Cutting-edge thriller helps fund welfare support after a major incident
Detective-turned-novelist, David Videcette, has shared an initial donation from sales of his debut thriller – as well as some of the secrets of his eagerly awaited sequel.
The Theseus Paradox follows the fictional tale of DI Jake Flannagan, under pressure to get a result in the 7 July London bombings case, whilst trying to cope with his chaotic personal life. Sales of the book have been supporting our National Welfare Contingency Fund, which helps officers with their mental wellbeing after a major terrorist or other national incident.
The fund will allow those affected to have a personalised care plan following an incident such as a plane crash or a mass shooting, for example – and David’s first donation from sales of his debut book will help go towards providing welfare support officers. David has also pledged to continue supporting our work via sales of his follow-up novel, The Detriment.
In The Detriment, DI Flannagan returns to deal with another police investigation based on true events – and while we have promised to keep the storyline secret, it’s set to be as gripping and explosive as his first outing.
Our CEO, Gill Scott-Moore, met with David to update him on the work of the Trust, particularly its increasing support for officers who need support with mental health issues.
David said: “There is a perception that police officers are immune to the events they have to deal with at work. Their mental wellbeing is often overlooked and post-traumatic stress disorder often more commonly associated with combat veterans. Obviously, that isn’t the case, and, sadly, there are few places that police officers can turn if they fall into crisis. That’s why the help that the Police Dependants’ Trust offers is so incredibly important. I’m very proud to support their work through sales of my crime thrillers.”
For details on the thrilling sequel and to be first to see the brand new cover, visit: The Detriment.