A gripping crime thriller with all the twists and turns you expect from John Day.
The chance discovery of human remains in the concrete foundations of a building and its identity, seem to lead the police nowhere. However, it is the precursor to the most dangerous case DS Penny Britain has so far faced. It starts with her investigating the kidnapping of a high-profile woman Lawyer. It leads Penny along a trail of destruction and murder to an unimaginable conclusion.
At the same time, a spate of serial killings point to a murderer seeking rough justice. The forensically aware perpetrator, toys with the police, leaving the ritual amputation of a finger as the only link. Unbeknown to Penny, she is under threat from a cunning adversary, determined to destroy everything she loves and has worked for.
About the Author
Born in England he spent most of his working life there running his own businesses. In 2005 he and his wife Carole, moved to the beautiful Channel Island of Alderney. Inspired by a dream one night whilst on holiday, perhaps it was the wine maybe the rich food, we shall never know, the sudden desire to write surged through his active loins. Like most writers, the first book was easy. It was a muddled genre actually, a thriller definitely, but with a difference. It was a misjudged attempt to explain how the world had been visited by several genetically engineered scouts who had vampire like abilities. Put like that, no wonder it was dismissed as a muddle. The premise was quite ingenious actually, but most readers did not read past the word vampire. Considering movies like Alien V Predator, it had a well thought out plot. It was during a beta read that it dawned on John, the whole thing had misfired! The story was reworked and became, simply an action thriller, called Counterpoint, the first of the Max & Carla series. Reviews averaged 4.5 stars, and not bad for the first published book. That was followed by Fire Ice, a continuation of the series. Although reviewers claimed it was even more thrilling than the first, and that one was hard to put down, it was never published. The passion for writing had by now become overwhelming and an even better sequel was written, called Fugitive, released now. Although the main characters are the same, the first half of the book is dark and gruesome but entirely plausible, if you believe the daily news. The second half is lighter, in a different setting and would make a great thriller just on its own. The most recent inspiration took place during a long pacific cruise at the beginning of this year, it was the food this time, honestly! Oddly enough, it was also where part of Fugitive takes place. This new story, The Glass Beacon, will knock your socks off! It is being finished at this moment, so look out for updates. Amongst his other interests are Photography or as he likes to describe himself, a Happy Snapper! His photo website has a remarkably large following. Adventurous by nature, John Day has had some very close calls. Occasionally life has been quite cruel, but his knack of turning adversity into advantage has served him well. His experience of life shines through in his writing.