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Smile of the Viper(2012)
(The first book in the Jack Barclay series)
A novel by Harry Dunn
A Jack Barclay novelLondon private investigator Jack Barclay is on the trail of financier Tom Stanton who has disappeared with 1million of clients' money, leaving his desperate wife and children behind.
Stanton's Parisian mistress, Danielle, is also involved with the boss of a drug smuggling cartel and Stanton is seduced into laundering money for them. When 4million of drugs cash goes missing and Tom is the suspect, he and Danielle go on the run.
The stakes are raised with the kidnapping of Stanton's daughter, and Jack finds himself in a race to find Stanton before the mob do. As he hunts him down, he uncovers a nightmare world of torture, betrayal and murder, putting his own life in danger.
Jack quickly realises those who enter the netherworld of the Russian mafia may not get out alive.
'A dark and captivating thriller.'Crime Book Club
"A spectacular and enthralling first book" Lindeman's Wine and Book Club
'The plotting was excellent throughout and genuinely gripping.'
Raven Crime Reads
'This is an impressive debut with a storyline that is easy on the brain,but convoluted enough to keep you interested to the very end'' Crime Fiction Lover
' A real treat of a book this. Here's hoping Smile of the Viper is the first in a long line of Jack Barclay novels.'Ian Ayris
'It had a great crime and the characters seemed like real people.The book was awesome.'Nouveau Novels, Canada
'Action packed thriller with a great storyline which sublimely moves the action
between London and Paris via Mexico. A gripping finale.'AMW Books
'I really liked this and I will really look forward to the next book especially if it features Jack Barclay again.'Best Crime Books
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September 2012 : UK Paperback
September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
September 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition