Fans of non-stop, pulse-pounding action thrillers are thrilled with the arrival of Alan McDermott’s sixth volume in the Tom Gray series, Gray Salvation. Once again, British Intelligence finds its only hope is Tom Gray.
The series began in 2011 with Gray Justice, which has been an Amazon bestseller ever since. Reader demand prompted Alan to create a series, and protagonist Tom Gray literally circling the globe through two installments, Gray Resurrection and Gray Redemption.
“When I started Gray Salvation, I had no idea what Tom’s involvement was going to be. I’ve never been one for plotting out a story, so I pictured an opening scene and wrote ideas for the first three chapters, then went for it. By the time I got to chapter four the ideas were flowing, but it could have gone in one of many directions. When Tom entered the story, I think I showed his strengths. His dedication to his daughter, and also his loyalty to his friends.”
A founder of Independent Authors International, McDermott published the latest in his bestselling Tom Gray series on March 8, and says he’s hard at work on his seventh. However, for that one, Alan says he plans “to give Tom Gray a rest after all he’s been through, not least in Gray Salvation.
“In book seven, I will be focusing on Andrew Harvey, Veronica Ellis and the rest of the MI5 team my readers will be familiar with.”
“The next Tom Gray story is going to be the one that really lets people see how Tom and the gang came to be. I plan to go back to his SAS days with at least one prequel, and I have a few ideas already jotted down. I plan to base the first story around an actual event (don’t know which one, yet) so there’s going to be a lot of research going into that one.”
When the body of an MI5 operative is found floating in the Thames, police frogmen find a significant clue nearby: Nikolai Sereyev, an MI5 informer and mid-level player in a Russian criminal organisation. Both men have been brutally murdered.
Andrew Harvey is tasked with finding his colleague’s killer, and quickly uncovers a plot to assassinate a visiting dignitary on British soil. No sooner has he scraped the surface of the case than the tables are turned and he becomes a pawn in a game of international brinkmanship that leads all the way to the Kremlin.
Harvey’s girlfriend, Sarah, also a secret service operative, is hot on his trail, but when she too becomes compromised, security chief Veronica Ellis knows there is only one man she can turn to. He’s a loose cannon, but she needs his help to rescue her agent and prevent a full-blown international incident.
The trouble is, Tom Gray has gone to ground. Finding him is just the beginning.
This sixth book in the series can be enjoyed equally as a standalone novel.
A Thomas & Mercer publication, Gray Salvation is available exclusively on Amazon.