Screenwriter & Author

Who is Merlin, the deadly Pentagon hacker inside the heart of the Secret Government?

And who is hunting the hunter?

The Secret Government

A new novel by Stephen Leo Davis, now available in the Amazon Kindle Store


Los Angeles. 1953 Aldous Huxley lifts a water glass to his lips and the freeways turn and point to a new Bethlehem.

The Migrants' Song

A new novel by Stephen Leo Davis, now available in the Amazon Kindle Store

Stephen Davis

Catch 21 revisited

Urged on by the reappearance of the thalidomide story in today’s news I went into my files and there I discovered the picture of John Nestor MD – see my post Catch 21, which now includes John’s photograph.

I researched the thalidomide story in immense depth for my BBC series Degrees of Error in 1999.

That was not the full story of thalidomide that I had originally been commissioned to write – like so much else, that did not get to the screen.

Perhaps it is a saga I will revisit, with the benefit of a research project carried out… Continue reading


Strip joint-owner Jack Ruby, the Dallas Mob, the CIA and the assassination of JFK.

Starring Danny Aiello and Sherilyn Fenn.
Directed by John MacKenzie.
Screenplay by Stephen Davis from his play Love Field.

See Ruby at the IMDB

Double Agent

Tommy Lee Jones stars as CIA officer Steve Daley trying to unravel the riddle of high-level KGB defector Yuri Nosenko (Oleg Rudnik).

The real-life espionage case that started a secret war inside the CIA.

Screenplay by Stephen Davis.

View the details for the film at the IMDB

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