Steve Howell is a journalist, activist and author of three books: Over The Line, Game Changer and his new novel Collateral Damage.

Published in 2021, Collateral Damage tells the story of a Lebanese-Palestinian woman’s battle to discover the truth about the death of her British partner, a journalist and peace activist.

Set in 1987, it follows Ayesha Khoury as she tries get to the bottom of how and why her lover, Tom Carver, died on a beach in Tripoli while attending a peace conference to mark the first anniversary of US air strikes against Libya.

The Libyan authorities decide Tom’s death was an accident and his family, aided by the Foreign Office, exclude Ayesha from the official inquiries.

But Ayesha won’t be deterred and enlists the help of fellow activist Hannah Kennedy and her solicitor friend, Jed McIntosh, to search for the truth – putting their own lives at risk and revealing a shocking abuse of power.

"It’s brilliant, a very good book. I do recommend it – I read it non-stop because I so enjoyed it.”
- Jeremy Corbyn

The paperback of Collateral Damage can ordered at any bookshop at the RRP of £8.99 or through the usual online channels, which may charge for delivery. However, by ordering through this website’s PayPal facility, which also takes cards, you will pay only £8.00, including UK post and packing. For overseas orders, see the order page. See below for Kindle option.

Steve’s first novel Over The Line tells the story of an Olympic poster girl who comes under suspicion because of her links to the steroid-fuelled death of a childhood friend. The media declare her guilty by association. The dead boy’s mother thinks she’s hiding something.

‘With each passing month, the themes in Over The Line become more relevant.’

Sean Ingle,
The Guardian.

‘The heroine of British athletics, tainted by doping and death. Couldn't happen? Read Over The Line and decide. Absorbing.’

Michael Calvin,
author and former Independent on Sunday columnist

Game Changer is an insider’s account of one of the most dramatic elections of modern times. In 2017, when Theresa May unexpectedly called a general election, most commentators thought she would win by a landslide. But, over a tense and turbulent eight weeks, Labour closed the gap to deny May a majority with the largest increase in Labour’s vote share since 1945.

‘If you want to get the inside account of Labour’s historic general election campaign, I couldn’t recommend more former Corbyn staffer Steve Howell’s Game Changer.’

Owen Jones,
Chavs author and Guardian columnist.

"Game Changer is a vivid account of what it was like to be in the engine room of Jeremy Corbyn's remarkable election campaign."

Dennis Kavanagh,
Emeritus Professor of Politics, University of Liverpool. Author of Thatcherism and British Politics.

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