When ex-soldier Tom Gray loses his wife and child to a career criminal, it seems life can’t get much worse. But when the killer is let off with time served on remand, Gray knows there is something fundamentally wrong with the justice system. Engaging the help of his ex-SAS buddies, he kidnaps five repeat offenders and asks the public to vote on their fate: Should they be allowed to continue their criminal ways with inadequate punishment, or has Britain had enough?
His website attracts a worldwide audience and, although the authorities know where he is, they are powerless to stop him.
Can Gray carry out his audacious plan? Will Andrew Harvey and his fellow MI5 operatives find a way to stop him?
Gray Justice, the first book in the Tom Gray series, is more than a simple tale of revenge: it’s a rollercoaster ride with an ending you’ll never forget.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is the first book in the series of what promises to be pure gold entertainment. Tom Gray, an ex soldier and now successful business man, husband and dad had got life pretty well sorted. That was until a young tearaway decided to take a car and get involved in the police chase that ended Tom’s son’s life and resulted in his wife taking her life not long after because it was all too much. The only thing Tom had to cling to was that the young bloke was in custody a repeat offender and justice would be served. How wrong he was but if the courts wouldn’t do it then he knew some men that would. There was no hesitation from Tom’s old SAS buddies to do what ever he needed to make this right.
Whoa this is a cracking story I felt right up there supporting Tom but I did wonder just how far he would go. Well after the intense training and serving in the SAS let me just say that their is no hesitation, no sir. What a plan! Talk about bring it to the public to decided, it must have saved millions on a referendum. Tom Gray knew the British public were fed up of these criminals simply walking away time and time again. They gained confidence, the Police felt demoralised and the public lived in fear of these yobs. Tom Gray and friends were going to change this, with a little added security to keep MI5 biting at the bit but not daring to make a move against them either.
I love a story where the good guys get to do bad things for the right reasons, it all makes for a sensational read. From the plan going into action Alan McDermott keeps the fast pace increasing in each chapter. This is darn good stuff that when you think you have it sussed you just don’t and you are away again reading at fifty to the dozen because you can’t get enough of this. The plot is brilliant. Already loving Tom Gray and all set to read more of the series as soon as I can. So much to look forward to!
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HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Alan McDermott is a full time author from the south of England, married with beautiful twin daughters. He used to write critical applications for the NHS, but now he spends his days writing action thrillers.
His debut novel, Gray Justice, has been very well received and earned him membership of http://independentauthorsinternational.org. He was subsequently picked up by Thomas & Mercer, who published his first 7 books. His latest work is an Andrew Harvey/MI5 spinoff, and Alan is working on his 8th novel.
You can follow Alan on Twitter through his @Jambalian account.
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OTHER TITLES IN THIS SERIES
After the terrorist explosion in which he is believed to have died, Tom Gray has been living a quiet life in the Philippines as Sam Grant, under the watchful eye of his government handler, James Farrar.
His peace is short-lived; Farrar recruits him for a mission that needs Grant’s particular skills, but fate intervenes when Grant is taken hostage in the southern islands by Abu Sayyaf, a militant organisation, and comes face-to-face with a dangerous former enemy.
Gray Resurrection, the second book in the series, is an exciting and fast-paced thriller with an explosive conclusion that reintroduces the inimitable man-of-action, Tom Gray.
A year after he was declared dead and began living under an assumed name in the Philippines, Tom Gray wants his life back…
Along with two ex-army buddies and a woman he rescued from terrorists, Gray attempts to make his way home to the UK to clear his name: no easy feat when members of the British government want to kill Gray and his loyal friends, and the long clandestine journey home on a container ship gives Gray’s nemesis, James Farrar, the time to hatch a plot to intercept him.
In Gray Redemption, the third book in the popular and action-packed series that began with Gray Justice, the hunted and the hunters converge. Tom Gray’s only hope is to seek the help of an old adversary and pray he still believes in justice.
Tom Gray is enjoying time with his family after the birth of his daughter, now three months old, and just wants an easy home life. However, trouble has a way of finding him. While he is visiting his uncle’s new grocery store, thugs arrive demanding protection money, and in the ensuing fight, Gray is hurt. As he recuperates, Gray learns that a team of friends is facing grave danger on a mission in a tiny war-torn African nation, where an evil warlord is kidnapping boy soldiers to do his work in his bid for supremacy. Gray sets off on a rescue mission, but with his attention now divided between two continents, events are spiraling out of control, and Gray must fight to save all that is dear to him.
In Gray Retribution, the fourth book of the popular, action-packed Tom Gray series, suspense builds to an unforgettable ending.
Da Sunan Annabi has a ruthless new leader whose aim is to train British nationals to bring England to its knees.
As their plans unfold with deadly precision and Britain is crippled by a series of attacks, the government is forced to deploy its new secret weapon: a surveillance network that can spy on nearly every human being on earth. It is nearly foolproof—but is it ethical? And does that even matter now?
Soon, Tom Gray and his daughter are in the militia’s sights, and their lives depend on Gray finding the man behind the recent atrocities. His desperate search leads him to Africa and Cuba, for a final showdown with an enemy he could never have imagined.
Gray Vengeance, the fifth book in the action-packed Tom Gray series, leaves you breathless until the very last page.
When the body of an MI5 operative is found floating in the Thames, police frogmen find a significant clue nearby: Nikolai Sereyev, an MI5 informer and mid-level player in a Russian criminal organisation. Both men have been brutally murdered.
Andrew Harvey is tasked with finding his colleague’s killer, and quickly uncovers a plot to assassinate a visiting dignitary on British soil. No sooner has he scraped the surface of the case than the tables are turned and he becomes a pawn in a game of international brinkmanship that leads all the way to the Kremlin.
Harvey’s girlfriend, Sarah, also a secret service operative, is hot on his trail, but when she too becomes compromised, security chief Veronica Ellis knows there is only one man she can turn to. He’s a loose cannon, but she needs his help to rescue her agent and prevent a full-blown international incident.
The trouble is, Tom Gray has gone to ground. Finding him is just the beginning.
This book is the sixth in the series but can be enjoyed equally as a standalone novel.
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When MI5 learns that a horrifying new weapon is in enemy hands, agent Andrew Harvey is called in to track it down before it reaches British soil.
The clock is ticking. Andrew and his girlfriend, Sarah, also a secret service operative, have only one lead: a beautiful refugee, desperate not to lose her son. But is she desperate enough to betray everything she believes in? And will she do it in time to help them prevent a terrifying attack?
As Andrew and Sarah race to unravel a convoluted web of subterfuge and exploitation, they discover there is more at stake than even they knew. And somewhere, at the heart of it, lurks a faceless enemy, who is prepared to use everything—and everyone—at his disposal.
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