Sunday, December 09, 2012

Gray Justice by Alan McDermott

Gray Justice is the fast-paced debut thriller from Alan McDermott. When a killer walks free from court, the victim's father sees just two options: accept the judge's decision; or take on the entire British justice system. Tom Gray chooses the latter and his crusade attracts instant worldwide media coverage. It was just what Tom was hoping for, but it brought him a lot more than he bargained for.
Gray Justice is much more than a simple tale of revenge: it's a rollercoaster ride with an ending you'll never forget!

Short bio:

Alan McDermott is a software developer from the south of England, married with beautiful twin daughters. When he isn't creating critical applications for the NHS, he is writing action thrillers.

His first novel, Gray Justice, has been very well received. The sequel, Gray Resurrection, was released in March 2012.

Alan is currently working on the last book in the trilogy - Gray Redemption.

You can follow Alan on Twitter through his @Jambalian account.

More on Alan McDermott

"I am a software developer from the south of England and I’m married with beautiful twin daughters. Ever since the early 90's I've wanted to write a novel but work commitments (and having my short stories rejected) meant I didn't pursue that dream. It wasn’t until my daughters asked me for a story one night last year, and having exhausted their books over the previous weeks I made one up, the tale of a magical creature called The Jambalian. Successive nights bought more requests and so I decided to write some down so that Mummy could take a turn, and as I put pen to paper the old desire returned.

I decided to dig out one of my old short stories and showed an updated copy to a colleague at work, another aspiring author. Her response was “You have to get that published!” so I looked into it and came across Smashwords. I uploaded Recidivist and a much shorter story, Night Stalker, with the hope of getting a few sales at 99 cents, but the only way I could get anyone to read them was to give them away.

In the meantime I penned three of the Jambalian stories and uploaded them, but in my heart I wanted to try a full novel, and it was while watching Road Wars on TV that I saw the way career criminals were treated so lightly by the British courts. After a 30 minute chase through busy traffic in a stolen car, the thief – committing crime number 45 – was caught and given a £250 fine and driving ban. I had to wonder what kind of deterrent that was, and the idea formed from there.

From that little seed came Gray Justice, a story I wrote in what little spare time I had.  The sequel — Gray Resurrection — followed, and I am working on the last book in the series.  The rest of my story is yet to be told..."

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