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Monday 24 August 2015

‘The Dawnlands Catch’ by Sam Audley

Published by Sa Creative Ltd,
12 July 2014.
ISBN: 978-1-5010-1908-1

Maria Ruiz’s instincts tell her that IT billionaire Randall Hawke isn’t to be trusted. But what catch could there be in his charitable setting up of companies for three young entrepreneurs...?

This business thriller introduces us to FBI agent Maria Ruiz, and her determined quest to bring Hawke down, no matter how important he is. The book moves between Maria and the people involved with Hawke: two of the young entrepreneurs, Tim and John, who gradually realise there’s a deadly purpose behind Hawke’s generosity; Hawke’s childhood friend, now his lawyer, Joe George; and Joe’s friend Snowy, who sympathises with Joe and Hawke’s motives, but fears the consequences. The novel begins with a kidnapping and murder, and events rapidly escalate to a good body-count. The FBI and business scenes are convincingly done, with Ruiz and her colleagues balancing the need to act with the need for solid proof. 

A business thriller with an unusual motive behind the skulduggery.
Reviewer Marsali Taylor

Sam Audley’s first book  The Dawnlands Catch is her first thriller and is inspired by the geopolitical events which shape our world.   Sam Audley’s books handle bold themes directly impacting international business and finance, a sector she has worked in for many years.  She draws on her extensive travels and knowledge of other countries, cultures and languages.  These form the themes that run through her books. Her second book Vulture River was released ealry 2015.  She lives with her husband just outside London in the United Kingdom.

Marsali Taylor grew up near Edinburgh, and came to Shetland as a newly-qualified teacher. She is currently a part-time teacher on Shetland's scenic west side, living with her husband and two Shetland ponies. Marsali is a qualified STGA tourist-guide who is fascinated by history, and has published plays in Shetland's distinctive dialect, as well as a history of women's suffrage in Shetland. She's also a keen sailor who enjoys exploring in her own 8m yacht, and an active member of her local drama group.  Marsali also does a regular monthly column for the Mystery People e-zine.

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