Jamaica Plain

Jim Grant Thriller

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Down & Out Books
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Jim Grant is in Boston on temporary assignment from England and his instructions are simple: don’t get involved and keep out of trouble. But for Grant, keeping out of trouble isn’t an option. Never was and never will be.

 

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

 

First thing Jim Grant does when he lands in Boston is buy a map. Second thing is get laid. The third is almost get himself blown up interviewing Freddy Sullivan, the prisoner he came all the way from Yorkshire to question. Despite being ordered to leave, Grant continues to investigate with the help of veteran detective Sam Kincaid and troubled ex-marine John Cornejo. Until Grant discovers the truth behind Sullivan’s activities. A truth that leads to a deadly race against time and an explosive climax.

 

Praise for the books by Colin Campbell:

 

“Very real. And very good.” —Lee Child

 

“A cop with a sharp eye, keen mind, and a lion’s heart.” —Reed Farrel Coleman

 

“Campbell writes smart, rollercoaster tales with unstoppable forward momentum and thrilling authenticity. The Resurrection Man series is a blast.” —Nick Petrie

 

“Grim and gritty and packed with action and crackling dialogue.” —Kirkus Review, for Jamaica Plain

 

“Action packed. Tough-as-nails. The pages fly like the bullets, fistfights and one-liners that make this one of my favourite books of the year. Top stuff!” —Matt Hilton

 

“Campbell’s wry maverick Grant never fails to entertain.” —Kirkus Review, for Montecito Heights

 

“Sets up immediately and maintains a breakneck pace throughout. Its smart structure and unrelenting suspense will please Lee Child fans.” —Library Journal Review

 

“Harkens back to the gritty action series of the 70s and 80s, with a stylish noir voice.” —Kirkus Reviews, for Adobe Flats

 

“Crackerjack entertainment: taut, gritty and full of devilish twists.” —Kirkus Reviews, for Snake Pass

 

“Hard-hitting action and Grant’s dry wit make this a rollicking good time.” —Library Journal Review

 

“Campbell’s Beacon Hill is a great tale of violence and intrigue, stretching across the Atlantic and back again. In it, Jim Grant proves he is the real deal.” —Reed Farrel Coleman

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Down & Out Books
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Feb 25, 2019
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Saving a senator's daughter from LA's porn industry is one gig that needs serious discretion. But discretion is not Jim Grant's specialty.

Los Angeles, California

It's not long before Grant finds himself on live television busting an armed robbery, spreading his arms wide to show he's unarmed--the same pose that earned him the nickname "Resurrection Man" in Boston.

The spotlight may be good for Grant's profile, but it's bad for his health. The Dominguez drug cartel is looking for him, and his work for the senator has uncovered a ring of dirty cops who want him out of the way. Helped by an ex-cop working on CSI: NY and hindered by a film crew that wants to make him a reality television star, Grant must tread carefully. In the city of angels corruption runs deep, loyalty is fragile, and justice is hard to find.

Praise for Colin Campbell

"Very real. And Very good." --Lee Child

Praise for the Jim Grant Thriller Series

"A cop with a sharp eye, keen mind, and a lion's heart." --Reed Farrel Coleman, for Jamaica Plain

"Campbell writes smart, rollercoaster tales with unstoppable forward momentum and thrilling authenticity. The Resurrection Man series is a blast." --Nick Petrie, for Beacon Hill

"Grim and gritty and packed with action and crackling dialogue." --Kirkus Review, for Jamaica Plain

"Action packed. Tough-as-nails. The pages fly like the bullets, fistfights and one-liners that make this one of my favourite books of the year. Top stuff " --Matt Hilton, for Jamaica Plain

"Campbell's wry maverick Grant never fails to entertain." --Kirkus Review, for Montecito Heights

"Sets up immediately and maintains a breakneck pace throughout. Its smart structure and unrelenting suspense will please Lee Child fans." --Library Journal Review, for Snake Pass

"Harkens back to the gritty action series of the 70s and 80s, with a stylish noir voice." --Kirkus Reviews, for Adobe Flats

"Crackerjack entertainment: taut, gritty and full of devilish twists." --Kirkus Reviews, for Snake Pass

"Hard-hitting action and Grant's dry wit make this a rollicking good time." --Library Journal Review, for Snake Pass

"Campbell's Beacon Hill is a great tale of violence and intrigue, stretching across the Atlantic and back again. In it, Jim Grant proves he is the real deal." --Reed Farrel Coleman
It starts as a mission to honor a fallen comrade. It becomes a mission for justice.


On a personal journey to return an heirloom to the father of his former colleague and lover, Jim Grant isn’t sure what to expect in the dusty flatlands of Texas. He isn’t expecting trouble from the local cowboys, but trouble is what he gets. With instincts honed from years as a covert operator, Grant is a small town’s last hope against an army of good old boys and a violent kingpin who has everything to lose. And if he manages to keep his boots above ground he may just be able to lay to rest the memory of a soldier who died too soon.


Praise for the books by Colin Campbell:


“Very real. And very good.” —Lee Child

 

The Resurrection Man Series

 

“A cop with a sharp eye, keen mind, and a lion’s heart.” —Reed Farrel Coleman

 

“Campbell writes smart, rollercoaster tales with unstoppable forward momentum and thrilling authenticity. The Resurrection Man series is a blast.” —Nick Petrie

 

“Grim and gritty and packed with action and crackling dialogue.” —Kirkus Review, for Jamaica Plain

 

“Action packed. Tough-as-nails. The pages fly like the bullets, fistfights and one-liners that make this one of my favourite books of the year. Top stuff!” —Matt Hilton

 

“Campbell’s wry maverick Grant never fails to entertain.” —Kirkus Review, for Montecito Heights

 

“Sets up immediately and maintains a breakneck pace throughout. Its smart structure and unrelenting suspense will please Lee Child fans.” —Library Journal Review

 

“Harkens back to the gritty action series of the 70s and 80s, with a stylish noir voice.” —Kirkus Reviews, for Adobe Flats

 

“Crackerjack entertainment: taut, gritty and full of devilish twists.” —Kirkus Reviews, for Snake Pass

 

“Hard-hitting action and Grant’s dry wit make this a rollicking good time.” —Library Journal Review

 

“Campbell’s Beacon Hill is a great tale of violence and intrigue, stretching across the Atlantic and back again. In it, Jim Grant proves he is the real deal.” —Reed Farrel Coleman

 

The UK Crime Novels

 

“This is police procedural close-up and personal. A strong debut with enough gritty realism to make your eyes water, and a few savage laughs along the way.” —Reginald Hill, for Through the Ruins of Midnight

 

“An excellent story well told. A mixture of The Choirboys meets Harry Bosch.” —Michael Jecks

 

“Campbell’s 30 years as a Yorkshire policeman infuse this unusual procedural with grim reality and the harsh humor that helps keep the coppers sane.” —Kirkus Review, for Blue Knight White Cross

 

“Every detail feels authentic, and Campbell’s dark, muscular prose suggests the best pulp writers of the ’50s.” —Kirkus Review, for Northern Ex

Saving a senator's daughter from LA's porn industry is one gig that needs serious discretion. But discretion is not Jim Grant's specialty.

Los Angeles, California

It's not long before Grant finds himself on live television busting an armed robbery, spreading his arms wide to show he's unarmed--the same pose that earned him the nickname "Resurrection Man" in Boston.

The spotlight may be good for Grant's profile, but it's bad for his health. The Dominguez drug cartel is looking for him, and his work for the senator has uncovered a ring of dirty cops who want him out of the way. Helped by an ex-cop working on CSI: NY and hindered by a film crew that wants to make him a reality television star, Grant must tread carefully. In the city of angels corruption runs deep, loyalty is fragile, and justice is hard to find.

Praise for Colin Campbell

"Very real. And Very good." --Lee Child

Praise for the Jim Grant Thriller Series

"A cop with a sharp eye, keen mind, and a lion's heart." --Reed Farrel Coleman, for Jamaica Plain

"Campbell writes smart, rollercoaster tales with unstoppable forward momentum and thrilling authenticity. The Resurrection Man series is a blast." --Nick Petrie, for Beacon Hill

"Grim and gritty and packed with action and crackling dialogue." --Kirkus Review, for Jamaica Plain

"Action packed. Tough-as-nails. The pages fly like the bullets, fistfights and one-liners that make this one of my favourite books of the year. Top stuff " --Matt Hilton, for Jamaica Plain

"Campbell's wry maverick Grant never fails to entertain." --Kirkus Review, for Montecito Heights

"Sets up immediately and maintains a breakneck pace throughout. Its smart structure and unrelenting suspense will please Lee Child fans." --Library Journal Review, for Snake Pass

"Harkens back to the gritty action series of the 70s and 80s, with a stylish noir voice." --Kirkus Reviews, for Adobe Flats

"Crackerjack entertainment: taut, gritty and full of devilish twists." --Kirkus Reviews, for Snake Pass

"Hard-hitting action and Grant's dry wit make this a rollicking good time." --Library Journal Review, for Snake Pass

"Campbell's Beacon Hill is a great tale of violence and intrigue, stretching across the Atlantic and back again. In it, Jim Grant proves he is the real deal." --Reed Farrel Coleman
A heartwarming, true story about George, a rescue dog who helps his owner rediscover love and happiness. Marley & Me meets Tuesdays with Morrie and The Art of Racing in the Rain--get your tissues ready, animal lovers!

After Colin Campbell went on a short business trip abroad, he returned home to discover his wife of many years had moved out. No explanations. No second chances. She was gone and wasn’t coming back. Shocked and heartbroken, Colin fell into a spiral of depression and loneliness.
Soon after, a friend told Colin about a dog in need of rescue—a neglected 140-pound Newfoundland Landseer, a breed renowned for its friendly nature and remarkable swimming abilities. Colin adopted the traumatized dog, brought him home and named him George. Both man and dog were heartbroken and lacking trust, but together, they learned how to share a space, how to socialize, and most of all, how to overcome their bad experiences. At the same time, Colin relived childhood memories of his beloved grandfather, a decorated war hero and a man who gave him hope when he needed it most.

Then everything changed. Colin was offered a great new job in Los Angeles, California. He took George with him and the pair began a new life together on the sunny beaches around L.A. George became a fixture in his Hermosa Beach neighborhood, attracting attention and giving affection to everyone he met, warming hearts both young and old. Meanwhile, Colin headed to the beach to rekindle his love for surfing, but when George encountered the ocean and a surfboard for the first time, he did a surprising thing—he jumped right on the board. Through surfing, George and Colin began a life-altering adventure and a deep healing process that brought them back to life. As their story took them to exciting new heights, Colin learned how to follow George’s lead, discovering that he may have rescued George but that in the end, it was George who rescued him.
Free Days with George is an uplifting, inspirational story about the healing power of animals, and about leaving the past behind to embrace love, hope and happiness.
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