Mickey Bale, a Met close protection officer, wants revenge on the mafia family who killed his sister. First in The Protector, a gripping British thriller series from Anthony Riches.
'Nemesis is a full-throttle adventure' ANDY McNAB
'Fast-moving... The Bill meets Jack Reacher' THE TIMES Thriller of the Month
They killed his sister. Now he'll kill them all.
Mickey Bale is an elite close protection officer. That's why the Met police has given him the toughest job of all: guarding the Minister of Defence at a moment when Chinese-British relations have hit a deadly boiling point.
And when Mickey's life isn't on the line for his work, he's taking his chances waging war on a powerful London gang family. Their dealer supplied a lethal ecstasy pill to his sister, and Mickey is determined to take them down, one at a time.
But will he get away with it – or will his colleagues in the force realise that the man on an underworld killing spree is one of their own?
'Nemesis is a full-throttle adventure that twists and turns from the corridors of power to London's gangland underbelly, propelled by a hero with a thirst for vengeance and the skillset to execute it' Andy McNab
'Nemesis kicks like a 12-bore shotgun... A British thriller to rival Reacher' Giles Kristian
'Mickey Bale is a Jack Reacher for a harder, faster, more assured millennium. Nemesis is the kind of book for which the word 'compelling' was coined' Manda Scott
'Meet Mickey Bale – London's John Wick. A rocket-propelled grenade of a book, shot through with gallows humour. Guy Ritchie meets Lee Child' Robyn Young
'This may be Riches' first contemporary-set novel but he throws his protagonist into a gladiatorial climax worthy of Ancient Rome' Shots