WHEN SHE WAS TAKEN FROM HIM HE WENT AFTER HER AND SEALED HER FATE – HIS TOO
Racked by guilt over his accidental killing of a young Italian girl, contract killer André Warner has effectively retired himself from his ‘profession’ and taken to drink and other palliatives, while sinking slowly into a mire of depression.
A contract in Tangier to assassinate an Arab drug trafficker lures him out of retirement and self-pity. Soon after his arrival he encounters attractive American widow, Clair Power, and her precocious sixteen year-old daughter, Lizzy, who bears such a striking resemblance to the girl Warner killed that his waning anguish is instantly rekindled. He attempts to assuage it by embarking on a fling with Clair which brings him into conflict with a mysterious Dutchman named Rik de Bruin, who also appears to have designs on her.
The contract on the drug merchant is cancelled with no explanation given, but Warner, now seriously involved with Clair, is more relieved than disappointed. Their budding romance is not destined to blossom however. Clair disappears and Warner is landed with the role of de facto guardian to Lizzy.
In tracking down Clair, Warner crosses a line that brings him into conflict with the local police and he is deported from Tangier with a distraught Lizzy in tow. Back at his Andorra villa she slowly recovers from her mother’s disappearance and launches an assault on Warner’s good intentions. Her increasingly provocative behavior disturbs yet excites him, and when Rik de Bruin pitches up in Andorra and begins to take an interest in Lizzy too, Warner gets possessive the only way he knows. Too late, alas, to save Lizzy from an unspeakable fate.
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I am a British born writer of crime thrillers. I was raised in France, attended Auckland University in New Zealand where I obtained a degree in French and Italian, and am now living and working in Montreal. Despite heavy business commitments – I am a partner in a Property Realtor business – I am somehow currently finding time to produce two novels per annum until I achieve success. Failure is not an option.
My first, ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER JACKAL, was published in 2014 as a ‘trial run’. It has not been promoted but sales are steady and even increasing slightly of late following the launch of the Warner series. My second and third novels, entitled END AS AN ASSASSIN and I KILL, featuring the ex-British Secret Service operative, were published by Kaybec at the end of May, and are being sold in the UK through W H Smith, as well as in ebook format.
Vol IV in the series, THE MAN WHO HUNTED HIMSELF, will be published later this year, with Vol V following in spring 2017. One day I hope to take up writing full time. In the meantime I will just keep plugging away at the Montreal property market