When firefighter Adam Sterling arrives at the scene of a horrific car crash, little does he imagine it will lead him back to his mother’s homeland.
Kate, the woman he pulls from the wreckage, needs his help. Her father has been left for dead after a hit-and-run, in Wenzhou, China.
She suspects it wasn’t an accident and so does Jie Gang, the senior policeman investigating the case, and whose efforts are obstructed from on high.
When events escalate, Kate employs Adam and Byron Mason, Adam’s best friend and fellow former Royal Marine, to go with her to China.
Catapulted into an alien environment, and unable to trust anyone, Mason and Sterling face escalating challenges.
The struggle becomes personal, and Adam has to confront a ruthless enemy determined to destroy him and Kate.
THE PROFIT MOTIVE is the second crime novel in the Mason & Sterling thriller series: gritty, hard-boiled page-turners with an urban setting.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is the second book in the Mason and Sterling series, although it does stand well in its own right too. Set in England and China this International thriller is a fast-paced edgy read. When firefighter Adam Sterling arrives at a pretty nasty car crash he quickly becomes the hero of the day to Kate, who was trapped in her car. Although there were flames getting nearer to them by the minute they also had their own sparks flying between them.
Adam gets drawn into helping Kate find out what has happened to her dad when he was on a business trip to China and became the victim of a hit and run car accident and now unable to return home yet because of his injuries. Sterling calls on his ex-marine buddy Byron Mason to go with her to China.
Kate is a brilliant character who has a vulnerable side on a personal level but a totally different persona where the family business is concerned. She is a confident woman who is used to dealing with big money on a daily basis. Money is definitely no problem with rescuing her dad. A determined woman that won’t stop until she knows why someone would want her father dead. The police department in China is a whole new experience where I loved one rebellious detective that went with gut instinct rather than the warnings from his superiors to back off the case.
Sterling and Mason are a brilliant pairing of competent partners that are also ordinary guys with personal and family problems too. A real jaw-dropping ending.
HERE, IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I spent my first eight years living on an agricultural college in rural Ethiopia, where my love of reading developed.
After dropping out of university I became a firefighter and later a businessman. I began writing in 2010, working on my first novel in my spare time, a crime thriller called Brotherhood.
I like writing about protagonists with a strong moral code who don’t fit in with conventional society. I also enjoy writing about baddies and how they arrived at their fallen state.
When not writing I try to keep fit, socialise and feed my voracious book habit.
THE MASON & STERLING THRILLER SERIES:
BOOK ONE: Brotherhood