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Army of One

Introducing Joe Beck

Joe Beck Book #1 | Available for Kindle

137 Reader Reviews

"A terrific start to a great new series."

About the book

Joe Beck is a private eye, but not the typical type. He's unlicensed. His office is his cell phone. The gun he carries is unregistered, and his methods are beyond the law.

Standing at 6'5" and weighing 275lbs, he's model cop gone renegade - a man who drifts around, roaming the length and breadth of America righting wrongs and reaping riches whilst serving up his own hard brand of vigilante justice.

In Army of One, he's in McAllen, Texas, - a city not too far from the US-Mexico border - for the funeral of an old friend who, he heard, took his own life. While in town, he soon bumps into a beautiful escort named Sapphire, who mistakes him for somebody else. They make plans to spend the night together, holed up in a nearby motel.

But things don't go as planned.

They’re soon abducted at gunpoint and bundled into the back of a black SUV by a sinister group of men they've never seen before.

Under orders of a man known only as 'The Chairman,' the men drive them out to a desolate stretch of land in the dark Texan desert where a gut-wrenching discovery, a hand-dug grave and a harrowing demise awaits.

How will Joe Beck react? What do the men want with them? And what horrors will come to light in the dark of the Texan night?

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"The start of the book hooks you right in, two deaths and Joe Beck at a funeral wondering what had happened to one of his best friends.  A friend who he would call a brother, did his friend commit suicide or was this a murder?"


Amazon ebook edition (ASIN: B083NCF59X) - published by Ablaze Books in January 2020

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