David Setchfield

David spent most of his working life as a journalist in Wales. A Politics graduate of Cardiff University, he gained early experience as a  newspaper reporter at the city-based Western Mail and South Wales Echo. He later joined BBC Wales where he spent 30 years in various editorial and broadcasting roles. Early retirement reignited a long-held desire to write a thriller and allowed time for extensive international travel to undertake research on the project. A lifelong motor racing fan and tennis player, David travels widely with his Dutch partner, Rony, and both are keen walkers and swimmers. They live in Cardiff. Redlining is David's first novel. 

David Setchfield's Books

ISBN: 9781835740040



28 Jun 2024

When Russian mafia boss Viktor Makarov attempts to muscle in on the lucrative and highly profitable Formula Super, a global motor racing empire, its founder and owner is forced to act. As death lurks on the high-speed circuits, hitman Jack Wyatt, a former CIA senior agent, is hired to eliminate the Russian threat.

Meanwhile on the track, the fight for the world championship intensifies, with the leading drivers vying for the title. Among them is a tenacious American, the first female driver to compete at this level, but rumours swirl, suggesting that she only secured the drive because of her relationship with the team owner. Can she prove she’s a formidable talent on the track?

As the season-long rivalry among the drivers reaches its climax, Wyatt cunningly lures Makarov into a fight to the death, but the question remains, who will come out on top?


David Setchfield lives in Cardiff and had a long career as a journalist. He worked as a newspaper reporter at the Cardiff-based Western Mail and South Wales Echo, and then joined BBC Wales, where he undertook various editorial and broadcasting roles. Redlining is his first novel.