Motoring journalist turns crime writer

January 4, 2024

The ULEZ Files is a compelling all-action political thriller, set against the backdrop of London’s expanding Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and the escalating ‘War on Motorists’. This exciting new novel is poised to capture the imagination of readers while touching on current and contentious motoring issues.

the ulez files

It’s a first-time novel by automotive journalist, YouTuber, and content creator, Shahzad Sheikh widely known as BrownCarGuy. His gripping first novel, “The ULEZ Files,” is penned under the pseudonym B. C. Guy.

“The ULEZ Files,” set three years into the future, delves into a London transformed by the ULEZ expansion. The narrative is a culmination of the author’s extensive, on-the-ground coverage of the ULEZ policies, protests, and the lives it has impacted. As one of the few automotive journalists who has dedicated extensive time and resources to understanding and reporting on this topic, the author brings authenticity and depth to this work of fiction.

This action-packed thriller follows the journey of Max Turner, a motoring journalist and YouTuber, as he uncovers a deep-rooted conspiracy intertwining green capitalism and draconian motoring restrictions. Turner’s quest against systemic corruption and for the truth mirrors the real-life concerns of motorists and citizens alike, making this story both relatable and thought-provoking.

The novel is more than just an exciting read; it’s a reflection of his extensive research and interviews with protestors, experts, and those directly affected by the ULEZ expansion. Through “The ULEZ Files,” the author offers a fictional yet eerily possible future, exploring the implications of unchecked policies against the resilience of community spirit.

“This novel, while entirely fictional, is born from the real struggles and stories I’ve encountered,” said Sheikh.

“It’s a narrative that I believe many will connect with, especially those who’ve felt the impact of ULEZ. My aim was not only to entertain but also to provoke thought and conversation on what the future of urban mobility and personal freedoms might look like in the face of sweeping environmental policies. It aims to leave readers pondering the delicate balance between progress and liberty.

“But of course, it’s also a fun action romp across London, featuring iconic cars, spectacular car chases on the streets of London, explosions and outrageous action against real-world settings!”

“The ULEZ Files” is now available for purchase exclusively through Amazon. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in urban policy, the future of motoring, and thrilling narratives set against a backdrop of contemporary issues.

A video trailer can be found at this link https://www.youtube.com/shorts/87rNVAYul2U

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