Thriller Thursday: Run and Hide #thriller


This week’s teaser is from the upcoming new thriller from the author of the bestselling Tom Gray series.

By Alan McDermott

It hadn’t been hard to find Rees Colback. The electronic trail he’d left all over New York had been easy to follow, and he was now walking down Fifth Avenue without a care in the world.

If only he knew.

The hunt was always easier when the prey didn’t know they were in the crosshairs. A deer might be naturally cautious and take heed of every twig snapping in the undergrowth, but a man with no known enemies was oblivious to the dangers around him.

And they were closing in.

The rider watched him stop and admire the display in a department store window, one of millions of people in New York City, going about his business unaware that death was stalking him. For most, the end came naturally, but Rees Colback was a marked man. Someone had decided that his time on the planet should come to a halt, and now it was all about waiting for the right moment.

She sat astride a powerful motorcycle at the side of the road, a hundred yards behind Colback. Any closer and he might notice the machine and spook, so giving him a head start was the best option for now. On foot he’d have no chance of outrunning the mechanical beast, making patience the order of the day.

The strike would come, she could sense it. It was only a matter of when.

Lifting the visor of her helmet, she scanned the avenue: nothing out of the ordinary, no threats sensed. Simply a huge crowd enjoying another sweltering evening in Midtown Manhattan.

A black SUV crept around the corner. Nothing sinister in that, but when it stopped and a the passenger got out and walked purposefully toward Colback, she knew it was time to move.

That was when a yellow cab chose the most inopportune time to double-park and drop off a fare. Trapped between it and the sidewalk, she kicked out angrily at the cab’s door. The driver rolled down his window to yell at her, but the rider wasn’t listening. The man from the SUV was closing in on Colback and that was all that mattered.

The cab driver was still shouting and gesticulating, but the rider wasn’t hanging around. She had business to attend to. She twisted the throttle and the bike leaped onto the sidewalk, scattering pedestrians in her way. Others were slower to react, making it difficult to avoid striking them with the heavy street bike. At the first opportunity, she cut back off of the sidewalk and onto the crowded avenue.

Now Colback was struggling with the man as the big SUV pulled up to join the fight.

Eva Driscoll hated being right.

About this thriller

Run and Hide is the first novel in a new series by acclaimed bestselling thriller author Alan McDermott. This new thriller will be available on Amazon on August 22.

There’s only so long you can run for your life.

Eva Driscoll is used to chasing down bad guys, but now the bad guys are chasing her. She knows they won’t stop until she’s dead.

After her brother is killed in a faked suicide, Driscoll teams up with ex-soldier Rees Colback, the one person who can help her find answers. Together they’re determined to uncover why members of his Special Forces squad are dying in mysterious circumstances.

But with every agency in the country in hot pursuit, their only choice is to flee.

The clock is ticking. They can’t run forever. It’s time to make a choice: kill or be killed…

You can pre-order it from Amazon.

About the author

Alan McDermott is a husband, father to beautiful twin girls, and a full-time author. Alan lives in the south of England, and in 2014 he swapped writing critical application for the NHS to penning thrillers that have gone on to sell close to a million copies. His debut novel, Gray Justice, was well received and earned him membership of Independent Authors International. That book launched in July 2011, and by the time he’d written the follow-ups, Gray Resurrection and Gray Redemption, it had attracted the attention of a major publisher. Alan signed with Thomas & Mercer in 2013 and has now written six novels in the Tom Gray series and a spinoff called Trojan. Alan’s eighth novel introduces a new female lead.

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