ARC Available – Hit and Run by Andy Maslen
THE WIDOW IS A COP.
FORGET THE LAW, SHE WANTS REVENGE
Detective Inspector Stella Cole was a rising star in London’s Metropolitan Police. Then a hit-and-run driver killed her husband, Richard, a human rights lawyer. Grief drove her to booze and pills. Back at work after a year’s compassionate leave, Stella secretly re-investigates his death and begins to suspect a cover-up.
Freelance journalist Vicky Riley was working with Richard to expose corruption buried deep inside the legal system. Unaware that powerful people are out to stop her, she contacts Stella.
Vicky’s research confirms Stella’s worst fears. The people who should be upholding the law are turning it on its head.
Stella thinks she’s closing in on the truth. Then a horrific discovery threatens her very sanity. What began as a search for justice is now a raging thirst for revenge.
A disturbing psychological crime thriller…
Hit and Run is a disturbing, psychological crime thriller set in the grimy world of legal conspiracy and corruption, from Andy Maslen, author of the hugely popular Gabriel Wolfe novels.
Set in the grey area where truth and lies, virtue and villainy collide, it shines a spotlight into some very dark places. The book is the first in a series.
…for readers who like the dark side
Fans of Kathy Reichs, Karin Slaughter, Tess Gerritsen, Jo Nesbo, Jeffery Deaver and Ian Rankin will love Stella Cole.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andy has worked in a record shop, as a barman, as a door-to-door DIY products salesman and a cook in an Italian restaurant. He eventually landed a job in marketing, writing mailshots to sell business management reports. He spent 10 years in the corporate world before launching a business writing agency, Sunfish, where he writes for clients including The Economist, Christie’s and World Vision.
Andy completed the first draft of his first novel – Trigger Point – in six weeks, after deciding to embrace his destiny and “be” a writer. He has also published five works of non-fiction, on copywriting and freelancing, with Marshall Cavendish and Kogan Page.
He lives in Wiltshire, with his wife, two sons and a whippet named Merlin.
PRAISE FOR ANDY MASLEN’S OTHER NOVELS
>>> Trigger Point
“Action, double-crosses, villains galore… a rattling good thriller! Early Bond meets Jack Reacher – a thrilling debut outing for a new action hero.” – Damien Seaman, author of The Killing of Emma Gross
“A pacy and entertaining read, with plenty of action, genuine suspense and good snappy dialogue. Gabriel Wolfe is a great new addition to the world of thriller heroes.” – bookworm51
>>> Blind Impact
“… continues to develop its rugged hero.” – Kirkus Reviews
“There’s so much energy in this story, you’re hooked from the start and can’t help but race through it. I’d love to see this series made into a film franchise!” – VR
“Oh! I love this series. Gabriel’s latest excursion dealing with terrorism and a religious cult is thrilling from the very first chapter until the last. Andy Maslen has created a gem of a character and I hope it won’t be too long before I get the chance to continue reading about him. I love out of nowhere how the plot develops and surprises. No spoilers from me. Just go ahead and read for yourself. You won’t regret it!” – Paul Smith
“Don’t start reading this book unless you are willing to put everything else on hold, because once you start you won’t want to stop! This is so full of fast paced action my kindle actually felt heavier! Gabriel Wolfe is back in this third book and no holds are barred. A superbly told story that I didn’t want to end.” – Mandy
>>> First Casualty
“An action packed thriller with an excellent storyline that was well written and researched. The characters were well developed and Gabriel Wolfe continues to be an excellent main character. Plenty of action and hard to put down. A highly recommended book that leaves the reader wanting more adventures with Gabriel Wolfe.” – J Phillips
“The fourth Gabriel Wolfe thriller starts at speed then accelerates faster than Concorde. Gabriel has unfinished business recovering the remains of a fallen comrade – from the African jungle to Hong Kong, London to the USA this story embodies everything that is good about brothers in arms and what “doing the right thing” is. If you liked the previous 3 books, you’re a convert; if you haven’t, download them and set a few days aside just for reading them.” – Andy Nirley