He Who Pays The Piper
This is the first book in a series featuring my Scots hero, Ridge Walker.
Ridge Walker is a hedonistic young Scot in a desperate race with the devil across Central America. Consumed by guilt at his inability to save Orla, his beautiful and wild Irish wife, after their turbulent marriage went off like a bomb, literally, he then throws himself headlong into a naive attempt to rescue his Mexican girlfriend from the clutches of The Crocodile, possibly the most dangerous man south of Tijuana.
As his hold on life becomes increasingly precarious, he miraculously overcomes encounters with a rich cavalcade of characters oozing out from under the festering sore of everyday life on the run. After surviving a death squad by playing a bizarre game of football with them his luck finally runs out and he feels the callous wrath of Mexico’s most feared drug cartel.
Nothing is what it seems.
Survival demands that he trusts those around him but as Ridge sinks deeper into a murky web of international evil, he battles a past that is still ahead of him and learns the hard way that redemption doesn’t come cheap. Pursued by government agents, terrorists, drug cartels and a mysterious phantom spewed up from the swamps of the ‘Irish Problem,’ Ridge must be willing to die before he can get to the ultimate truth. In doing so he finds allies in unlikely guises but also discovers those dear to him play to a far deadlier tune than he could have ever imagined.
The Piper’s Lament
You would think Ridge might have learned his lesson by now. But no, not our guy.
In this explosive sequel, Ridge Walker is once again plunged into an exotic world, this time it’s 4000 miles away in the humid hills of Northern Pakistan. During his daring quest to rescue a friend he is held captive by merciless terrorists and with his life swinging in the balance and time running out fast, he must choose just who to trust before everything he holds dear is cruelly snatched away from him.
Find out what happens next in The Piper’s Lament
The Devil You Know
No amount of money can disguise the fact that wealthy twenty-eight year old Lachlan Maclean is physically and morally repugnant to all who know him.
A broken human being and a killer, only a sick mind such as his could think up the experiment that he calls The Project. His aim is to excavate the deep depravity of the human condition, to create a grisly televised record of the true blackness at the centre of our bestial heart. The ultimate reality show.
Instead Lachie unearths a treasure trove of spontaneous and unaffected joy and light. For the first time in his wretched existence he feels the power and the beauty of genuine love and perhaps even a chance at redemption.
But the beast had been lurking in the shadows after all, a brooding evil borne of one of mankind’s blackest nights.
Now in a dark race against time and tormented by the forces of good and evil, Lachie is possibly the only man on earth who can save his precious new family.
The Devil You Know is a page-turning contemporary thriller
and a stark portrait of an unlikely hero.
The Piper’s Promise
This time Ridge is in Japan and it’s personal.
When Thad is arrested for a series of murders he didn’t commit on the wrong side of the planet, Ridge Walker must find the real killer in order to prove his best friend’s innocence. But as Ridge crosses swords with a merciless adversary and the savage ethos of centuries of warrior culture, the death toll speeds up and the seemingly random slayings take on a laser-sharp accuracy slicing ever closer to those he loves.
Two worlds collide in this race against time. As he sinks deeper into the macabre quagmire of a sick and vengeful mind Ridge begins to realise the full horror that awaits him.
They say ‘the apple never falls far from the tree’ and it’s going to be a bitter harvest this season.