Writing has been my passion for a long time but it took retirement for me to achieve my ambition.
I live in Laem Mae Phim on the coast in Rayong Thailand.
Most of the day I spend writing when at home. When I am not writing I am travelling the world as background to my books with my beautiful partner Pitsinee.
Through my work as a consultant I have been to many countries and there cities. I have seen firsthand the underworld and witnessed the hardship and poverty that exists in the world today..
Many of the events I write about I have seen and use these experiences as background to my stories.
I am a writer of fiction in e-books, that can be puchased on line at Amazon, Kindle books, Smashwords, Ingramspark and many other reputable book stores.
If you want to sample my work email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a free signed copy of CONSEQUENCES.
BELOW ARE SITES I TRUST AND HELP ME WITH MY WORK. I RECOMMEND THEM TO YOU.
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Honour, duty and keeping a stiff upperlip are seen as essential characteristics of an English gentleman. Lord Jack Turner learns the hard way that the decisions he makes following this tenet has consequences. This is a compelling story of wealth, privilege, power and position have on those born in lesser circumstances. It creates a heady mix of unrequited love, lies, deceit dishonour and love affairs that end in tragic circumstances.
Feeling alone and insecure after the death of his friends Jack Turner receives a letter. He can't deal with it, he hasn’t the experience, he needs help. Susan Taylor, is a lawyer and a baroness. Working together they fall in love. Susan has a secret Jack discovers. He asks Mel Doyle, a special services soldier once his bodyguard to help. What he finds leads them into London’s seedy underworld and danger. Jack, Susan and Doyle risk everything to resolve it.
If you like Stuart Wood and the Stone Barrington series you will love this book. Jack's at home, reeling from the shock of the murder of his girlfriend. He receives a telephone call telling him the same is going to happen to him. He knows the threat is from a London gang but, he doesn't know who. He and Mel Dolyle a special forces SAS soldier work together to find the thugs name and hunt him down. Eventually they do, but they missed an important link that puts them and their families in danger.
If you like Jack Reacher you will love Mel Doyle. He is ex-SAS a special forces soldier and as hard as nails. This is his life story and how he met Lord Jack Turner. Go with him on the operations he carried out on behalf of the UK Government. Fight the battles with him and understand his stress. This book takes you there.
Turner and Doyle are running a top secret department within the UK government called SF02. Their remit to takedown enemies of the state.If caught they will be disowned as they are deniable. There is a terrorist cell operating in London. They have already exploded bombs on the London Underground. Doyle's job is to find them and take them out. In tracking them down he uncovers a sub-plot to take out members of the Houses of parliament. Lord Turner is on the list. Who will get there first.
The hazardous journey from Sudan to the United Kingdom results in rape, prostitution and death. Fortunes have been paid to make the journey but that is only a small price to pay for what eventually happens to this family. Lord Jack Turner and Mel Doyle use SF02 resources to track the gang running the illegal operation. What they find is criminals protected by officials that use their power and influence to line their pockets with gold. They will kill to protect their investment.
[Following is an abridged version of the official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Consequences" by Sam Boyd.]
Consequences by Sam Boyd is a short novel following Jack Turner, the son of village shopkeepers, as he makes his way into English high society. Through his education in a well-regarded school and his friendship with high-born Rupert Winstanley, Jack mixes with the upper classes, becoming a successful lawyer and a Lord near the end of the story. The plot traverses a range of events, from Jack's school days and first love, to the beginning of his career and the eventual souring of the close friendship between himself and Rupert. Consequences comes to a swift and dramatic conclusion in which the meaning of the title becomes apparent, leaving a rather regretful and dismayed Jack.
I thought that the English setting was adroitly created; it felt very true to life.
The writing style of Consequences fits the content, as it matches the character of narrator Jack.
I would recommend Consequences for its plot, which was the main draw. I found Jack's narration to be engaging and effortless to read. Readers who enjoy fiction set in England would like this book. as the milieu is accurately captured.
Shelley Mae O'donnell
I really liked it Looking back on our lives always shows us that all of our decisions, be they large or small, have consequences that may be large or small and may show up immediately or experience a slow burn.
Well written from the perspective of a key participant, we follow along the life long journey of a group of friends we can relate to love, loss, and the journey from youth to maturity.
A well written and realistic story of how life decisions have consequences.
The book was certainly a good read. The story was captivating and a page turner. I just kept on reading. Well written characters throughout the book. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
This is a well written and intelligent story about life and how choices made early on, innocent or not, can affect the future in ways that cannot be predicted. The author has created well rounded and realistic characters that leap off the page and ensnare you in the story. The story itself is detailed and imaginative and is full of twists and turns that keeps the reader hooked. This story is not a light, happy read - it is a serious tale of friendship, unrequited love, betrayal, despair and regrets.
The opening book in Sam Boyd’s Jack Turner series introduces Lord Turner as he returns from the funeral of his two closest friends. Coming from humble beginnings, he received a scholarship to a prestigious school where he first met Rupert Winstanley. Throughout their school years they were inseparable. Rupert comes from a wealthy family and introduced Jack to a society of power and wealth. It is there that he met Anne, who would become the love of his life.
After school their paths diverged, with Jack attending Oxford and Rupert heading to Cambridge. While the friendship endured it was never the same. After a major betrayal by Rupert, Jack accepts the situation rather than speaking up and making his feelings known. Actions have consequences and if he had not been so accepting life may have been much different.
This is a tale of unrequited love, lies and betrayal. From the moment I picked this up I was hooked on Jack’s story. From his youthful school days to his rise in business and politics, each choice that he makes has consequences that lead to a tragic ending.
The book can purchased at: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075PFQCVD