Conception: Birth of ‘The Phoenix’
Today’s Free Kindle eBook: Conception: Birth of ‘The Phoenix’
A compilation of the two novels that preceded ‘The Phoenix’ series. Catch up with the story so far. What moulded the character of the main male protagonist of the series that features this vigilante killer?In ‘The Final Straw’ – an only child, unloved and unwanted by his parents, Colin Bailey is a bitter, emotionally damaged young man, hell bent on exacting revenge on anyone who has stopped him becoming the person he believes he was destined to be. What sets Colin apart is his intellect and meticulous planning. Detective Phil Hounsell pursues his man relentlessly, while trying to avoid the small town in which he works sliding further and further into the grip of two rival gangs.A devastating event in Colin’s life provides the final straw that herald’s a bloodbath. Can Phil prevent it happening or will he too be a victim?This tale of revenge spans almost two decades, yet the police are chasing shadows; it builds in pace and tension to a thrilling climax against the backdrop of a seemingly quiet West Country town.’Unfinished Business’ sees Colin Bailey return to the UK after almost a decade abroad. With a new name and a new face he still has scores to settle. His meticulous planning takes him ingeniously across Scotland and the North of England ticking names off his list with the police completely baffled.DCI Phil Hounsell pitted his wits against Colin before and so he is sent to Durham where he teams up with super intelligent young DS Zara Wheeler; together they track their man to Manchester and then eventually south to Bath. The final scenes take place on the streets of the Roman city; Phil Hounsell’s family is threatened and in a dramatic conclusion reminiscent of Holmes and Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls, the two men struggle above the foaming waters of the historic Pulteney weir. Will either man survive?Follow Colin Bailey’s adventures as ‘The Phoenix’. He would be disappointed if you didn’t.vigilante justice, crime thriller, family tragedy, murder mystery, revenge, suspense, action adventure
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