A detailed book looking at a former SAS operative who ‘loses his mind’ and goes to re discover himself via an expedition to Antartica,while doing this he thinks he has uncovered a massive conspiracy involving his former colleagues and broadcasts it online......his former colleagues are now after him,the hunter has become the hunted. Told in only a way someone with real experience in all these things,as the author has,can have it is at times a complex story but intriguing told with great descriptions
by NetGalley review
A really enjoyable read from start to finish. Well informed, descriptive,brutal and gripping. A great first novel and i look forward to reading the next instalment.
by Danny Woods
What an amazing nail biter!! Considering this is Ray's first novel it is a belter of a read. I was interested in learning that he has actually been to the Arctic and Antarctic so a lot of what he writes is from his personal experiences and hardships. When I found out that he had also been in the UK Special Forces it was even more gripping... Cracking read with a plethora of twists and turns...
by Fiction Fan!
An excellent read, captivating and exciting throughout, kept me on the edge of my seat. Very well written at points I could imagine the cold of the Antarctic. Would highly recommend to while away the hours of lockdown.
I think we’ll be reading more about Harry Decker. There’s a lot going on with Harry so making the story this readable is quite an achievement. You can’t write a book like this without knowing what you are on about.
What an original plot! The author sets the scene as to what true events the novel is inspired by, then overdrive! This book is crafted with an overarching conspiracy plot that weaves us in-and-out of the main characters past and complex present that drives him. It's a thriller engine with unexpected twists and turns, double-cross, deceit and tragedy. Told in a way only a former SAS man and Polar explorer could articulate, I was blown away by Ray Carole's debut novel. I agree with a comment I've seen that this is the next Bourne Identity! Well done Sir!
Ray Carole could be the real-life Jack Reacher in Author guise. A former SAS Sergeant drifting through life with no fixed abode, car, bike, girlfriend or any real belongings of value - except a few Moleskine's, one Macbook-Pro and a desire to pen his thrillers and season series scripts.
He has raced 400-miles to the North Pole, walked 715-miles solo to the South that inspired The Clinic while creating several Start-Ups. Any evidence of this man's 10-year SAS past is rotten away in a damp warehouse. As his port collection matures, the medals gather rust and his photo's fade - just like his memories that he has still managed to transport into his debut novel.
Ray's current vendetta in life isn't terrorists, ex-girlfriends or parking patrol officers, but unfinished business in the coldest place on planet earth. In Nov 2021 he plans to be the first person to ever walk 1600-miles solo across Antarctica with no support in 90-days, as he continues to fear normality and write his sequel 'The Trace.'
Ray lives in Poole apparently and has been seen out running and pumping iron again. There was one confirmed sighting of him playing golf, but we don't talk about that. Or the fact he hates being in his 40's, dances like his dad and has a BMW 1 series with 130,000 miles on the clock.