🌟Come and check out some books by Alan Reynolds , description of the books and links below.🌟
Flying with Kites
When you have lost everything, how far would you go?
What would you do to protect your child?
The war in Kosovo has already been relegated to the history books but in his debut novel Alan Reynolds reminds us of the brutality and futility of this tragic conflict.
In a powerful and moving account, we follow the plight of Katya Gjikolli an English teacher who is forced to flee her native village with her baby son after her husband had been captured by Serb forces and believed killed.
Echoing actual events, we are transported through the unforgiving landscape of a Balkan winter, sharing the horror of her brief capture and subsequent escape.
The flight to a squalid refugee camp in Macedonia and subsequent evacuation to the UK are vividly portrayed and we share her anxiety as she is resettled with another refugee and her daughter in a tower block in Newcastle. The story follows the two women’s differing experiences and how they cope with acclimatising to the new culture.
We learn too about the local population and how they are also trying to survive and make the most of their lives which become inexorably intertwined with the refugees.
When you have lost everything …you have nothing to lose
Ithere is a thin divide between brilliance and madness, who is to judge our sanity?
In his second novel, Alan Reynolds follows up the five-star rated Flying with Kites with a gripping psychological thriller, Taskers End.
The story opens with three criminal psychiatrists reviewing the case-notes and background history of Gerald Perry, a wealthy former forensic science student and diagnosed schizophrenic. We learn about his tragic up-bringing and the incident that lead him to be interned to a mental institution indefinitely.
When the decision is eventually made to release him, Gerald assumes a new identity and returns to his family home, Taskers End where he had been brought up by his beloved grand-parents. He soon discovers that in his absence they had died in mysterious circumstances and, using his forensic skills, starts his own investigation with devastating consequences.
Then there is the beautiful Maureen.
For everyone who becomes involved with Gerald Perry life will never be the same again.
Breaking the Bank
In his latest novel, Alan Reynolds has blown the lid off the culture and practices in British Banking that led to the financial crisis of 2008.
The book is set in a fictional Bank in 1997 and follows the exploits of Martin Brazier the manager of a branch in the North of England. We learn at first hand about the pressures exerted by the bullying Regional Director and his relentless drive to achieve targets. The rewards for success are lavish with bonuses and incentive trips; the punishment for failure, humiliation and shame. The resulting behaviours – hedonism, greed and dishonesty are played out in a fast moving thriller which will have readers on the edge of their seats as the story unfolds.
Some in the banking community could well recognise themselves as this work of fiction comes daringly close to the truth.
The Sixth Pillar
There is nothing as tragic as man’s inhumanity to man; what triggers such hatred that some are prepared to give up their own existence to destroy another’s way of life? In his latest action-packed thriller Alan Reynolds explores the conditioning of the jihadists as we follow a young Iraqi, Tariq and his quest for revenge and martyrdom. We also learn about the SAS soldier who has to live with the consequences of war and his own demons of conflict. He attains an odd solace in the isolation of working on a North Sea Oil Rig but, in an almost impossible coincidence, these two worlds collide with explosive results.
This book will be another best seller for Alan I am sure. Set in the sleepy village of Drayburn in the Cotswolds the odd job man returns for his seventh visit, each summer he returns unannounced but the villagers are eager for his return. Michael is very popular with the locals for his general skills for which he takes great pride, some of the lady’s are especially keen for him to return as there is a mystic about him, he is also handsome in a rugged sort of way. I do not want to say too much about the story as it will spoil the plot but if you like action and a bit of romance thrown in I’m sure you will like this book as I do. I have to say I got a bit jaded with reading for a while because some books I bought didn’t hold up to their write-ups but Alan’s new book has revitalised my interest in reading again, thanks Alan.
I absolutely loved this book, it takes you on a journey through the seedy underworld of female trafficing. Its a fast paced thriller that you will not be able to put down. This has to be “the” best thriller I have ever read, I read this book in a day, one of those books you just had to read quickly to discover what happens next. Im looking forward to reading more books by Alan Reynolds.
Valley of the Serpent
The Valley of the Serpent is another sweeping thriller by Alan Reynolds, taking the reader on a roller-coaster journey through the Derbyshire Peak District in the UK, through Switzerland, France and The Northern Territories of Australia.
Young Geologist, Harry Bentham is head-hunted by an unscrupulous mining firm who will stop at nothing to get what they want. Events gradually unfold which lead Harry to question the ethics of the company for whom he is working and their methods in obtaining mining licenses. His actions put him and those around him in grave danger as the consequences of those actions descend rapidly into a question of survival.
n this sequel to the acclaimed novel and Wishing-Shelf Awards finalist, The Sixth Pillar, we again follow the exploits of former SAS officer Rory Calderwood, as he tries to rebuild his life following his time on the North Sea Gas rig. He has now relocated to a seemingly more tranquil area, but an act of extreme bravery leads to a chance meeting with the managing director of a company involved in making weaponry. Rory is soon hired as a security consultant, his key role, to protect them from industrial espionage. The company’s latest invention, under the code-name ‘Hades’, will change modern warfare and there are numerous countries and agencies anxious to get their hands on the plans. What follows is a dramatic account of Calderwood’s attempt to protect his employers, the story weaving from the backstreets of Birmingham to the warring factions of the Middle East. Then there is Natalie, the mysterious international lawyer from Estonia recently employed by the company; where does she fit in, in all the mayhem? Is she really what she seems or a smokescreen? Whatever you do, do not miss the exciting climax that will have readers flipping the pages to reach the conclusion.