Mike Walters is a much-travelled management consultant whose debut novel The Shadow Walker is a gripping thriller set in contemporary Mongolia. In charge of a murder investigation is Nergui, a detective as fascinating and mysterious as his country. The Adversary is the second book in this unique series, followed by The Outcast (all Quercus). Writing as Alex Walters, Mike has also produced the crime thriller Trust No One (Avon), featuring Marie Donovan as a police officer working under deep cover who finds she is as much at risk from her colleagues as the gangsters she is trying to infiltrate. Nowhere to Hide (Avon) is Marie’s second adventure among the traffickers of drugs and humans.
Small Mercies (Canelo) is the first of a dramatic new series set in the Peak District featuring DI Annie Delamere of the Derbyshire Major Crimes Team, whose partner is left-wing MP Sheena Pearson. The pair of them are regularly criticized by Annie’s mother, a former Deputy Chief Constable who has become a right-wing pundit.