by Ted Tayler Publish: May 11, 2020Crime FictionThrillersSuspense
Will the frantic search for DI Suzie Ferris and her kidnapper have a successful outcome?
Can Gus end the careers of the corrupt senior officers behind her disappearance?
Despite everything the Crime Review Team has another cold case to unravel.
Dennis Gates was shot dead in August 2010. His killer was never found.
The team members have their own crises to face. Will they buckle under the pressure?
Final Deal has two stories woven together to produce a gripping climax not to be missed.
Dennis Gates, a forty-nine-year-old car dealer was murdered in Marlborough, in August 2010. The police believed it was a possible contract killing. A young man drove onto the forecourt of the garage, pulled up by the office door, and calmly walked around the front of the car. Gates came to the door expecting to greet a potential customer, and the killer swung the gun up and fired twice from point-blank range hitting Gates in the throat.”
“Gus Freeman is a great character. He's a recent widower, and retired detective. Gus is a multi-dimensional character who is not only called on to help solve a crime, but also deal with his personal issues. It is always a joy to read this author's stories. He is not just a writer but a great storyteller.”
BIOGRAPHY Ted Tayler is the international best-selling author of The Phoenix series:
“The core message in my Phoenix novels is that justice is not being served today. The Phoenix believes criminals should pay for their crimes; the current system fails to deliver the correct punishment. His fellow Olympus agents help redress the balance.”
December 2019 saw the launch of his latest venture, The Freeman Files:
“With Gus Freeman and his cold case investigations there will be bursts of frantic action, of course, but they will be interspersed with romance, humour and country life. Life is all about balance, isn’t it? Good and evil, love and loss, laughter and tears.”
“I think of myself as a storyteller; with each successive book, I hope I get better at it. I’ve been told the reader feels as if we’re sat across the table from one another, and I’m chatting with them. There’s always a rich vein of material for me to include in my books. There are more stories left to tell.”
Ted Tayler lives in West Wiltshire, England where many of his stories are based. Born in 1945, Ted’s been married to Lynne since 1971. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
The collection so far: -
We'd Like To Do A Number Now (2011)
The Final Straw (2013)
A Sting In The Tale (2013)
Unfinished Business (2014)
The Olympus Project (2014) Phoenix #1
Gold, Silver, and Bombs (2015) Phoenix #2
Nothing Is Ever Forever (2015) Phoenix #3
In The Lap Of The Gods (2016) Phoenix #4
The Price Of Treachery (2016) Phoenix #5
A New Dawn (2017) Phoenix #6
Something Wicked Draws Near (2017) Phoenix #7
Evil Always Finds A Way (2017) Phoenix #8
Revenge Comes In Many Colours (2017) Phoenix #9
Three Weeks In September (2018) Phoenix #10
A Frequent Peal Of Bells (2018) Phoenix #11
Larcombe Manor (2018) Phoenix #12
Fatal Decision (2019) Freeman #1
Last Orders (2020) Freeman #2
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