Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair – New Author on the shelves – #Thriller – The Hurler by Jack Talbot

Delighted to share the news of the debut novel by Irish author Jack Talbot, a thriller set in the world of the sport – The Hurler

About the book

Hurling, revenge, atonement, murder….

A missing man, a tenacious female sergeant, a murky world of criminal activity and murder, all set in motion when local family man and hurler Jim Rourke goes missing….

When family man and local hurler Jim Rourke goes missing in Oldcastle, a troubled call from his wife sends Sergeant Britney Kent delving into his disappearance. Initially, the incident is dismissed as trivial by her colleagues. However, when another man is found murdered at a local hurling field, Britney is convinced there is a connection. This murder is closely followed by that of a high-profile sports correspondent and the connection is only enforced.

With victims piling up, Britney finds herself on the trail of the sadistic killer known only as ‘The Courier.’

However, as Britney digs deeper, it is made clear her interference in the investigation is unwelcome. Deep suspicion of corruption and criminal connections come to light. Britney finds herself wondering who she can trust. Is the killer really one of her own?

Only by unravelling the connection between the hurler, the criminal underworld and corruption at the highest levels, will the killer be revealed. But all is not what it seems.

With time running out, can Britney save this latest victim and in doing so, save her career?

In Jack Talbot’s thriller ‘The Hurler’ we learn how the ancient surrogate for war is more than just a game. And that all may not be as it seems.

An early review for the book

Ana Rocha 4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 November 2021

Really enjoyed this book. Lots of twists and turns that kept me thinking until the end.

Was shouting for Britney Kent but also felt for the villain.

His revenge means I will never look at hurling in the same way again.

Head over to buy the book: Amazon UK –  And: Amazon US

About Jack Talbot

Jack Talbot was born and raised in Kilkenny, Ireland. He lived for a short while in Australia, America and Europe before returning home to his native country. A carpenter by trade he also worked in drapery, bars and as a fitness instructor before turning to writing. Being an avid reader all his life his main interest is fiction, especially crime thrillers. This passion allied to his life experience and his youthful fling with the game of hurling provided plenty of inspiration for his first novel, ‘The Hurler.’

Connect to Jack Talbot: Amazon UKAnd: Amazon US – Website: Jack TalbotFacebook: Jack Talbot –  Facebook Author Page: The Hurler –  Follow Jack: Goodreads –  LinkedIn: Jack Talbot

 

Thanks for dropping in today and it would be great if you could spread the word of Jack’s novel… thanks Sally.

 

42 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Christmas Book Fair – New Author on the shelves – #Thriller – The Hurler by Jack Talbot

  1. Hi Sally, thanks so much for all your generous help and direction. As a debut author I’m indebted to you. I hope your followers like my tale of systematic corruption, atonement and revenge, a story that has been bursting to get out for quite a while….but until recently I could never quite find the words…I’m sure your followers have all been there at one time or another!
    On that note, I’m more than happy to respond to any and all questions or comments they may have. Thanks again, Jack.

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