The new Alex Abbott thriller from the bestselling author and star of SAS Australia.
He turns the groaning Abbott over, puts the barrel of the gun to the back of his head.
'We're doing him a favour,' he says. 'I know a guy with a death-wish when I see one.'
He pulls the trigger.
They say blood is thicker than water. They never mention alcohol. Ex special-forces soldier Alex Abbott has a lead on the killer of his dead brother. If only he can stay off the booze long enough to hunt it down. But the skeletons in Abbott's closet are mounting up faster than the bodies in their bags, and Abbott needs to get his focus back if he's going to get his revenge.
His pursuit takes him to the North of England, where Abbott infiltrates a local gang; forced to carry out jobs to maintain his cover. As he gains their trust he ventures deeper into the organisation uncovering a long-established, international network of rich, depraved thrill-seekers, with a sadistic side-hustle in child trafficking.
Can Abbott stay ahead of his quarry and keep those who matter to him safe? The answer will take Abbott into Eastern Europe, and a deadly game of cat and mouse where he will face a terrible choice between his past and his future; it's winner takes all and Abbott has everything to lose.
'A real tour de Forces. Enough guns, all-terrain armour and macho bravado to put Bond and Bourne to shame' - The Sun
'Crisp, brisk and powerful. Ollerton skilfully portrays the menace, chaos and corruption of post-Saddam's Iraq' - Financial Times
Matthew 'Ollie' Ollerton is a former Special Forces soldier and was one of the founding Directing Staff on Channel 4's hit show SAS: Who Dares Wins and SAS Australia.
Ollie's military career began at the age of 18 when he joined the Royal Marine Commandos and toured operationally in Northern Ireland and in Iraq for Operation Desert Storm. He subsequently spent six years in the Special Boat Service rising to team leader, before working in Iraq as a private security contractor and carrying out anti-child-trafficking charity work in South-East Asia.
Ollie now spends his time as an entrepreneur running multiple companies including Break-Point, Battle Ready and has a busy public speaking business. He is passionate about helping veterans through the Break-Point Academy and lends his support to many veteran charities.
His books, Break Point and Battle Ready, have both been Sunday Times bestsellers. Scar Tissue is his first novel.
Crime & Mystery
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Crime & mystery