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Published by Strident Publishing Ltd, 29
September 2017. ISBN 978-1-910829-17-2
Furthest Reaches is the second in the Craig McIntyre series.
After months on the run Craig is finally trapped and returned to the
custody of his powerful adversary, Senator Tampoline, whose main aim in life
had been to harness Craig’s unusual mental powers and convert him into a remote
explains to Craig that a shadowy group, Factor, is intent on ruining the
national economy. Factor has sabotaged a large percentage of The States oil
reserves. They have also kidnapped an Iranian involved in vital
negotiations to supply the US with the extra oil that is now urgently needed to
keep the country running. Tampoline urges Craig to neutralize Factor. He wants
the Iranian freed and the leader of Factor killed. Craig, who distrusts
Trampoline, is reluctant to help. But when Tampoline makes it clear that
Craig’s ex-girlfriend, Linda, and his friend Charlie will die horrible deaths
if he doesn’t cooperate, he realizes that he must do as he’s been asked.
frees Craig who then teams up with Martyn, an ex-Factor operative, and the two
of them set about the task of finding and freeing the Iranian. Their task
is complicated by copious quantities of men in suits who could be working for
any one of about a dozen intelligence agencies, not to mention members of
Factor, all of whom seem hell-bent on stopping them. At a terrible cost to
himself, Craig has learnt how to control his disruptive influence over others,
and this is something he does on more than one occasion. As the tale
reaches its climax Craig and Martyn are helped by Mary-Anne, a delightful old
lady whom many would love to have as a friend.
Brown is a master of deception. Furthest
Reaches is a fast moving, action packed tale that is darker and more
devious than Darkest Thoughts, the
first book in the series. There are so many unexpected twists that the story
you finish is radically different from the one you started out with. Once
again Craig’s fate is left unresolved. Will the powers that have so cruelly and
unashamedly manipulated him ever allow him to lead a decent life? We will
have to read Deepest Wounds, the last
book in the trilogy, to find out
splits his time between the UK, the U.S.A. and Spain. Gordon once quit his job
in London to fly across the Atlantic to be with his future wife. He has also
delivered pizzas in Toronto, sold non-alcoholic beer in the Middle East,
launched a creativity training business called Brain Juice and floated a
high-tech company on the London Stock Exchange. He almost had a toy launched by
a major toy company, has an MBA, loves music, is a DJ on local radio, compered
the main stage at a two-day music festival and was once booed by 49,000 people
while on the pitch at a major football Cup Final. Gordon has been writing since
his teens and has four books published – his latest, Furthest Reaches, being the second in the Craig McIntyre series
with book 3 out in February 2018. Gordon also helped found Bloody Scotland –
Scotland’s International Crime Writing Festival. He’s married with two children
and lives in Scotland.
Angela Crowtheris a retired scientist. She
has published many
scientific papers but, as yet, no crime fiction. In her spare time Angela
belongs to a Handbell Ringing group, goes country dancing and enjoys listening
to music, particularly the operas of Verdi and Wagner.