This series is quite unusual, because Max & Carla are trouble shooters for a shadowy global enterprise, known as The Organisation. The theme running through the series is their life together as they undertake the many varied 'missions' for their less than legal employer.
Max is suffering from amnesia and awakes under arrest in a London hospital, branded a terrorist.
True or not, he escapes and is on the run.
Helped by Star, a girl with a murky past, they plan to steal a fortune and hide out in a tropical paradise.
Carla, who escapes her kidnapper, is desperate to find Max and goes against The Organisation in an attempt to save him.
Fate steps in and all Max’s pursuers close in for the kill.
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
213 pages, sex violence, free, free standing, but an abrupt ending. Nicely edited. Reads like a British true crime novel. Involves a lot of the military branches, as well as the FBi and and other law enforcement. First, I am sorry, I only rated this book a two. I would gladly have given it one star, as I really, really did not like it. But because it has a conclusion, is a decent length and well edited, I decided upon a two star rating. This one of the driest, most awkward books I have read in a long time. The prose reminds me of a snobbish English butler and was quite annoying. More for adult men, then women. The mystery was rather hohum, but there was a good bit of action, between the sheets and between the pages. AD AD