Sam Boyd was born into a large family of five brothers and five sisters. They lived on a stud farm in North Yorkshire, England, and bred thoroughbred racehorses. Sam’s father was Head Groom, and life was hard but idyllic. Growing up with many brothers and sisters meant there was always competition for food, affection and order. It was expected that as soon as anyone reached the age where they could fly the nest they did.
Two of Sam’s brothers went into the military, serving in special forces with the Army and the Royal Air force. It is from these experiences that the Mel Doyle series is written.
Sam went into industry, rising to become Chairman and CEO of both private and publicly quoted companies. It is where he met representatives from the royal family, government and high society and is the background to the Jack Turner series of novels.
Sam has lived in the United Kingdom and the United States of America and currently resides in Thailand. It is here where he writes novels, edits and proofreads books and provides writing services for clients
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Jack Turner born into a poor family befriends Rupert the only son of the wealthy Winstanley’s. Honour, duty, truth and respect have different meanings to Rupert than Jack. When Jack falls in love with the beautiful Anne Peters these characteristics are important to him and change his relationship with Rupert. Each of them hide behind veils of suppressed emotion masking their true feelings and brings unforeseen consequences.
A letter from a Caribbean Island brings back memories Lord Jack Turner is trying to forget. The contents could drag him into a conflict with the two people he cares for most. Jack seeks advice and asks a woman he believes to be reliable and discreet, a respected colleague in the House of Lords for help. Working with her Jack uncovers a secret from her past that drags him into the criminal London underworld. The letter becomes secondary to staying alive and resolving his partners past.
Jack Turner is a highly respected member of the House of Lords, with a troubled past. He is filled with hatred and wants justice, but means revenge. Tragedy, murder and heartbreak have changed him. Partnering with Mel Doyle he goes in search of the person he thinks is guilty. Chasing a shadow from the London underworld to a castle in Yorkshire he finds he has the wrong man. The person they want is after revenge for an incident at a farmhouse in Ireland that involved him and Doyle many years ago.
If you like Jack Reacher you will love Mel Doyle. He is a former SAS special forces sniper and as hard as nails. This is his autobiography. From birth into a large family in the docklands of Liverpool and escaping the grips of the gangs of Merseyside this book tells as it is. After joining the army and enduring the selection training for the SAS to operations carried out on behalf of the UK Government. The battles he fought and the stress he suffered. It is all laid bare in this book.
Turner and Doyle are running a top secret department within the UK government called SF20. Their remit to take down 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 SF20 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.
A sniper fires into a wedding party. The bullet hits a guest but was it the right person. There are many high profile guests at the wedding, leading Turner and Doyle to think she was not the target. As they investigate another guest is shot. This time a VIP. Was he the real target or are there more to come? The second shooter used a different rifle and ammunition. Does this mean there is more than one sniper out there, and is it a terrorist cell? To get answers Doyle has to go into his past.
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[Following is an abridged version of the official OnlineBookClub.org review
I would recommend the book 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. 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.
This is a well written and intelligent story, a serious tale of friendship, unrequited love, betrayal, despair and regrets.
A story of friendship and betrayal.
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The book reveals the pain and anguish migrants suffer. The book highlights their plight and how they are preyed upon by the Mafia and people with influence.
A harrowing story, well written with strong believable characters.
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