Short Ride on A Fast Machine is a quirky and engaging caper, the story of a young cycle courier from London who goes on an improbable journey to Norway, to pick up a stuffed owl for a mysterious client. For his oddest job to date, Sam enlists the help of his friend and fellow courier Poyntz. But as they make their haphazard journey to Mr Sorensen's mountain hut, its owner is attracting the attention of the Norwegian police. Have Sam and Poyntz become unlikely accomplices in one of the biggest crimes in the country's history?
Magnus McGrandle studied English at Durham and Latin American Politics at London University, and has worked as a journalist ever since. He began his career at Channel Four and was an investigations producer for Channel Four News, a freelance reporter in Venezuela and worked at Sky News before joining the BBC. He is currently a senior producer / programme editor for the BBC Six & Ten o'clock News.