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Army of One

Introducing Joe Beck

The first book in the Joe Beck thriller series

Ex-cop Joe Beck is a private eye, but not the typical type. He's unlicensed. His office is his cell phone. And his methods are outwith the law. The gun he carries is unregistered, its serial number is filed off. And he's never one to shy away from a fist fight. He doesn't often take liberties and he never takes prisoners.

He's in McAllen, Texas, for the funeral of an old friend who, he heard, took his own life. He bumps into a beautiful escort named Sapphire and makes plans to spend the night with her...that is, before they're abducted at gun point and bundled into the back of a black SUV by three men they've never seen before. Three men who know a whole lot more about Joe Beck's dead friend than they ought to.

How will Joe Beck react? What do the men want with him? And what do they know about his friend?

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5-star rating

"Fantastic book. I am looking forward to the next instalment! If you enjoy Grisham/Clancy etc, pick it up!"


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"Absolutely great. Characters are mysterious and the settings are vivid. In some chapters, I felt like I was actually there! Would highly recommend this book."


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"Alastair Brown has woven a masterpiece here that will make you feel part of everything that’s going on in the story. The descriptions are well done, settings vivid as well, and he also uses characters well crafted to fit the role that he gives them in the story. It is a pure work of creativity and also tends to expose the evil that does happen in the society and goes unpunished. Its creativity at its best and one can feel and visualize what happens in the criminal world which he is out to expose."


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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?"


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