When damaged people reach positions of power, there is no hope for the innocent.
In 1987, Norton Bailey became known as the Madman of Mabgate. A damaged person in a position of power, he built a machine to take care of his problems and used money as bait.
CSI Eddie Collins is feeling alone and adrift. Even work is unreliable and tense, and brings conflict with bad people. One damaged person in particular seeks to choose how Eddie, and the victims he tries to protect, will die.
Is there still no hope for the innocent?
Forensic evidence has always lit up the way, but now the light shines dimly. It’s just bright enough to illuminate the fight of Eddie’s life.
We went back to the new beginning with Eddie Collins, how did it go?
Portable Magic puts Andrew in the spotlight as we learn about the inspiration behind The Pain Of Strangers, how his previous jobs have helped with his writing, his favourite colour and so much more
Review by Donna’s Interviews, Reviews and Giveaways (FB), “I stayed up to finish it, I couldn’t put it down, I was totally gripped and will have a book hangover about this for some time”
Review by Lyndas_bookreviews (IG), “So many twists and turns and the sarcastic humour used throughout makes this a highly entertaining read despite the somewhat gruesome and brutal subject matter”
Review by Sue Loves to Read, “A brilliant read. I love this series. I love Eddie and his attitude. I love how he was with Benson…What a twist. Didn’t see that coming.”
Review by snowphiethebookworm (IG), “this is a brilliantly crime thriller book, full of action , suspense, twists and turns. It has you hooked onto every page , the characters that feature in the book all add too the depth of the story . It is brilliantly written and makes me want to read all the series!”
Review by twilight_reader (IG), “This book was just great. Absolutely just fantastic. Everything about it, the knowledge, the characters the flow I just loved it all so much.”
The Magic of Wor(l)ds put Andrew in the spotlight as we learn how Andrew became an author, which author he would love to pick the brain of, what his future plans are and so much more
Review by Sharon Beyond the Books, “This author never lets me down. I have read quite a number of his books, not just Eddie Collins ones either. He writes in such an authentic way that I am gripped from the first page. His job gives his novels a realism that many others miss by a mile.”
Extract at b for bookreview, “The noise of rain on the tent roof was loud enough to have them shouting to each other across a body and four yards of wet pavement. Benson stood rigidly in one corner wearing the largest scene suit Eddie had in his van, and even then it looked like it had been sprayed on. Every time he breathed in his eyes bulged a little.”
Review by Ginger Book Geek, “I made the fatal mistake of starting to read this book shortly before I went to bed which was a huge mistake. Let’s just say that bedtime was postponed and I had a ‘lack of sleep’ hangover the following morning but it was so worth it.”
Review by The Crime Warp, “Barrett has a wonderful knack of drawing you into the world of each and every character through his main character’s perceptive, intuitive and empathetic observations. He shows us the world of his characters as it is, with no apology for the rawness of his portrayals and I love that about this book.”
Review by The Word is Out – Alyson’s Reviews (FB), “Thoroughly recommended for brilliant characters and a terrific storyline to keep the reader completely engrossed and entertained”
Review by Allys Reading Corner, “The main criminal…stole the show for me though…But someone with that many problems has such a big attraction to their character and definitely outshines the rest.”
And that is well and truly a wrap!
Thank you ever so much to everyone who has taken part in the tour!
Until the next adventure xxx