Quest for Vengeance

Guest post from thriller writer, David Tindell.

            On our honeymoon, my wife and I visited an exotic island. We had a great time as we celebrated the beginning of our new life together. Everything went well.

But suppose it hadn’t? Suppose something had gone wrong? And not just lost-a-suitcase, bad-sunburn wrong? What if my bride suddenly turned up…gone?

In Quest for Vengeance, it’s a year after the events of Quest for Honor, and brothers Mark and Jim Hayes are with their new brides on a honeymoon tour of Italy, the native country of Jim’s wife, Gina.

The violence and danger of their recent past are behind them. In the city of Capua, a chance encounter with an old Army buddy of Mark’s leads to a festive reunion.

While the guys swap stories at a trattoria, the gals make one last visit to the city’s boutiques.

But there’s been one more chance encounter on this trip, and now that’s about to turn into the greatest challenge the brothers have ever faced. Continue reading “Quest for Vengeance”

Alex Breck

Alex Breck lives on a wee island off the west coast of Scotland.

No wonder he’s sent young Ridge Walker, the hero of his international adventure thriller series, out into the world to have his adventures a long way from home, though I must admit that Ian Rankin, Stuart MacBride and Val McDermid have managed to find enough criminal activity in Scotland to keep me up at night.

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One False Move

David Callinan’s One False Move is a quick read.

It’s a short story introducing the fast-paced world of ex-US assassin, ex-Hong Kong Police, ex-esoteric monk, Irish-American Mike Delaney.

When I read that string of words describing Mike Delaney I thought of that other ex-monk, ex-policeman, Ten (Guy Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay) but, as I got into the story, I realized Mike Delaney was more like Jack Reacher (Lee Childs) or John Milton (Mark Dawson). Continue reading “One False Move”

Here, there be dragons!

The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly arrived at my place this week, courtesy of one of my brothers, who thought I might be inspired to continue writing by Matthew’s impressive sales figures – more than 7 million copies in 20 different languages according to the blurb on the book cover. Or maybe he’s trying to get me to stop writing murder mysteries and switch to his preferred read – action thrillers. Continue reading “Here, there be dragons!”