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Hard Place (Det.Insp. Todd "Ratso" Holtom Series Book 1) by [Stewart, Douglas]
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Length: 477 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Praise for HARD PLACE
#1 in the Det. Insp. Todd “Ratso” Holtom series

“Wow! What a page turner! I can’t wait for the next release. A definite 5-star from me!”

“Fantastic read, great characters, gripping storyline. Definitely want to read more adventures from Ratso. Roaring success Mr Stewart!”

“This book engenders the same get-to-the-end compulsion for the reader as does a Harlan Coben crime suspense or a Simon Kernick or Mark Billingham police novel… the prose is easy to read and the plot is enthralling.”

“Douglas Stewart has done a great job and has created in Detective Ratso a character who is quick-witted, clever and a worthy addition to the action thriller genre.”

“It is as if the author has inside knowledge of these characters and places; their portrayal is simple, effective and truly insightful.”

“Each chapter leaves you eager to continue reading. This was the first of Stewart’s novels I have read but I will definitely read more.”

“In Hard Place, author Douglas Stewart offers up an oh-so-British thriller brimming with chilling mayhem, questionable police tactics, tough and terrible villains and a deep understanding of the real world of crime and cops. Try to put it down – I highly recommend.”

“I read a lot of thrillers and Hard Place is high up on my list of favourites.”

“Hard Place is inspired by a real-life event, though Douglas Stewart has transformed this into an entertaining crime thriller in the same manner as Roger Donaldson’s 2008 film “The Bank Job”.

“I will definitely buy more “Ratso” publications.”

“Eat your heart out David Hosp.”

“… A very enjoyable read. It’s a fast moving thriller in which you feel you really get to know the characters…. Each chapter leaves you eager to continue reading.”

“The plot was fast paced, characters well-constructed and believable. There are many twists and turns which makes the book very difficult to put down.”

“Couldn’t stop reading, this was worth 5 stars.”

About HARD PLACE
In this first of series, free-wheeling London detective Todd “Ratso” Holtom is on the front-line against a ruthless international gang that imports drugs into the UK and Europe. His nephew has died from drug abuse and Ratso is obsessed with bringing down the London king-pin who seems immune from arrest. The trail leads to the USA and the Bahamas where he is helped by Kirsty-Ann Webber, a svelte Florida detective who has troubles of her own. Mayfair club-land and the Mediterranean feature as Operation Clam races to a climax in a series of dramatic confrontations. Inspired by the facts of true crime and set against the background of the war in Afghanistan from where the drugs are coming, Ratso enters a political minefield involving London and Washington D.C.

About the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born in Glasgow, Scotland but brought up in England, Doug qualified as a lawyer and lived and worked in London and Las Vegas. Alongside this career in law, Doug became a successful writer and is now living back in Europe. Doug has written nine mystery thrillers and four non-fiction works, one of which reached number one. He has contributed to the chart-topping best-selling anthology - Capital Crimes and contributed to a number of other published works. HARD PLACE is the first in a series introducing London detective, Todd "Ratso" Holtom and this the second of the series called DEAD FIX will be published shortly. Soon to follow is DEADLINE VEGAS involving international casino crime. His true-crime book originally called The Brutal Seas but updated and renamed Terror at Sea reached number 5 on Amazon. His three earliest books were a series about Bristol lawyer, Alistair Duncan and are now being published by Endeavour Press of London. The first called CASE FOR COMPENSATION has been published in August 2017. Fiction Dead Fix Hard Place Deadline Vegas Undercurrent The Dallas Dilemma Cellars' Market The Scaffold Villa Plot, Counterplot Case for Compensation Non-Fiction Terror at Sea Insult to Injury Family at Law Roulette, Playing to Win Doug is a member of the Crime Writers' Association in the UK and the International Thriller Writers Inc in the USA.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 666 KB
  • Print Length: 477 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1547169540
  • Publisher: Chewton Publications; 2 edition (29 October 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B076ZLHK1K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #484,777 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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