AD DAVIES SERIES:

[Adam Park 01.0] The Dead and the Missing

[Adam Park 01.0] The Dead and the Missing

AD Davies

Crime / Thriller

A brutal international underworld. A lost girl. A PI determined to burn it all. Former private investigator Adam Park got rich and retired in his mid-30s, living a quiet life of surfing and travel. But when a troubled young woman and her manipulative boyfriend disappear, Adam's old mentor cuts that retirement short. Using cutting-edge technology, Adam soon learns both abuser and victim made an enemy of a seemingly small-time gangster, and tracks them from the UK, through the Parisian underworld, and into an international organized crime network that treats human life like a business commodity. To confront criminals on the rise, ruthless traffickers, and corrupt policemen, he must burn down his concepts of right and wrong, and draw upon the darkest corners of his psyche. But these are facets of himself Adam has long denied exist. Bubbling just beneath the surface, he has kept that anger and violence caged all his life. Because he is a good person. Isn’t he? The Dead and the Missing is a suspense filled, often violent, international mystery & crime thriller, a journey that launches a PI from the relative safety of the corporate world to the hard-boiled existence required to get the job done. At any cost to his soul. To discover a new world of mystery and crime, pick up the first book in the Adam Park detective series today. Review from Readers' Favourite: The Dead and the Missing is loaded with twists and turns and excitement, and had me holding my breath in fear several times, never being one hundred percent sure of how it would end. A.D. Davies is a very talented author. Author Questions Q: So, a private investigator travelling the world? A: Yes, I love exploring exotic locations, and I love detective fiction, so why not combine them into a thriller? Q: Quite hard-boilded? A: It has some violence, a bit of swearing but not excessive. Actually, I recently edited out the majority of F-words after a lot of feedback, so it's more in line with the character now. Q: Have we seen characters like Adam Park before? Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, Harlan Coben’s Myron Bolitar, John Connolly’s Charlie Parker . . . ? A: Adam is perhaps ‘of a type’ but he’s very different from Jack Reacher in that he is less of a loner, and perhaps a little more cerebral. He knows how to handle himself, but he’s on a journey. Jack Reacher is absolutely certain of himself, while Adam is evolving. When we meet him in this first novel, he has never killed. Q: Presumably that will change? A: A lotchanges for Adam over the course of this novel. It’s a dark mystery, with action-adventure elements, but sits firmly in that noir crime genre where the protagonist isn’t black-and-white. Q: Will there be more to come from Adam? A: There are 5 sequels available now, and more planned for the future. Q: And when you say ‘sequels’ does each book follow into the next? A: While there are ongoing story strands that span the series – such as Adam’s personal life, and his battle with the darkness inside himself – each main plot is self-contained. While it would be advisable to read them in order, you absolutely don’t have to. Q: Finally, what is the correct reading order? A: Well, start with the free ebook edition of The Dead and the Missing then - *A Desperate Paradise The Shadows of Empty Men Night at the George Washington Diner (novella) Master the Flame Under the Long White Cloud* Q: And this isn’t your only series, it is? A: No, I have the Detective Sergeant Alicia Friend series. She’s an unusually perky UK-based detective. Her first novel His First His Second is free. **Review Readers' Favorite The Dead and the Missing is loaded with twists and turns and excitement, and had me holding my breath in fear several times, never being one hundred percent sure of how it would end. A.D. Davies is a very talented author who understands the how-to's of writing a thriller to keep you on the edge of your seat. I found The Dead and the Missing to be everything the book description said and much more. It was a great read and is highly recommended. The Dead and the Missing has all the ingredients of a five star winner.  readersfavorite.com/book-review/47847 About the Author A. D. Davies grew up in Leeds, West Yorkshire. In high school his ambition was to be a writer of horror novels, although in adult life he became an avid fan of crime fiction. After a long stint in an unsatisfying job, he attended the University of Leeds where he attained a degree in creative writing. Now writing novels, his signature style involves placing characters in dangerous, heightened situations, where violence isn’t constant, but when it does surface, there are always consequences. When a character gets hit, it hurts; when a gun is fired, it’s always a big deal; and killing isn’t something people do lightly. A. D. Davies is well-travelled, his favourite destinations being New Zealand and Vietnam, which have influenced his writing immensely, especially obvious in his novel Twilight Burning, released early summer 2015. For now, however, globe-trotting is taking a back-seat to raising his two children and writing, although he hopes to one day combine all three. He now resides in Staffordshire, UK, with his wife and two children. Connect in the following ways: Twitter: www.twitter.com/authoraddavies @authoraddavies Facebook: www.facebook.com/authoraddavies Website: www.addavies.com (including email list sign-up) A.D. Davies is also on Google+ and Goodreads Do say hi. 
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With Courage With Fear

With Courage With Fear

AD Davies

Crime / Thriller

Detective Sergeant Alicia Friend: perky, insubordinate, utterly brilliant. Since returning from assignment in America, Alicia Friend has been grounded at a desk, her new boss at the elite Serious Crime Agency unwilling to risk her in the field. But when her former partner, newly-promoted Detective Chief Inspector Murphy requests her input, the SCA cannot refuse. It only involves interviewing a young terror suspect, after all. What can go wrong? But Alicia backs Murphy’s suspicion and links the crime to a seemingly unconnected incident. Then a third attack occurs, and there is no denying it: someone is coordinating these vicious incidents, and the endgame is building. Back in full flow, the sometimes-annoyingly-perky detective summons all her brain power to push the investigation toward a seemingly benign cult of rehabilitated violent offenders, hindered at every turn by the group’s lawyer, by the detective seeking to replace her, and by a hierarchy as interested in politics as they are in catching the killer. With Courage With Fear sees DS Alicia Friend face her most devious serial killer yet – one who may be even smarter than her. The Alicia Friend Series To follow Alicia’s journey through the dark world of murder, it is encouraged to read all the novels, but each books main plot is self-contained, so reading order is not 100% necessary. 1: His First His Second 2: In Black In White 3: With Courage With Fear **
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The Dead and the Missing

The Dead and the Missing

AD Davies

Crime / Thriller

A brutal international underworld. A lost girl. A PI determined to burn it all. Former private investigator Adam Park got rich and retired in his mid-30s, living a quiet life of surfing and travel. But when a troubled young woman and her manipulative boyfriend disappear, Adam's old mentor cuts that retirement short. Using cutting-edge technology, Adam soon learns both abuser and victim made an enemy of a seemingly small-time gangster, and tracks them from the UK, through the Parisian underworld, and into an international organized crime network that treats human life like a business commodity. To confront criminals on the rise, ruthless traffickers, and corrupt policemen, he must burn down his concepts of right and wrong, and draw upon the darkest corners of his psyche. But these are facets of himself Adam has long denied exist. Bubbling just beneath the surface, he has kept that anger and violence caged all his life. Because he is a good person. Isn’t he? The Dead and the Missing is a suspense filled, often violent, international mystery & crime thriller, a journey that launches a PI from the relative safety of the corporate world to the hard-boiled existence required to get the job done. At any cost to his soul. To discover a new world of mystery and crime, pick up the first book in the Adam Park detective series today. Review from Readers' Favourite: The Dead and the Missing is loaded with twists and turns and excitement, and had me holding my breath in fear several times, never being one hundred percent sure of how it would end. A.D. Davies is a very talented author. Author Questions Q: So, a private investigator travelling the world? A: Yes, I love exploring exotic locations, and I love detective fiction, so why not combine them into a thriller? Q: Quite hard-boilded? A: It has some violence, a bit of swearing but not excessive. Actually, I recently edited out the majority of F-words after a lot of feedback, so it's more in line with the character now. Q: Have we seen characters like Adam Park before? Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, Harlan Coben’s Myron Bolitar, John Connolly’s Charlie Parker . . . ? A: Adam is perhaps ‘of a type’ but he’s very different from Jack Reacher in that he is less of a loner, and perhaps a little more cerebral. He knows how to handle himself, but he’s on a journey. Jack Reacher is absolutely certain of himself, while Adam is evolving. When we meet him in this first novel, he has never killed. Q: Presumably that will change? A: A lotchanges for Adam over the course of this novel. It’s a dark mystery, with action-adventure elements, but sits firmly in that noir crime genre where the protagonist isn’t black-and-white. Q: Will there be more to come from Adam? A: There are 5 sequels available now, and more planned for the future. Q: And when you say ‘sequels’ does each book follow into the next? A: While there are ongoing story strands that span the series – such as Adam’s personal life, and his battle with the darkness inside himself – each main plot is self-contained. While it would be advisable to read them in order, you absolutely don’t have to. Q: Finally, what is the correct reading order? A: Well, start with the free ebook edition of The Dead and the Missing then - *A Desperate Paradise The Shadows of Empty Men Night at the George Washington Diner (novella) Master the Flame Under the Long White Cloud* Q: And this isn’t your only series, it is? A: No, I have the Detective Sergeant Alicia Friend series. She’s an unusually perky UK-based detective. Her first novel His First His Second is free. **Review Readers' Favorite The Dead and the Missing is loaded with twists and turns and excitement, and had me holding my breath in fear several times, never being one hundred percent sure of how it would end. A.D. Davies is a very talented author who understands the how-to's of writing a thriller to keep you on the edge of your seat. I found The Dead and the Missing to be everything the book description said and much more. It was a great read and is highly recommended. The Dead and the Missing has all the ingredients of a five star winner.  readersfavorite.com/book-review/47847 About the Author A. D. Davies grew up in Leeds, West Yorkshire. In high school his ambition was to be a writer of horror novels, although in adult life he became an avid fan of crime fiction. After a long stint in an unsatisfying job, he attended the University of Leeds where he attained a degree in creative writing. Now writing novels, his signature style involves placing characters in dangerous, heightened situations, where violence isn’t constant, but when it does surface, there are always consequences. When a character gets hit, it hurts; when a gun is fired, it’s always a big deal; and killing isn’t something people do lightly. A. D. Davies is well-travelled, his favourite destinations being New Zealand and Vietnam, which have influenced his writing immensely, especially obvious in his novel Twilight Burning, released early summer 2015. For now, however, globe-trotting is taking a back-seat to raising his two children and writing, although he hopes to one day combine all three. He now resides in Staffordshire, UK, with his wife and two children. Connect in the following ways: Twitter: www.twitter.com/authoraddavies @authoraddavies Facebook: www.facebook.com/authoraddavies Website: www.addavies.com (including email list sign-up) A.D. Davies is also on Google+ and Goodreads Do say hi. 
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