Damian Vargas is an emerging author of action thrillers with a vein of dark humour.
Damian is a self-exiled Brit, living and working in Spain on the Costa del Sol. A child of the 1970s and 1980s, he was brought up on an entertainment diet of intrepid adventure novels, gritty crime dramas, epic war stories and low-budget British science fiction television.
Experiencing everyday life in southern Spain opened Damian’s eyes to the dark underworld that occurs (mostly) beyond the view of the annual influx of British and other holidaymakers. These regular criminal goings-on’s, coupled with the rich tapestry of life and stunning locations on ‘The Costa del Crime’, sparked a deep desire to write fast-paced action and thriller stories. Six Hard Days in Andalusia was the first of these and was followed by the prequel, Den Of Snakes, both of which are available on Amazon. Several more books are planned, including The Dark Place (due for release June 2021), the plot of which revolves around a secretive community of German nationals living in a secluded mountain village in the south of Spain, and a British WW2 veteran who arrives to expose their terrible wartime crimes.
His motto is “Wisdom Comes To Those Who Stray”, he has a love for indie/punk rock in dank seedy venues, a fascination with the number 27, and harbours an intense dislike of spiders. He once met Mark Zuckerberg, but couldn’t think of anything intelligent to say, and David Hasselhoff, while dressed up as Ron Burgundy.