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An urban legal/crime novel set in the beautiful Scottish city of Edinburgh.
Part I of The Parliament House book series - 2nd Edition
When Glaswegian Brogan McLane completes many years of university education and legal training he crosses that great divide from Glasgow to Edinburgh. 'Called' to the Bar of the Scottish Supreme Court, he becomes a member of the most prestigious club in Scotland; The Faculty of Advocates in Parliament House.When High Court Judge, Lord Aldounhill, is found dead after a transvestite party in his sumptuous home, those who know the killer close ranks and need a scapegoat – who better than 'outsider' Brogan McLane?Out on bail with his career on hold, McLane and his band of blood brothers in the Calton Bar in Glasgow need to get ahead of their enemies or McLane will go down for life after Trial. But every time they discover a piece of evidence, it seems there is a mirror image to contradict it.Through the murky world of Russian controlled transvestite hotels and with some unexpected police and judicial help, McLane battles against 'Low Life in High Places in the Old Town' until the killer is found.But well protected and knowing all the tricks, will the killer ever stand trial in Parliament House
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Intelligence analysts and agents have gone missing, some may have been killed. The press and the police suspect there is a serial killer on the loose. John Slater was near the latest victim, he is evasive, appears to have no history, and he might be the killer. The second Iraq war and the intelligence network may link the victims and so The Metropolitan Police’s Special Branch investigates, with the help or hindrance of the Intelligence Agencies. The mistakes made in creating the dossiers used to support going to war are supposed to stay buried on both sides of the Atlantic, but still a killer strikes and is everybody telling the truth?
This is a complex thriller based on the lead up to and aftermath of the second Iraq war.
WARNING: It contains some graphic violence and sex.
Criminal justice fails. The street takes over. Heinous crime. Brutal and barbaric perpetrators. Overworked police and forensics investigators. The criminal justice system stretched and unable to cope. A residential neighbourhood where vigilante justice replaces the institutions of law and order. As things fall apart, Detective 'Nights' Mashego investigates. But he carries his own dark burden...
Four hot crime thrillers in a single boxset - a series that was ranked #1 in Crime Thrillers, #2 in Assassination Thrillers, and #3 in Police Procedurals in a free promotion on Amazon in December 2018. Each volume is also separately available in paperback, on Kindle or as an audiobook. Although they each stand as independent stories, together they form an overall cohesive narrative. Detective Jeremy Ryder and his colleagues pursue heinous criminals into the depths of the criminal underworld. Readers of the individual volumes have hailed them as action-packed thrillers steeped in authenticity and plausibility, reflecting the real world of police encounters with the dark world of crime.
Brogan McLane QC uncovers the despicable deeds of The Earl of Marchion who owes £7.8m in Death Duties and who thought he could kidnap an 11 year old African girl and use her to smuggle and cheat his way out of paying those taxes. Hiding in his world of privilege, he didn't reckon on the strongest ties of all: the love of a new mother and the legal skills of her husband Brogan McLane in Parliament House.
The story begins in an African forest with a desperate father trying to save his children from being butchered. When faced with no other choice, he sells the children to a diamond smuggler.
Through dark days of prostitution and slavery in Edinburgh one of those children comes under the protective wings of Mr and Mrs McLane. The battle between justice and injustice rages for months until, finally faced with deportation of the child they've come to love, McLane has an idea of how to play a legal Ace card.
Leonard is having the worst day ever. His girlfriend broke up with him, he has a brutal hangover, a stalker is trying to ruin his life, and to top it off he just took four bullets to his back. Now he is forced to make a decision. He can follow the dark and terrifying Angel of Death, or follow a beautiful succubus (not a hard decision, really). The choice he makes will take him on a roller coaster of an adventure; and Heaven, Hell, and Dallas, Texas will never be the same.
A gripping crime mystery thriller that will keep you hooked to the last.
'Pride is the first sin'
The attack came out of nowhere. Chad Delacroix knew that because of his wealth, he could be a target. There was a reason he paid good money for security when he was out on the town. He never for a second thought he could be in danger. Not for a second.
A few inches to the right and the blade would have cleaved a gap in his forehead. He wouldn’t have had a chance to run for his life. Chad risked a look back. The man with the ax, a man he never laid eyes on before tonight, stood in the hallway watching him run.
Detective Cameron "Cam" Roman is charged with investigating the murder of a wealthy heir and socialite. Detective Deborah Stanhope is new to murder, but by no means wet behind the ears. Their investigation leads them into a murky world where it's tough to know who you can trust.
A serial killer crime thriller for fans of Mike Omer, Barry Eisler, Teresa Driscoll, Simon Gervais.
With the clock against them, Detectives Roman and Stanhope have no time to lose in tracking the murderer down.
*A very exciting read...I can't wait to find out what happens next
*A terrifying, thrilling page turner
*Simply must read. A great debut
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The Ryder Quartet comprises four crime thrillers. Each of them is also separately available as an independent book. In this collection they form an overall cohesive narrative. Detective Jeremy Ryder and his colleagues pursue heinous criminals into the depths of the criminal underworld. The action takes place in Durban, South Africa, but the confrontation between the forces of law and justice on the one hand and criminal machinations on the other make these four stories relevant to any major city in the world. The author's field work involved detective-guided tours through forensic analysis, to the front line of drug dealing, and into the private pain of victims of crime. Readers of the individual volumes have hailed the work as action-packed thrillers steeped in authenticity and plausibility, reflecting the real world of police encounters with the dark world of crime.
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