TIME travellers plot to steal Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's riches in the latest novel from former Keighley man Terry Cavender.

Saddam's Missing Millions will allow readers to follow Terry's 'Time-Team' on another rollercoaster ride through history.

The book, due to be released on May 18 and available on Amazon, is the latest in a series created by the former army media officer.

Terry promises time-travel adventure combined with treachery, terror and greed in a story that cleverly interweaves fact and fiction.

He said: "This is the Hull-based Time-Team’s most thrilling undertaking to date, an action-packed rollercoaster of a read.

"Those of a nervous or queasy disposition should not, under any circumstances, buy a copy of this book."

Mike Fraser, Graham St Anier and Ed De Jong are planning to use their time machine to gain access to a secure compound at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport where Iraqi ex-president Saddam Hussein has stashed billions of American dollars for safe keeping.

"The team plans to steal the money right from under the noses of the unsuspecting Russians, liberating the Yankee dollars for, in the main, themselves."

Keighley-born Terry Cavender spent 30 years in the British Army, then 18 years with the Ministry of Defence, ending his career as a media operations officer at the Defence School of Transport in Leconfield, near Beverley.

He took early retirement to pursue a writing career, beginning with his memoirs.

He has also written, produced and directed several stage plays, films and pantomimes, and now concentrates on writing fiction.

Terry has written several time-travel books, including the recent Mystery, Mischief and Mayhem!, as well as novels like Breaking The 4th Dimension.

They are available from Amazon, including as Kindle e-books.

In the time travel stories, retired policeman Graham St Anier and his team of adventurers travel through the ages meeting historical figures like Henry VIII, Adolf Hitler, Jack the Ripper and Louis XVI of France.

At one point the team sought hidden treasure in Beverley – where Terry has lived for several years – and more exotic locations like Paris and Austria.

Terry’s ninth book Tinkering With Time featured three stories taking inspiration from true events and futuristic science.

The first story was set in the year 2119 as Hull recovers from a neutron bomb attack during World War Three, while the second story asked whether Colonel Thomas Blood really did steal the crown jewels.

The final tale took place in the year 1888 when the identity of the murderous Jack the Ripper is finally revealed, with startling results.