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.
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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 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.
[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. The only thing he has left to hold on to is the maxim instilled in him by his typically English mother - "to keep a stiff upper lip".
I thought that the English setting was adroitly created; it felt very true to life. The portrayal of a large public school was expertly achieved, as was that of upper class pursuits such as attending horse races and lavish dinners in country houses.
The writing style of Consequences fits the content, as it matches the character of narrator Jack. I found the character of Jack sympathetic in his efforts to better himself and to act honourably in all circumstances. He is contrasted with his best friend, Rupert, who fits the type of the carefree playboy. Rupert's actions are the ones that have the biggest - and ultimately the most shocking - impact on the characters. I also found Anne, who was a love interest for both men, to be a convincingly depicted protagonist.
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. There is a second Jack Turner novel for those who enjoy this one. Boyd is a good author with a firm grasp of character and incident.
The book can purchased at: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075PFQCVD