In this action-packed, modern thriller, based in Scotland, John Riley is tasked by the Glasgow police force to investigate the killing of a man whose computer insists never existed. Unfortunately, Riley discovers his own name is on the killer's hit list, once again providing him with his usual measure of strife. As a historian and cyber sleuth, he's also asked to help inveIn this action-packed, modern thriller, based in Scotland, John Riley is tasked by the Glasgow police force to investigate the killing of a man whose computer insists never existed. Unfortunately, Riley discovers his own name is on the killer's hit list, once again providing him with his usual measure of strife. As a historian and cyber sleuth, he's also asked to help investigate the strange murder of a high ranking British politician. When the cases seem to be linked, this results in his past coming back to haunt him.
Riley has a double-edged existence and a dark, adventure filled past. He's a former member of the SBS - the Special Boat Service, one of the most secretive units of the British Special Forces. Comparable to the SAS, the predominantly Royal Navy unit are experts on both land and sea.
Through his special investigations, Riley is drawn into dramatic and dangerous situations that go beyond the confines of his cyber sleuth expertise. Riley's world is inhabited by criminals, politicians, the police and British military - and those with a mind for mystery and deceit.
This is the first book in a series of Riley novels. The second book, Guile, is available now as a script book on Kindle. Further titles in the series include: Fortune Favours the Brave, The Record Keeper, and Beyond This There Be Dragons.
About the Author:
De-ann Black is a bestselling author, traditionally published for over 15 years, with more than 50 books published. She's also a scriptwriter and former newspaper journalist.
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Kindle Edition, First Edition, 350 pages
February 19th 2010
by Toffee Apple Publishing
My favorite thriller authors are Robert Ludlum (Bourne novels), Ian Fleming (Bond) and now I have another favourite – De-ann Black (Riley novels). Read the first in the Riley series, The Strife of Riley which is a gritty thriller set in Scotland with a great hero, John Riley, and I’m looking forward to the next one – Guile. Definite five star book.
This book got off to a slow start but was worth persevering with. At times it almost felt like a boy's own adventure set in the 1940's then there would be a mention of the Scottish Parliament and I would remember that this was a fairly current story. It was a cracking read, full of hunky men rescuing people including a drunken fairy who had been thrown into the Clyde!
It would be great to have a few more stories featuring Riley and his friends.