David P. Philip releases debut novel, which promises to be a thriller like no other.


Exploring obsession, addiction and the abuse of power, Philip’s debut novel, A Game for the Young, expertly toys with the idea of knowledge being a drug.

After being accepted into Oxford University, Conor Martin finds himself thrust into an interviewing process like no other—with a chance to join an enigmatic team. This group of individuals have sacrificed the last two years of their lives to a project so important, it has the potential to change lives across the globe.

Now, they need Conor’s help.

As the true potential of the project is revealed, the impact of their creation is suddenly shaken, concluding in a chilling discovery that will change things forever.

A contemporary thriller dripping with realism; the tone of this story is strikingly gothic, and invites further questions on human behaviour and thought with every turn of the page.


David P. Philip lives on the South Coast of England with his wife and daughter.

Fascinated by stories that explore the brain and challenge human behaviour, David’s first novel, A Game for the Young, tells the story of a team of Oxford students, inventing something that is set to change the course of history.

This novel is the end result of over three years of writing, proof reading and editing — including the months of research David has done in the field of cognitive neuroscience.


Book Specifications


Paperback: 978-1-909902-99-2
ePub: 978-1-909902-96-1
Mobi: 978-1-909902-97-8
PDF: 978-1-909902-98-5

Format: e-book and paperback
RRP: £8.99
Publication Date: March 2015
Rowanvale Books Ltd.
Registered in Wales, No. 8820249
Imperial House, 12 Trade Street, Cardiff, CF105DT

For more information or for purchase via Rowanvale Books’ Book Store, please visit http://www.rowanvalebooks.com/store.html

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