Troubador Smoke Chase

Released: 28/10/2020

ISBN: 9781838594404

eISBN: 9781838595999

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Smoke Chase


A bomb goes off at the Tobacco Market, London. John Chase, ex-Fusilier and Red Marine, is wrongly arrested. Along with Burns, a union official who has confessed to the bombing, he is taken to The Warrior, a prison hulk moored on the Thames. Discovering that he and Burns are to be murdered, Chase manages to escape to the safe confines of the Warren.

Searching for answers, Chase uncovers a murky world of criminal conspiracy and organised crime. To survive, he must turn to his former army comrades. At close quarters, the melee fighting of the trio is devastating. Will it be enough to save Chase and his family?

The story has a pace and intensity which I have rarely found in an English novel.
The authenticity of the characters gives them an intelligent voice, from a section of society rarely heard from accept through caricature. Great historical and technical detail, overlaid with social realism makes for a great read. John Chase is a new English hero.

by Nigel Cushion

Smoke Chase is a devilishly good historical piece of fiction and a highly entertaining murder mystery. With a somber and socially restless Victorian atmosphere in the background, Mr. Callan 's delightful plot takes us down a twisty path full of finally drawned characters and great dialogues. This was an unputdownable winner from start to finish. To be enjoyed without moderation

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