I am so happy to be able to read this short snippet from my newly-published thriller, THE DEVIL INSIDE, set wholly in and around contemporary Glasgow, Scotland.
Listen to me read a little from Chapter 6 and introduce one of the main characters, ex-copper James Boyle, and his long-suffering wife Marie, as they embark on a dinner date like no other.
I chose this excerpt as it doesn’t give anything away plot-wise and if you’ve read the first book in the series, The Devil You Know, set a decade before this new book, then you’ll already know Jim had received an invitation.
THE DEVIL INSIDE can be read as a stand-alone thriller, so don’t panic if you haven’t read it. Yes, some of the characters are in both books, but the story is entirely different both in context and theme.
I am very happy to tell you all, my sequel to the 2016 thriller ‘The Devil You Know’ has finally been published today!
It’s called THE DEVIL INSIDE
‘There’s bodies raining from the sky and the city is tearing itself in two…’
A decade after the events on Gruinard Island, Lachlan Maclean thought he’d succeeded in making a better life for himself and his young family. But he was mistaken.
First, it was the desperate homeless and pitiful junkies, who had seemingly jumped from drab Glasgow sky-scrapers. Callous indifference was the reaction from a city struggling to make sense of the global pandemic.
When an asylum-seeker was next, followed by a promising young para-athlete, it became obvious they’d been thrown to their deaths. There was only mild interest from the media.
Glasgow had more important things to think about, it was the start of the football season.
But when fans of bitter rivals, Celtic and Rangers, suffer a similarly gruesome fate, the city finally wakes up to the fact there is a maniac on the loose.
Now the city is in an uproar. Violent crime and mass disorder events spiral into anarchy, the papers start screaming for answers, yet the police have no leads.
It’s time for an unholy alliance to return to the blood-splattered streets of Glasgow.
A millionaire albino killer, an ice-blonde assassin, an ex-gang boss, and a retired police inspector are forced to work together to battle a foe who will stop at nothing to satisfy a thirst for revenge.
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT ALEX BRECK:
The Devil You Know
‘A flawed and cynical character, Lachie is not your typical hero, but Alex Breck is going for something deeper than a crime novel – a statement about society – that had me hooked until the end.’
‘I would definitely recommend this book if you’re looking for something a little bit different.’
Set in this challenging pandemic world, wholly in and around the city of Glasgow, Scotland, THE DEVIL INSIDE is as controversial as the last Lachlan Maclean story.
Available from today in paperback and eBook – be the first to leave a positive review [there might be special treats involved…]
I am DELIGHTED to announce the launch of my very first NFT book…!
Owning this NFT copy of my first Ridge Walker thriller, He Who Pays The Piper, gives you unique ownership of this brand new edition including an animated cover and a highly personal 11-minute video from me. In the video, I dig deep into the context of my first thriller, the characterisation, geographical locations, and the personal connections to my own earlier years. You will see personal photographs from my travels in the US and through Central America.
Be one of the first to own an NFT book
I’ll be the first to admit there’s still a lot of head-scratching going on about my recent #NFT book launch in collaboration with Booksgosocial NFT Bookstore.
As a long-time fan of blockchain technology, the benefits of being able to buy an exclusive NFT edition of a book, complete with artwork, animated covers, and personal stuff like exclusive author interviews, wasn’t lost on me.
And imagine being able to buy my book, enjoy it (hopefully…), then sell it for at least as much as you paid for it. That’s a win-win in anyone’s book surely, please excuse the pun.
So go on, embrace this new way of owning books and give it a try. I’ll even give you a $5 discount when you use this coupon code_ ‘nft5‘ from the Books Go Social site
I am delighted to say my 4th Ridge Walker adventure story is finally published!
A tale of loyalty, betrayal, love and hate.
An ex-assassin thought he’d found sanctuary in his Chilean
vineyard. He was wrong.
‘Colm lowered his gun and looked up to see clouds appearing
from nowhere. He knew it would happen one day. He’d brought the Ulster rain to
this sun-drenched valley.’
Ridge Walker’s much-needed family holiday quickly turns
into a nail-biting adventure in terror as he and Orla battle for their lives
against myriad foes who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the
assassin’s bible, The Loss Report.
Even though this is the 4th book in a series, you can still pick up the story from here on in.
Like with the last book, I purposely haven’t put in too much back-story as it can be tiresome and the feedback from Book 3 THE PIPER’S PROMISE was universally positive. Although as a starving author, nothing would please me more than hearing that you’d gone back to the first book and read the entire series!
PS: Tune in to my podcast ALEX BRECK’S BANTER and hear me narrate Chapter 1 of The Loss Report.