I’ve got a new book out. You may have noticed this if you’re a Facebook friend or follow me on Twitter.

I can’t speak for other writers but I know how I feel when a new title is released.

In a word, terror.

Once it’s printed, bound and distributed there’s no going back. There’s no further tweaking, no further correcting, no further rewriting. The story that began as a notion and grew into a book will now succeed or fail in the eyes of readers.

THE JANUS RUN is something of a gamble. It’s not set in Glasgow, or even Scotland. It’s not even in this collection of nations we call Britain. It’s set in New York.

And I hope I’ve pulled it off. I like to think I have.

A good friend of mine spent a number of years there and she told me I’ve managed it, which is a relief.

The reviews have been spectacular, which is also something of a relief.

Here’s a sample of some of them:

Scots Whay Hae called it “a proper page-turner thriller, pure and simple – enthralling from start to finish.”

You’ll find the full review here:


Live and Deadly said Tense, full of action and packed with double dealing and intrigue, this is a first class read that leaves you wanting more.”


Undiscovered Scotland said “This is a book that sinks its teeth into its readers like a Rottweiler and simply never lets go”


Liz Loves books said “An intelligent character driven novel, one that leaves you wanting more”


Simply Suze Reviews said: The action begins on the first page and doesn’t let up until the last.”


Raven Crime Reads said “the characterisation was first class, and supported by whip-smart dialogue”


Chapter In My Life said “Authentically brutal, powerfully plotted and perfectly executed The Janus Run will be ringing in your ears for a long time after you turn the last page!”