Thursday, June 21, 2012

Virtual Book Tour: No Remorse by Ian Walkley


This post is part of a virtual book tour scheduled by Goddess Fish Promotions. Ian will award a $50 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the banner above to see the other stops on his tour--remember, the more places you comment, the better your chances of winning.


Two men, exiles from their respective societies, take conflicting approaches in the quest to regain their place and self-respect, and find themselves at war over a kidnapped girl.

Lee McCloud (“Mac”), a special forces soldier facing trumped-up charges of murder, is forced to work for a mysterious government outfit operating outside the law.

Khalid Yubani, cast out of Saudi Arabia for an offence against another member of the Royal family, seeks revenge through ruthless acts of evil. Engaged in the worst forms of human trafficking, Khalid buys Sophia, the daughter of Mac’s best friend, who has been kidnapped in Mexico. With time running out for Sophia, Mac enlists the help of a beautiful computer genius, a British SAS soldier and a Lebanese fixer to try to find Sophia and save her from the terrifying fate that Khalid has in store.

Although starting the quest as a man with no remorse, Mac gradually discovers a side of himself that he suppressed after witnessing the abduction of his own sister years before.

Dodging assassins, corrupt generals, evil medicos, Mossad agents, corrupt bureaucrats, and sharks, Mac ignores the order to stay out of trouble and follows Sophia’s trail from Mexico to Paris, London and Dubai, and the island of Andaran, where Khalid and his henchmen are waiting…

Enjoy this excerpt from No Remorse:


The long journey had been a nightmare, bouncing along in trucks and noisy cargo planes. First, they had thrown Sophia and Danni into the back of a truck filled with crates of vegetables, barely enough room to move, struggling to breathe in air that reeked like steamed cabbage. Crammed in with them were two others, Jeanette from Toronto, and Erika, from Sweden, who explained in stilted English that she was an exchange student, taken in Mexico City. Jeanette cried as she told them three men grabbed her as she was walking through the grounds of her hotel to the pool. The two bottles of water they’d been given were soon empty, and they sucked water from the lettuce leaves in one of the crates. Sophia tried to reassure the others, to talk her own confidence up. Air trickling in through a small ventilation grill couldn’t disperse the heat and fumes, and after a while Jeanette began to retch. The stench was revolting, and soon all four of them had emptied their stomachs into a plastic bucket they found in the corner.

"I'm so sorry, Sophe." Danni said, as the truck lumbered along. "I wish I'd never suggested we go shopping by ourselves."

Sophia shook her head and held Danni close and said words she was not so sure of herself. "They'll get us back, I'm sure of it." Still, she cursed herself for nagging their parents to let her and Danni go shopping. It should have been safe, only ten minutes from their hotel. But it wasn’t.

About the Author:
Ian Walkley has had a career in social and market research, and has been writing novels, short stories, travel articles and copywriting since 2008. He has co-authored two publications on small business and his first novel, No Remorse, was published in 2012. Ian's screenplay "Deniable Justice" placed fourth in the Writer’s Digest 2011 Competition for best screenplay. Ian has travelled extensively and researched his subject, and brings a knowledge of location and technical detail to the exotic settings and big screen thrills. Ian lives in Brisbane with his wife and three children.

Find the author online at:

http://www.ianwalkley.com
http://www.facebook.com/ianwalkleyauthor
http://www.twitter.com/ianjwalkley

9 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Ian today.

Lyra L7 said...

Hi Ian,
how did you come up with your characters?
I like Mac and as strange as this might sound your villaine, who has quite an interesting past, not that it excuses what he does.

lyra.lucky7ATgmailDOTcom

MomJane said...

This excerpt really makes me want to read the entire book. This was quite a teaser.

Anonymous said...

The teasers have been great! Very intriguing...

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Jibriel said...

It's not a book for the light hearted that's for sure but I would recommend it. So far I'm half through the book and Mac and Sophia grew on me.
Are you planing to write a sequel?

Jibriel.O at web dot de

Catherine Lee said...

Is there a real island named Andaran? I've never heard of it...although that doesn't mean much. I have been to so few places around the world (and even in my own country).
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Ian Walkley said...

Hi everyone,
Thanks for your kind comments.
Lyra - I guess Mac came about because I wanted someone familiar with weapons, sniping and organizing raids on places. It had to be a cop or soldier or ex, I think.
The villain could have been a mega-rich Russian I guess, but when you read the book you'll understand why he needed to be Saudi.
Jibriel, I'm glad you're enjoying it. Yes, the sequel will be out next year sometime. It's in planning stage at the moment while I write my second book.
Cheers, Ian

Ian Walkley said...

Hi Catherine,
There's an island called Anjouan, part of the Comoros group in the Indian Ocean. That is the model for Andaran. I didn't want to use the real island name, because of the implications of the story. But some of the history of Anjouan has been French Colonial, and the culture and setting are closely similar to what I've described.
Cheers,
Ian

marybelle said...

I'm was wondering about the research for the locations in the book. How wonderful to travel for your craft.


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