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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  103 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Lee McCloud (Mac) has a reputation as a loose cannon. So when a secret agency operating outside the law recruits him for his special operations skills his team leader Tally, a tough, attractive computer genius, is ordered to keep him on a tight leash. But a tight leash is the last thing Mac wants. His intent is to use the agency’s massive resources to track down Sophia, a ...more
Paperback, 414 pages
Published January 7th 2012 by Marq Books (first published November 23rd 2011)
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Wow! Absolutely full on from the first page to the last!

Lee McCloud (Mac) is a Delta Force operator, soon to become ‘ex’! He led an unauthorised mission with volunteers from his Delta unit to rescue his god-daughter, Sophia and her best friend Danni, who’d been kidnapped in Tijuana, Mexico. But things went horribly wrong, and they were hauled up before the authorities, each facing jail time, with Sophia and Danni still missing, and the chances of finding them getting slimmer by the day.

When an a
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
No Remorse is an action packed international thriller that begins with the abduction of two young American girls holidaying in Mexico. Ignoring protocol, Lee McCloud, a Delta Force soldier, leads his unit in a bid to rescue the teenagers, one his goddaughter Sophia, but the operation goes horribly wrong and McCloud faces a court martial for his actions. When the CIA offers McCloud a way out he accepts, joining a black ops unit involved in electronically confiscating millions in ill-gotten gains. ...more
Mar 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No Remorse
Author: Ian Walkley

Using young girls as prostitutes and for trafficking is not unusual in Mexico and in many other countries. When Lee McCloud’s best friends daughter is taken along with her best friend he is determined to get her back. But, when the ransom is supposed to be paid, the players in place something alerts Lee that there is much more involved than meets the eye. When the transfer of money is made and the kidnappers have their funds what happens next will create fear in th
More than a book about terrorism or middle-eastern culture, more than a novel about the slave trade or covert operations, NO REMORSE is a book that is and offers the it's readers more of everything. It has more action, more adventure and more thrills per page than any novel I have recently read.

NO REMORSE is a novel as strong as the hero's and heroines residing within its pages and works on many levels by combining intricate plotting, flawless execution, serious subject matter and lightening pac
Nick Brett
Apr 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
No Remorse is a self-published debut by Ian Walkley. That in itself will be enough to put some people off, but the greatest compliment I can give this is that it feels in no way either self-published or a debut. The issue with many books like this is that either they miss a good editor or the print quality is poor. Not so here.

Here we have an ex Delta operator joining a black ops team that target the funds of bad guys and through use of cunning and top end technology, syphon off large chunks. As
William Bentrim
Feb 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No Remorse by Ian Walkley

This is a no holds barred international intrigue thriller. A Delta Force operator, Lee McCloud, finds himself facing not only drug dealing, child slavery but nuclear terrorism as well. He finds himself trying to decide who he can trust and if his own government is out to get him.

Lee McCloud (Mac) is a very uncomplicated protagonist. He has a steroid sense of right and wrong. He is astoundingly loyal and aggressively defends those who guard his back. In addition he is ab
May 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
No Remorse is a fast paced thriller that grabs you from the start and doesn’t let go until the end. It’s an action packed story with strong characters, and has an amazing plot that at times was quite disturbing. The current day references make this story almost believable.

One thing I liked is that you see the story from several different characters point of view. Mac, the main character, Tally, Mac’s partner, Sophia, the kidnapped girl and Sheik Khalid, the terrorist. You get a glimpse of what t
Emma Moulton
Feb 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I won this book through Goodreads First reads.

Interesting read from start to finish. Considering that this is a debut novel, I wasn't expecting to give it a 5 star rating when I started to read it. However, it was such a great read that I have ended up giving it a 5 star rating.
Looking forward to future books by Ian Walkley.

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Aug 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
The plan was to let the two fathers make the ransom payoff in the valley a few miles outside of Tijuana. Two hundred thousand should buy their freedom as that is what the kidnappers wanted. At least the dads know that backup is watching them and ready to help. All they have to do is give the bad guys the money and get their daughters, Danni and Sophia.

The kidnappers take the money and then want to change the deal. Instead of giving them Danni and Sophia they offer two other teen girls. Understan
Ian Walkley
Nov 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
First-time author Ian Walkley gets everything right in NO REMORSE, a gritty, complicated thriller in which a former Delta Forces commander on a mission to rescue a friend's daughter from Mideast slave traders faces a bigger threat than he could possibly imagine. Walkley's story bursts off the page with intense action, exotic locales and authentic details, while realistic characters navigate a web of intrigue and deceit worthy of Clancy or Ludlum at their best. A gripping, heart-stopping thriller ...more
Dec 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Lee McCloud (Mac), Military and special ops has gathered some of his friends to try and rescue the daughter of a friend and her friend who had been kidnapped by Mexican bandits. The ransom/rescue goes bad and two girls( not the daughter and friend) are killed by the bandits before they themselves are put out of commission. Mac is hauled up before a court martial, but is given an out if he works for a secret group tracking the money of terrorist supporters. Having little choice he agrees, but pla ...more
Apr 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
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This book starts out with Special Ops member, Lee McCloud, trying to rescue a friend's daughter and her friend from kidnappers. Things go terribly wrong and he is now facing possible prison time and dishonorable discharge. He is approached by Wisebaum with a way out of this. This is the beginning of a high action race around the world. McCloud trying to find and rescue Sophie and Danni while also doing a job for Wisebaum. Wisebaum keeps McCloud in the dark as to what most of this job is about an ...more
May 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
As an obsessive reader of the thriller/military/crime genres, I am very excited to have discovered Ian Walkley. If you, like me, have read everything out there from early Richard Stark to the latest Lee Child, you know we need more! We get more from newcomer Ian Walkley, and his novel No Remorse. I ran across No Remorse and was immediately drawn in. There is violent action from page one. In fact, I had been reading Zero Day by David Balducci and had to put it aside until I had finished No Remors ...more
Jan 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
I won this book from GoodReads as a free FirstReads giveaway.
In the last year I have read quite a few thrillers and was delighted to receive one from a new author. I was not disappointed! I was gripped from the first couple of pages. The characters were very believable and the descriptions so detailed, at times I could almost 'see' the action as if I was watching a film. Every few chapters, a new twist or strand to the plot is revealed which kept me totally engrossed. Some reviewers have likened
Gale Stanley
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get a copy of the book and I loved it. I still can't believe that No Remorse is a debut novel. Ian Walkley has produced a complex thriller that has it all: exotic settings, action, and realistic characters. The plot is believable and moves along at a brisk pace. The pages kept turning and I found it hard to put down. I'll definitely be watching for more from this talented author.
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
**I won this book from GoodReads as a free FirstReads giveaway.**

I loved this book! An Excellent debut novel! I have never read a book like this before with the CIA and Al Qaeda in, but I defiantly plan to read more of Ian Walkley's books.
This book is about a special ops agent Lee McCloud on a mission to rescue his kidnapped god-daughter. The book is full of suspense and action as well as a bit of romance.
Kerri Allen
Dec 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
I won this book from GoodReads as a free FirstReads giveaway.

Very good thriller. You dive straight into the action and the pages essentially turn themselves as you follow along waiting to find out what happens next. This book definitely has it all; a well thought out plot, action and realistic characters in a fast pace novel. Definitely worth a read!
Jane Stevens
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great debut which hooked me from the start! Despite the subject matter (child sex slaves, organ harvesting), this is a read that cleverly brings together numerous characters to a satisfactory end. Looking forward to Ian's next book The Bait!
Apr 19, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shelves: first-reads
**I won this book from GoodReads as a free FirstReads giveaway.**
The synopsis sounds really exciting - just like an episode of the series "24". Look forward to reading!
Apr 19, 2012 marked it as to-read
I won this book from the first reads giveaways and I am so excited to read it. Thanks.
Terry Foster
Jun 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Very good first novel
Dec 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Action-packed, great read!
May 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good first novel: knowledgeable, well-written and well-paced.
E.L. Powers
Apr 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
A friend of mine -- a particularly smart, savvy woman -- was complaining about this book at a recent dinner party. She felt it was fatuously sexist, ridiculously plotted, and filled with foolish stereotypes. My thought at the time was, "Could it really be so bad?" I had a look, and I have to agree with her. Walkley is the kind of writer that gives men a bad name -- his heroes are one dimensional and his heroines worse, mere objects for men to do with as they will. There is no nuance here, just s ...more
Ian Walkley
Mar 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Here is the Kirkus Reviews review of No Remorse (note that the rating above is mine):

Walkley pits CIA agents against a maniacal Saudi prince intent on starting World War III in this debut thriller.
Delta Force operative Lee McCloud, aka Mac, finds himself in Mexico, trying to rescue two teenage girls kidnapped by a drug cartel. But things go from bad to worse when the villains don’t play by the rules. Framed for two murders he didn’t commit, Mac has two options: go to prison or go to work for a C
Oct 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
No Remorse was a surprise..I bought the book to support an independent Brisbane author, because I think we should support creative people, particularly authors, and I'm happy to report that I had no remorse on the purchase, neither did I regret the time spent reading it! In fact I could not put it down - if you are waiting for the next Lee Child, even though Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher has kind of spoilt it a bit, or even waiting for the next historical novel, No remorse fills the gap nicely, wit ...more
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Ian Walkley's debut novel, No Remorse. The plot of the 900+ page thriller was complex, nuanced, and very engaging. The main characters were well developed, especially "Mac," the lead character. The plot kept me guessing until near the end, and the action kept the story moving at a high tempo. Although there were some minor errors on US military terminology, I only noticed them because I'm a Marine Veteran. In summary, I'd recommend this book to any adult fan of the genre, and I'm looki ...more
David Jarrett
Jun 24, 2014 rated it liked it
This was a very ambitious novel -- perhaps too ambitious. There is simply too much going on for a book of this length. The main plot was straightforward enough, but there were (IMHO) too many subplots and too many characters (especially since so many had unfamiliar but similar-sounding Arab names) to make this an enjoyable read. In addition, it is unbelievable to me that one man, even a highly-trained and capable special ops veteran, could take out so many bad guys by himself. I felt obligated t ...more
May 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great read for a self-pub. The characters are likable and engaging, and the plot moves at such a rapid pace, it is a hard book to put down. The ending was super abrupt...I'm hoping that means I will get to read more about Mac and Tally soon!
Very violent and graphic, but ultimately it is what makes this read better than others in the same genre; it just feels more genuine.
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I had wanted to write novels since my teenage days, but like many people, I pursued a career, in my case covering social and consumer research and business development.

When I started No Remorse in 2008, in my spare time, I was a director of a national market research agency. Writing about consumer behaviour was something I did regularly, both for client reports, and as a contributor in the nationa

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