Adrian Magson is the author of 20 crime and spy thrillers, including the Harry Tate series, the Lucas Rocco series and the Marc Portman series. His latest books are ‘The Locker’ (Midnight Ink - Feb 2016) the first in a new thriller series, and ‘Hard Cover’ (Severn House - March 2016), the third of his Marc Portman novels.
Cab Bolton is a cop. But not just any cop. He’s rich, fashionably dressed and his mother is Hollywood star Tarla Bolton. Cab has spent a lot of time trying to distance himself from his mother, who was never there when he was growing up, but she has a habit of popping back into his life whenever she feels the need.
And right now she needs a favour.
Someone had made death threats against governor candidate, Diane Fairmont, whose husband was murdered ten years before during a fundraiser. The person responsible was never found.
Now it seems history might be in danger of repeating itself.
When Cab agrees to investigate the threat for his mother, as well as awaking some personal memories, he’s entering a world of political intrigue, secrets, jealousies and deadly rivalries, where not even family members know as much about each other as they think.
In parallel with Cab’s investigation is young researcher Peach Piper, digging into the rotten underbelly of Florida politics, obsessed by the death of a close friend, and whose brother also died ten years before in the shooting. Convinced her dead friend might have been trying to tell hers something in clues he left behind, she risks everything – including the storm battering the Florida coast – to dig through the past.
Sadly, there’s no shortage of suspects who might have killed then, or might wish to gain advantage by killing again, but nobody is talking, least of all governor candidate Diane Fairmont … or even Cab’s mother, Tarla Bolton.
At heart a crime novel, Season of Fear portrays the lengths politicians will go to preserve position, gain advantage and hide their innermost secrets, while all the time doing what they can to discredit their opponents.
A good read.