Adam Colclough lives and works in the West Midlands, he writes regularly for a number of websites, one day he will get round to writing a book for someone else to review.
Ex-marine, James Bishop robs a loan store in a quiet Pennsylvania town and takes a young woman hostage as he flees with the police on his tail. All is not as it seems, the robbery is part of an elaborate plan to spring the young woman from an abusive marriage.
When she goes missing a few months into her new life Bishop sets out to find her, along the way he becomes embroiled in a plot involving kidnap, false imprisonment and a marriage bureau for unscrupulous billionaires.
Backtrack, Jason Dean’s second novel is a thundering thrill ride of a book. He hardly gives his readers time to draw breath as the resourceful Bishop is thrown into one deadly situation after another.
This is in no way a ‘literary’ crime novel; it doesn’t need to be, Dean sets out to entertain his readers and he does so with relentless energy. He also manages to make Bishop into more than just a stone faced mean machine, he presents him as a man with a conscience and code of ethics that is as stringent as it is unorthodox.
If you’re lucky enough to be jetting off for an early holiday this is definitely a book to pack for by the pool.