Michael Ross – Hand in Glove (Out of Hand Series Book 2) AVAILABLE NOW!
Eighteen months have passed since the concluding scene of Hand Over Fist, and disgraced ex detective Bobby Tanner is enjoying his life in business partnership with entrepreneur John Staples, better known as Pin-up. Bobby lives in an exclusive riverside apartment with the lovely Zoe Jackson and his life has never been better.
Everything is plain sailing until Pin-up calls him into his office with details of an investigation for Bobby to carry out. A few months earlier, famous show business agent Mo Parker was murdered in his country mansion and the police investigation team led by Bobby’s ex colleague, DS Jess Mulligan has got nowhere with its enquiries.
Pin-up is a personal friend of Parker’s most famous client, superstar actress/model Paige Freeman, who feels that large amounts of money, handled for her by Parker, have gone missing. With inside information from Mulligan, Bobby is less constrained by protocol than the detective and, with the help of the former criminal enforcer, Xenon, Bobby is able to pick up a clear thread which leads him to Mo Parker’s killer.
However, as a clearer picture of events emerges, it is obvious that dark forces and motivations lie behind Parker’s death. The identity of the murderer becomes almost incidental as Bobby searches for the truth, and he needs to move quickly if matters are not to spiral completely out of control.
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It was a strange and twisting road that led to the publishing of my second novel.
Born and raised in Bristol, England. I spent my adult life in business, the majority of that time marketing cars. I eventually owned the largest Saab specialist in the world, before a divorce put an end to that part of my life.
This led me to leave Bristol to live halfway up a mountain in the Welsh valleys, start a part time six year English Literature course at Bristol University, and attend creative writing classes in Cardiff.
My interest in English literature flourished and I have won several prizes for my short stories. My first book, ‘Twenty Short Stories – Settling a score,” reached No 6 in the Short Stories Best Sellers and is still available. My second novel, a romantic thriller entitled Hand Over Fist was released earlier this year
Chasing What’s Already Gone evolved from a short story Carpe Diem in my second anthology Twenty One Short Stories. I could not get the two main characters out of my head and I had to find out what happened to them after the end of the short story.
I now live very happily halfway up that mountain in the Welsh Valleys with my wonderful partner, Mari, and our rescue dog, Wolfie.