WRITER OF FAST-PACED ACTION THRILLERS
"SOMETIMES REVENGE JUST ISN'T ENOUGH"
About Alan McDermott
Alan McDermott is a husband, father to beautiful twin girls, and a full-time author. Alan lives in the south of England, and in 2014 he swapped writing critical application for the NHS to penning thrillers that have gone on to sell over a million copies. His debut novel, Gray Justice, was well received and earned him membership of Independent Authors International. That book launched in July 2011, and by the time he’d written the follow-ups, Gray Resurrection and Gray Redemption, it had attracted the attention of a major publisher. Alan signed with Thomas & Mercer in 2013 and has now written six novels in the Tom Gray series and a spinoff called Trojan, which was shortlisted for ITW Best E-book Original Novel award 2018. Alan also has three books in the Eva Driscoll thriller series: Run and Hide; Seek and Destroy and Fight to Survive. His latest release is Motive, his first venture into the British crime scene. Next up will be a Tom Gray prequel, Gray Genesis, out June 4th 2020.
To know that someone has read my work and really enjoyed it is what keeps me writing!
Gray Justice (Tom Gray #1)
When ex-soldier Tom Gray loses his wife and child to a career criminal, it seems life can’t get much worse. But when the killer is let off with time served on remand, Gray knows there is something fundamentally wrong with the justice system. Engaging the help of his ex-SAS buddies, he kidnaps five repeat offenders and asks the public to vote on their fate: Should they be allowed to continue their criminal ways with inadequate punishment, or has Britain had enough? His website attracts a worldwide audience and, although the authorities know where he is, they are powerless to stop him. Can Gray carry out his audacious plan? Will Andrew Harvey and his fellow MI5 operatives find a way to stop him? Gray Justice, the first book in the Tom Gray series, is more than a simple tale of revenge: it’s a rollercoaster ride with an ending you’ll never forget.
Gray Resurrection (Tom Gray #2)
After the terrorist explosion in which he is believed to have died, Tom Gray has been living a quiet life in the Philippines as Sam Grant, under the watchful eye of his government handler, James Farrar. His peace is short-lived; Farrar recruits him for a mission that needs Grant’s particular skills, but fate intervenes when Grant is taken hostage in the southern islands by Abu Sayyaf, a militant organisation, and comes face-to-face with a dangerous former enemy. Gray Resurrection, the second book in the series, is an exciting and fast-paced thriller with an explosive conclusion that reintroduces the inimitable man-of-action, Tom Gray.
Gray Redemption (Tom Gray #3)
A year after he was declared dead and began living under an assumed name in the Philippines, Tom Gray wants his life back… Along with two ex-army buddies and a woman he rescued from terrorists, Gray attempts to make his way home to the UK to clear his name: no easy feat when members of the British government want to kill Gray and his loyal friends, and the long clandestine journey home on a container ship gives Gray’s nemesis, James Farrar, the time to hatch a plot to intercept him. In Gray Redemption, the third book in the popular and action-packed series that began with Gray Justice, the hunted and the hunters converge. Tom Gray’s only hope is to seek the help of an old adversary and pray he still believes in justice.
Gray Retribution (Tom Gray #4)
Tom Gray is enjoying time with his family after the birth of his daughter, now three months old, and just wants an easy home life. However, trouble has a way of finding him. While he is visiting his uncle’s new grocery store, thugs arrive demanding protection money, and in the ensuing fight, Gray is hurt. As he recuperates, Gray learns that a team of friends is facing grave danger on a mission in a tiny war-torn African nation, where an evil warlord is kidnapping boy soldiers to do his work in his bid for supremacy. Gray sets off on a rescue mission, but with his attention now divided between two continents, events are spiraling out of control, and Gray must fight to save all that is dear to him. In Gray Retribution, the fourth book of the popular, action-packed Tom Gray series, suspense builds to an unforgettable ending.
Gray Vengeance (Tom Gray #5)
Da Sunan Annabi has a ruthless new leader whose aim is to train British nationals to bring England to its knees. As their plans unfold with deadly precision and Britain is crippled by a series of attacks, the government is forced to deploy its new secret weapon: a surveillance network that can spy on nearly every human being on earth. It is nearly foolproof—but is it ethical? And does that even matter now? Soon, Tom Gray and his daughter are in the militia’s sights, and their lives depend on Gray finding the man behind the recent atrocities. His desperate search leads him to Africa and Cuba, for a final showdown with an enemy he could never have imagined. Gray Vengeance, the fifth book in the action-packed Tom Gray series, leaves you breathless until the very last page.
Gray Salvation (Tom Gray #6)
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.
When MI5 learns that a horrifying new weapon is in enemy hands, agent Andrew Harvey is called in to track it down before it reaches British soil. The clock is ticking. Andrew and his girlfriend, Sarah, also a secret service operative, have only one lead: a beautiful refugee, desperate not to lose her son. But is she desperate enough to betray everything she believes in? And will she do it in time to help them prevent a terrifying attack? As Andrew and Sarah race to unravel a convoluted web of subterfuge and exploitation, they discover there is more at stake than even they knew. And somewhere, at the heart of it, lurks a faceless enemy, who is prepared to use everything—and everyone—at his disposal.
Run and Hide
Eva Driscoll is used to chasing down bad guys, but now the bad guys are chasing her. She knows they won’t stop until she’s dead. After her brother is killed in a faked suicide, Driscoll teams up with ex-soldier Rees Colback, the one person who can help her find answers. Together they’re determined to uncover why members of his Special Forces squad are dying in mysterious circumstances. But with every agency in the country in hot pursuit, their only choice is to flee. The clock is ticking. They can’t run forever. It’s time to make a choice: kill or be killed…
Seek and Destroy
Eva Driscoll is on the run. She has a new identity, and the best part of $20m liberated from the CIA. Henry Langton is dead but his sinister allies are circling, and not even a presidential pardon can help Eva against an organization that operates above the White House. With agents around the globe and no tactic off limits, Langton’s men are calling the shots. When they track down ex-CIA computer expert Farooq Naser and threaten Andrew Harvey and Tom Gray, Eva knows they will come for her next. She needs to run—and fast—but what chance does one woman have against the most powerful group in the United States, with just a few ex-spooks and a couple of mercenaries on her side? But her pursuers should know that, even backed into a corner, Eva Driscoll is not the kind of prey to give up without a fight. But will it mean hurting those she cares for the most?
Fight to Survive
Eva Driscoll has found a new life in Australia, but dark forces have been watching her every move. When a mission comes up that requires her particular skills, she is forced to co-operate with the organisation she once vowed to destroy. The mission: North Korea. The objective: help a high-ranking official to defect. When she arrives, she discovers a dark secret the state has been hiding from the rest of the world, and Eva is determined to take down those behind it.
Drummed out of the army, Ryan Anderson is looking for a new career. When the opportunity to work for a Manchester gangland figure arises, he jumps at the chance. Retired DCI James Knight is arrested for a murder he swears he didn't commit. Scott Davison is recovering from a traumatic incident when Kelly Stone walks into his life. Is it a chance meeting, or is she part of the past Scott is trying to escape? Karen Harper has killed before, and she’s planning to kill again…and again. Their lives are entwined, and it’s up to Detective Inspector John Latimer to unravel the threads before it becomes personal.
Afghanistan. As the war on terror intensifies, Taliban leader Abdul al-Hussain has plans to turn the tide in his favour. His objective: a US virologist named Miriam Dagher. She’s about to pay a visit to the land of her birth, and al-Hussain has her in his sights. Out to stop al-Hussain is Sergeant Tom Gray, SAS veteran and leader of 8 Troop. His team are tasked with disrupting Taliban operations, snatching high-profile targets and wreaking havoc on enemy supply lines. Their missions are routine, until the Taliban unleashes a new breed of warrior.
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What the readers think
"Very enjoyable, just long enough to keep my attention. I will definitely read the next book, loved the ending without giving anything away!! One of those books that you look forward to picking up. If you like Jack Reacher type, you'll like this!!"
"One of those stories where the hero does just what you wish you could do in the same circumstance, God forbid you found yourself there. Clever, heartbreaking and action packed. Very well written. Can't wait to find out what Gray does next."
"This second novel by Alan Mc Dermott is a real cracker. Tom Gray is taken hostage and reacts in the only way he knows when, with the help of his ex SAS buddies, bullets fly. A thrilling first rate yarn, full of twists and turns as Tom's secret service boss, who has his own personal agenda, seeks to have him and his team killed."
"How on earth this author can keep taking the plot to the next level I will never know! I have been thoroughly entertained from start to finish. The characters are so believable I can literally picture them conversing together and can feel their bond. Can't wait to start book 4."
"I truly was worried that I might be let down after enjoying each of the earlier Gray novels but I was not disappointed. It just meant that I lost more sleep because I just had to get through each encounter. The trouble is each problem/horror/joyous moment links so well that it's difficult to know when to put the book down."
"Brilliantly written, topical story, bang up to date, with a worrying connection to what is happening right now in the real world around us. Really hard to put this book down, must turn the page.....it grips....."
Run and Hide
"Alan McDermott has excelled himself! Run and Hide, the first Eve Driscoll novel, proves to be an excellent yarn. Set in the USA, this fast paced , gritty story not only introduces new, hard nosed characters but leaves you desperately wanting to read the next adventure with Eve Driscoll. This book is harder to put down than the Tom Gray series!"
"I thought this book was actually the best in the Tom Gray series. It was a roller coaster of a read where I felt different emotions throughout the book from frustration at some of the characters to heart felt sadness at the tragic loss of an important someone. The last three chapters had me hooked and I could not put this book down. Emotional, exciting, gripping and a thoroughly good read."
"On recommendation from my daughter read this book and it did not disappoint. It had me hooked from the start and I felt for the character of Tom Gray and his personal struggles. Such an unusual plot with twists and turns - and still did not expect the ending. Set up nicely for the next book which I have already downloaded. Sunlounger, glass of wine lets see what happens next for Tom Gray!!!"
"I wasn't sure this book would be for me. Well Alan McDermott proved me to be wrong. So well written, so descriptive, easy to follow even though. Well it isn't really my first choice of subject matter, but somehow the writer had me from the very start. I loved the characters depicted in the story. I will read more by Alan McDermott."
"A brilliant read. I have read a good number of 'Gray' books by Alan McDermott and I have yet to find a mediocre one. Anyone who enjoys mysteries with a little bit of international terrorism thrown in will absolutely love this book."
Fight to Survive
"First book I have read by this author but certainly not the last. Kept me gripped from start to finish. Very knowledgeable of the subject & the suspense was high-level which meant I just couldn't put it down. Looking forward to downloading more of his books. A definite must ."
Seek and Destroy
"Am a huge fan of this author and he did not disappoint again. A thrilling book from start to finish and really didn’t want to put it down at all, loved the storyline and can’t wait for the next instalment in this series. Had a bit of a tearjerker moment towards the end of the book you feel like you the know the characters but am not gonna spoil any storyline for anyone but for me this is a well worth read, great storyline and a book I couldn’t put down I loved it!"