School should be the safest place in the world. Not this winter.
Detective Michael Yorke faces his most harrowing case yet.
When 12-year-old Paul disappears from school, Yorke's only clue is a pool of animal blood. Fearing the worst, he turns toward the most obvious suspect, recently released local murderer, Thomas Ray.
But as the snow in Salisbury worsens, Ray's mutilated body is discovered, and Yorke is left with no choice but to journey into the sinister heart of a demented family that has plagued the community for generations. Can he save the boy? Or will the evil he discovers change him forever?
The shocking and exhilarating new crime thriller will have you turning the pages late into the night.
Wes Markin is a hyperactive English teacher, who loves writing crime fiction with a twist of the macabre.
Having released ‘The Repenting Serpent,’ sequel to ‘One Last Prayer for the Rays,’ he is preparing to release the third instalment of DCI Michael Yorke’s wild ride, 'The Silence of Severance.' He is also the author of ‘A Lesson in Crime,’ a prequel to his DCI Yorke novels, which takes the reader back to his blood-soaked university days.
Born in 1978, Wes grew up in Manchester, UK. After graduating from Leeds University, he spent fifteen years as a teacher of English, and has taught in Thailand, Malaysia and China. Now as a teacher, writer, husband and father, he is currently living in Harrogate, UK.
Being the stand-in father to a teenage boy is harder than John Lawrence imagined. When Billy and his girlfriend, Rashmi, pull a political stunt at school, the blowback puts his friendship with John to the test. Hiding from the police and media, Billy and Rashmi run away to stay with her grandfather Dave, only to be faced with something far worse.
What does she really know about her grandfather?
Dave is busy trying to save his own skin. After a botched bank robbery, he is on the run himself, hunted by the police as well as ruthless killers.
They’ve left a trail of mutilated bodies across Europe.
Now their hunt for gold and vengeance has brought them to Sydney, and they don’t care how many have to die.
Time is running out…
Can John find Billy and Rashmi before the killers do?
This second John Lawrence novel is an action-packed thriller that will take you on a twisting, white-knuckle ride through a landscape of greed, fear and revenge.
What readers have said:
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A serial killer is on the loose and it appears to be a woman–her target, adulterous businessmen. After picking them up in bars, she brutally tortures her victims before decapitating them.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong detective Johnny Mann is still struggling to deal with his dead father's legacy of corruption and triad involvement. His nemesis CK Leung is determined to bring Johnny into the triad fold and has now deployed the most dangerous weapon–his daughter Victoria–beautiful but deadly.
Falling into a downward spiral, Johnny is on the verge of destroying everything he holds dear while Ruby continues her terrifying murder spree. Johnny needs to pull himself together fast, because Ruby is getting nearer and is closing in for the kill...
A nerve-shredding thriller that will grip fans of James Patterson and Karen Rose
My name is Christian McKie and a few months ago I was killed in military action in Sierra Leone.
I am undercover with the only people who know I am alive.
We were all killed in action.
And now we turn death to our advantage.
We are the Regiment of the Dead.
Just ask Ridley Brone, a California private investigator who returns to his Michigan hometown when he inherits his estranged parents' multimillion dollar estate. The songs his mom and dad wrote made them rich, but their popular karaoke bar, the High Note, made them famous. Now Ridley owns a bar he doesn't have a clue how to manage, and his every effort seems only to further tarnish his parents' legacy.
But when Ridley's old high school love shows up asking for help, and her husband ends up murdered, the karaoke bar feels like vacation compared to the hard job of proving her innocence.
Find out why indie review site, Big Al's Books and Pals, says of Last Call, "This is how a mystery should be plotted.