story of Producer Marcus Riley, who sets out on an increasingly dangerous quest to get FALL OUT made. From a powerful Agent’ s office in Hollywood, hidden treasures in Belgravia and a remote chalet in the Swiss Alps to murder at the Cannes Film Festival, Marcus teams up with designer Melinda (Mako) de Turris as they and the other recipients of the screenplay are pursued by an assassin from the past.
With clues cleverly concealed in the screenplay, Marcus and Mako unravel a lethal puzzle that for some will bring death, others the truth and ends in a cave with a shocking secret…..
Fall Out arrives May 2020.
And has rave reviews already:
“I predict great success for this wonderful debut thriller and I hope the beginning of a franchise of books about the adventures Producer Marcus Riley and designer Mako de Turris. Fresh in style, fast paced, sparkling dialogue and a fabulous collection of characters. The premise of a screenplay with cleverly hidden clues that can prove deadly to the reader morphs into a fabulous reveal that is based on one of the greatest crimes ever committed. Truly fascinating historical fact buried in a thrill a minute read, all revealed with a lightness of touch that gave me a shiver of delight.
I cannot recommend it enough.”
Dawn Airey, former CEO Channel Five, Director of Content ITV, CEO Getty Images
“Clearly a spellbinder! What’s so compelling is the knitting together of historical events into a thrilling novel whose center of gravity is modern day Hollywood and the effort of a producer to film a story that some very powerful people would kill to keep it from being exposed. I loved the clear descriptions of so many fascinating locations around the world from cities like London, Cannes, and Interlaken via the manicured lawns of the Will Rogers Polo Ground in LA , to steering jungles in the Philippines.
What’s riveting about Grenside’s tale is that so much of it appears to be backed by his beautifully researched history. Fall Out is brilliantly written for a world where the unthinkable, turns out to be true. I can’t wait to see the film!”
Charles. S. Bonan, Chairman Starstream Media and Award winning Producer of The Butler
Wow! Fall Out grabs you from the get-go as it twists and turns across the globe. Ian Fleming meets high stakes contemporary thriller – glamorous locations, exotic cars, a wild ride behind the scenes of the movie business, and all based on actual events. What’s not to love? Mark Grenside has a true voice, fresh and exciting as the action flows and captivates the reader throughout. I seriously can’t wait for the next instalment.
Erik Pack, President International Distribution, Platform One
“Fall Out is a tautly written, entertaining thriller that will keep the reader turning the pages right till the very end. It almost reads like a movie and Mark’s background in the business comes through on the page. It feels authentic and informed but never overbearing. Although the story revolves around the movie business, the construct reveals one of the greatest twists I’ve seen and I doubt the other readers will see it coming. As the clues to the initial crime emerge we follow Marcus and Mako from California to Cannes, Switzerland to the Philippines in pursuit of the hidden secrets that underlie the mystery until the final reveal, on the old set of APOCALYPSE NOW in the Philippines, when everything becomes clear. To borrow movie parlance, it sits somewhere between ‘The DaVinci code’ and ‘Indiana Jones’”
Alan Moloney award winning Producer including Oscar nominated Brooklyn and Oscar Nominated Albert Knobbs
“Riveting. Page-turning. A jaw-dropping rollercoaster of action and surprise. And best of all, it’s based upon shocking true history. A real gem.”
Damien Lewis, international No. 1 bestselling author and multi-award-winning reporter.
“A gripping thriller twisted around an incredible piece of recent history… and an equally fun glimpse into how our industry works! A well researched ride.”
Robert Halmi, Jr. , Emmy and multi award winning Producer including Lonesome Dove,Tin Man and Merlin
‘Move over Tom Clancey and John le Carre – there’s a new writer in town – Mark Grenside. I urge you to pick up a copy of his new thriller novel – FALL OUT and fall into an irresistible literary journey filled with the darkest historical secrets of hidden fortunes, murderous betrayal, villains, revenge set against a true mystery set inside the world of international film maker – which the reader will feel compelled to ask – what if this really happened? A marvellous read – can’t wait to see the movie!’
Christopher Brough, Producer