Saturday, March 26, 2016

New Kiwi Crime: THE SERVICE: WARLOCK by Angus McLean

In one of those uncanny timing things that can happen in life, a New Zealand crime writer has released a new crime tale about Serbian war criminals living in Auckland the very week that former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžić has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for war crimes.

Angus McLean is the pseudonym of a New Zealand police officer who writes indy-published thrillers in his spare time. He's written five books in his 'Chase Investigations' series about married private eyes in Auckland. McLean has also written books in a couple of other series, the Nicky Cooper mysteries and The Division series. McLean says of his writing, "If you're looking for a literary genius, you've come to the wrong place buddy. But if you're looking for an entertaining time, then hell,come on in..."

Here's the blurb for his new book:

144 civilians were slaughtered when a Serbian unit wiped out their village 20 years ago, in a dirty war where brutality was the norm. 

The Serb commander of the dreaded Red Wolves escaped from The Hague and has been hunted ever since. Now a single slip of the tongue has set off alarm bells. Could Josef Durakovic, wanted war criminal, really be hiding out in Auckland? 

Charlie Nickals of the Security Intelligence Service is handed the reins for his first big op, and with promotion on the cards, the pressure is on to pull off a major coup. With unwanted assistance from Special Forces, and utilising all their skills at covert surveillance, Charlie leads a small team of spies to recapture one of the most wanted mass murderers on the globe. 

Charlie knows that if a monster is living among the innocent, then he needs to be fast, accurate and ruthless. One wrong step and blood will be spilled. He can't afford to screw this up, or more innocents will die. 

The SIS team have one focus: identify and neutralise war criminal Josef Durakovic. 

Code name, Warlock. 

If that sounds like it's up your alley, or your cup of tea, then you can grab Angus McLean's newsy novella (it's a lean 108 pages) on Amazon Kindle for a 99-cent song.

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