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PAST ECHOES – Graham Smith (out now!)
This is book three in the Jake Boulder series and I would highly recommend reading books 1 and 2 before starting this one.
Jake Boulder is back and he’s tasked with tracking down a man due to inherit a small fortune. Not only that, he must also reveal the secret which forced a young woman to flee New York some forty years ago. The evidence he needs is hidden in a safety deposit box and while Boulder has the key, the only clue he has for box’s location is a series of numbers etched onto the key and a mysterious list of names.
Boulder has his work cut out since he must also locate his estranged father, Cameron MacDonald, so that Cameron can donate bone marrow to Boulder’s half-brother John.
In a game of cat and mouse, he must solve the case and find the two men without alerting those who control New York’s underworld.
Can Boulder survive against both the mafia and a professional hitman, in what is his toughest case yet?
My Thoughts: 5/5 stars!
Last year I got to participate in the blog tour for KINDRED KILLERS by Graham Smith. I instantly loved the character of Jake Boulder – he’s not your average protagonist. He’s rough around the edges and always seems to take on difficult cases to help the police.
In this installment Jake is given the task of tracking down a man that is about to inherit a small fortune, but in the meantime, he is trying to find the reason behind a woman leaving New York decades ago. What forced her to leave? Everything he needs is inside a safety deposit box that he has the key for. Seems simple, right? Well, he doesn’t know the location of the deposit box. The only clue he has are some numbers etched into the key that is accompanied by a list of names.
This is another fantastic cat and mouse thriller. I haven’t been disappointed yet by Smith and his writing – you’re on the edge of your seat for the majority of the book. Not only are we following Boulder on his mission, but we have the underworld of New York working against him. He must face off with the mafia and expert hitmen.
I would highly recommend reading books one and two before jumping into this one. There are some plot points from book two within this one – so then that way you won’t feel lost.
If you want a great thriller series, then don’t delay picking up book one of the Jake Boulder series. If you’ve read books one and two, then what are you waiting for?
About the Author:
Graham Smith is a time served joiner who has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000, he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
He is an internationally best-selling Kindle author and has four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team, and two novels, featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.
2018 will be a busy year for Graham as he has the third Jake Boulder being published and a Harry Evans novel and novella.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009
Graham is the founder of Crime and Publishment, a weekend of crime-writing classes which includes the chance for attendees to pitch their novels to agents and publishers. Since the first weekend in 2013, eight attendees have gone on to sign publishing contracts.
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