Wednesday 10 July 2019

#BlogTour Rough Diamond by Bill Todd

Today it's my turn on the Danny Lancaster BlogTour with Rough Diamond by Bill Todd. It's a suspense thriller with the vibe of an adventure read.
About the Author
Bill is a journalist and travel writer who has visited more than 40 countries from the white wastes of Arctic Finland to the ancient deserts of Namibia. He loves a good wilderness. He received the Ed Lacy travel award in 2007.

Bill has written six crime thrillers featuring soldier-turned-investigator Danny Lancaster and was startled and delighted to be voted one of the 100 best crime authors in the WH Smith readers’ poll in 2015. He’s also written three short factual military histories. He lives to write although keyboard time has been cut lately with the arrival of grandson Theo.

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Buy Rough Diamond

About the book
Marion Carter wants her husband back. He won the Lottery, then vanished. Jessie Shafto, a young girl far from home, is looking for her lost love.

For Danny Lancaster, wounded Afghanistan veteran turned private investigator, it’s two easy missing person jobs, and the money’s good. But it’s never that simple.

Two people have travelled halfway across the world in the hunt for the Demon’s Eye and the secret of Kaapse Kobra.

They weave a dangerous web of blood ties and revenge in the search for their own kind of justice.

Tangled in a maze of scandal, troubled celebrities, designer drugs and violent death, Danny finds out the hard way that there really is no honour among thieves.
Diamonds are not always a girl’s best friend.

What I liked about Danny Lancaster is his attempt to be truthful - to the point of abrupt. Sorry no can do and reason why. There is no dithering or dathering. It's what makes him stand out from the crowd, well aside from being a war veteran with a physical injury, which he doesn't allow to slow him down.

I wasn't keen on the boys locker room dialogue and descriptions. Not my cup of tea, however I am sure there are plenty who will enjoy it.

The book begins with a graphic death and a diamond that appears to be lost to all. Then we meet Danny as he is hired to find two missing persons.

Todd brings the different threads together in an exciting plot that goes much further than Danny playing catch me if you can with local coppers. The question is whether he has cut off more than he can chew or is it all just in a days work for him?

It's a suspense thriller with the vibe of an adventure read. It's rambunctious and bawdy with a devil may care attitude. The war veteran turned detective doesn't let anything get in his way when it comes to getting results.

Todd defines a path for his character, a narrative that doesn't start with hero and end with homelessness and/or suicide. A way forward after the trauma of war. An important message comes with the main character of his Danny Lancaster series - there is no stopping this man.

Buy Rough Diamond at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Buy at Amazon com.

Buy Rock Hard, Death Squad, The Wreck of the Margherita (free download), Gargoyle Pixie Dog, Godlefe's Cuckoo all by Bill Todd.

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