Never Say Die

A serial killer seeks revenge - out now on Kindle

A Government killing machine is on the loose in London and has turned on its creators. Detective Nick Harland and MI5 operator Andy Ryan are tasked to put a stop to the deranged SAS soldier before he commits the most audacious crime of the century. 

Nemesis

John Kane’s Revenge - out now on Kindle

A psychotic underworld boss is seeking revenge for the brutal murder of his brother. And thrown into the mix is an MI5 agent who has one job and that is to find John Kane and eliminate him.

Necessary Evils

A serial killer seeks revenge - out now on Kindle

So what's the book about? Necessary Evils is my debut crime fiction novel and is essentially a story about the age old battle of good v's evil. The book has moments of horror and happiness, murder and mayhem, action and adventure, interspersed with love, lust and heartbreak.


Show No Fear - Redux

A bouncer's diary - out now on Kindle

In this book I put the reader right in firing line and you stand shoulder to shoulder with me as I face the violent drunks, drug dealers and local hard men.

MWH - Modern Warrior Handbook

Self Defense - out now on Kindle

My martial arts and boxing training was all I had to rely on when faced by drunken violent weekend warrior's intent on my destruction when I worked as a bouncer. The same techniques and strategies that defeated them will now be offered to you.

Power Punching

Fast & Effective Power Punching Techniques

In this simple step by step fully illustrated manual you will learn how to throw devastating one punch knockouts from karate, boxing and kung fu.

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Thoughts about my novels

DARK CITY is now out on Kindle http://goo.gl/ELJcbD

In this one we follow private detective Nick Harland on his most perplexing and disturbing case to date as he tracks down a killer from the past.

This book has a rather complex plot and has lots of misleading clues and unexpected twists that are sure to keep you entertained well into the night. And that’s why it has taken me a little longer to write it. The story is full of dangerous characters and there is a sense of menace lurking at each turn of the page. This book has a paranormal thread woven through it, and we meet Mr Marker who is a real odd ball psychic who Nick employs to help him find a serial killer. And so this book will also appeal to fans of the paranormal genre. There’s plenty of action in this one too, as would be expected.
Also in this book for the first time I offer a glimpse inside the mind of Nick Harland, and we delve deeper into his mindset as the plot unfolds. And in doing so, we are asked to pass judgement on him, is he the good guy or one of the bad guys? The ending is cataclysmic but things are not quite what they seem, nothing is clear cut in this story and just when you think it's over, it's not. I think it's safe to say that you will have read nothing like it before, it is a very strange, absorbing and slightly disturbing, but nonetheless thrilling story.
If you have read Never Say Die you will have been intrigued with the way that book ended. On the last page of Never Say Die, which is the prequel to Dark City, we are briefly introduced to a rather disturbing character called Charles Thorpe. Thorpe is an ex Catholic priest who has just been released from prison after serving seventeen years for murder. Read the first three chapters of my latest crime chiller here, the edge of your seat will have never felt more uncomfortable, enjoy.

 

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This is another book that I really enjoyed writing and is the third in the crime thriller series and is another action packed intriguing adventure. In this one private detective Nick Harland has teamed up with Andy Ryan a special forces/ MI5 operator and the pair are tasked with tracking down a rogue SAS soldier who is on the loose and creating havoc across London in revenge for his unjust imprisonment. But the destruction that he is causing is all part of an elaborate deception which is designed to mask his true intentions. Harland and Ryan are now in a race against time to find him before he carries out one of the most daring, outrageous and audacious crimes of the 21st century.

Along with all the mayhem and tension created by the hunt for the SAS man there is a secondary story running parallel with the main one and this part of the story is unconnected to the main theme and remains so until the last chapter. Who is the mysterious unknown man found in a field in Essex with a gunshot wound to his head? The unconscious man is barely alive and is rushed to hospital where he undergoes emergency brain surgery and after a long period of recuperation he wakes from the coma.

The police are anxious to interview him as in the field where he was found were a dozen dead bodies riddled with bullet holes. They don't get the chance to interrogate to him as he decides to abscond from hospital. The stranger has near total memory loss and has no clue who he is or why he'd been shot and the search is now on to find his past life? And he's anxious to find out why someone wanted him dead?

 

This book was my first real attempt at writing. Show No Fear is an autobiographical account charting my five years as a nightclub bouncer back in the early nineties. However I had always felt that the original manuscript hadn’t done my story justice and that it needed to be rewritten.

So the project to rewrite the book was put on the back burner and ten years later I decided to revisit the manuscript and rewrite and republished it with the new title Show No Fear Redux. My editor and I literally took the manuscript apart and reassembled it and I am now happy with the end result and the book is now a far superior one to the original.

In this book I put the reader right in firing line and you stand shoulder to shoulder with me as I face the violent drunks, drug dealers and local hard men. This book has been described as a social study of the downfall of the 21st century pub and club goer, the book also exposes the psyche of the people who chose to work in this precarious occupation. The prologue to this book is an interesting one and I think it's a first. I have called it Ancient Guardians and we go back into the mists of time a thousand years or more to discover the history and origins of the nightclub bouncer.


 

I found this book a pleasure to write and the increments of the story just seemed to flow effortlessly from my mind and I completed it in around six months which is a record for me. The story is the sequel to Necessary Evils but this is a very different book which is full of action and intrigue. I've read far too many crime fiction novels that are so incredibly slow so I wanted to make this story fly along at a breakneck pace and I decided to write the book in such a way as to not afford the reader a moments rest.

One of the reasons why I found the story a pleasure to write was because of the characters and one character in particular stands head and shoulders above the rest and developed into something that would make a Bond villain seem like a choir boy. And with his dialogue and quirky, odd, sadistic behaviour he steals the limelight.

John Kane's search for justice continues as he tracks down the high court judge who sentenced his lover to five years in prison and he decides that the judge has to pay for her subsequent suicide. Nick Harland is now a private detective and his very first assignment is to track down a hired assassin. At the same time a psychotic underworld boss is seeking revenge for the brutal murder of his brother. And thrown into the mix is an MI5 agent who has one job and that is to find John Kane and eliminate him. All of these characters paths become interwoven as the intriguing plot unfolds and they all come together at the end in a cataclysmic finale.


 

So what's the book about? Necessary Evils is my debut crime fiction novel and is essentially a story about the age old battle of good v's evil. The trouble is that the lines between the two become somewhat distorted and blurred as the story progresses and the reader is forced to ask themselves a question, which is, who's good and who's bad here? John Kane is an ordinary middle aged man; he lives in a relatively quiet suburb of west London.

He has a beautiful loving wife whom he adores, he has a stable lifestyle and has been a law abiding citizen all of his life, however unbeknown to him all that is about to change in a most terrible and dramatic way. John sets off on his mundane train journey to work one Monday his mind begins to wander.

As he stands in the packed train carriage he begins to think about his future and the fear of the onset of old age and the prospect of a pre-planned boring future creeps into his head. And he wishes for a little more excitement in is life before it's too late. That evening after leaving work he receives a phone call from a police officer who is standing over his wife's dead body.

The book has moments of horror and happiness, murder and mayhem, action and adventure, interspersed with love, lust and heartbreak. John’s wife has become just another statistics on an ever increasing list of violent deaths in the city. After an inexplicable and somewhat bizarre transformation John decides to put things right in true vigilante fashion. After the first murder Inspector Nick Harland is dispatched to solve the crime. Harland is an unconventional tough cop who becomes obsessed with catching the killer.

The question is has all of this been preordained as it is clear that Kane appears to be driven by some mysterious outside force? I was pleased with the finished article and the book has received some excellent reviews.


 


About Bill

I had no real desire to write books; in fact it was something that I had never really thought about. I worked as a nightclub bouncer for just over four years and in that time I had been involved in numerous altercations, sometimes there were amusing situations but most were not. I began by making a record of the more unusual and violent incidents that occurred and put them into a diary. After four years I had accumulated quite a lot of material. So I decided to put it all together, the result is what you read in Show No Fear.

I enjoyed the writing experience so much that I enrolled in an Open University fiction writing course which after a year of hard study I passed.

I have now written several books covering various subjects; however the three crime novels Necessary Evils its sequel Nemesis and the soon to be released Never Say Die are my best work to date.

Crime fiction is something that I am most passionate about and I now consider myself first and foremost to be a crime fiction writer and I am pleased to say that my books have received some excellent reviews. I have just finished writing Never Say Die and I am currently working on the fourth in the crime thriller series, no title has sprung to mind as yet for that one.

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