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Hell's Garden (Jacob Daedalus Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jack Heaton
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Warning: a small number of reviewers have commented on the sex and violence in this book. It is not Jack's intent to offend in any way, so please exercise caution if you are offended by either of these points.

Excerpts from recent UK reviews of Hell's Garden:

'I loved this book from beginning to end and couldn't stop reading it. I would recommend any who love crime novels to read it and can't wait for the next volume.'

'Could not tear myself away from this book. Fast moving and interesting giving an opportunity to think about the wealth that the top 'growers and dealers' have.'

'I'm glad I checked it out, Jack Heaton has created a fast-paced, hard-hitting thriller, populated by believable characters. He writes well too, with a nicely ironic, reflective style and convincing dialogue.'

Synopsis:
Jacob Daedalus, a promising lawyer for a major London law firm, is cruelly excised from the life he knows, an innocent casualty in the war on drugs.

Detective Inspector Rebecca Watson forces Jacob's employer to cast him out from everything he knows in the hope that he will lead her to his father Jose Daedalus, a central figure in the European cannabis market and grower of large quantities of the finest grades of cannabis, revered throughout Europe.

Seamus Murphy, the son of Jose’s original business partner, has assumed the main role in the cannabis empire. He is an unhinged and ruthless man who trusts no-one but who has one major advantage over his competitors in the cut-throat drug market – he knows where Jacob’s father is and he holds all the cards to ensure that Jose continues to supply him and only him.

Now Jacob, his peaceful existence forever destroyed, must survive in a race to eliminate Seamus and the deadly product that he has unleashed across Europe.

About the Author

Jack grew up in deepest, darkest Somerset. A fairly uneventful childhood led him to a University in the North of England, where he managed to cobble together a degree in Psychology and meet the best wife he could ever hope for. He promptly began a career writing tenders and faceless documents for various government programmes, living out of hotels, spending a fortune travelling to clients. It was close, but even the soul destroying grind of eighty hour weeks writing five hundred page responses to other five hundred page specifications in anonymous hotel rooms did not take away his passion for writing and stories. Today he lives in the Peak District with his wife and two wonderful (most of the time) young children. He changed his lifestyle completely and has swapped his suit for childcare – he actually made some flapjacks for the school cake sale the other day. He is shocked at how unequal the split between men and women still is – he is normally the only male at the playgroup. When he is not juggling nappies and chasing after out of control two-year olds, he is slowly sinking back into the things he never had time for: cycling, cookery, walking. When funds allow, he also lives for travel and photography. More information can be found at jackheaton.com.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 492 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1484115090
  • Publisher: Jack Heaton (10 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CBGLNCK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #116,231 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Do you ever have that itch in the back of your head that compels you to do something? That feeling that the world isn't right unless you take some action, no matter how objectively foolish that is?

That was me, in October 2012. I was watching my industry go up in smoke, taking the skill set that I'd used to carve a fairly decent fifteen year career along with it. So, in between juggling childcare and a dramatic realignment of my life, I sat down and wrote a story that had been clamouring for a while to be told. It arrived, almost fully formed as Hell's Garden over the next few months.

About me: I grew up in deepest, darkest Somerset. A fairly uneventful childhood led me to a University in the North of England, where I managed to cobble together a degree in Psychology and meet the best wife I could ever hope for. I then promptly began a career writing tenders and faceless documents for various government programmes, living out of hotels, spending a fortune travelling to clients. It was close, but even the soul destroying grind of eighty hour weeks writing five hundred page responses to other five hundred page specifications in anonymous hotel rooms did not take away my passion for stories.

Fast forward to today and I live in the Peak District with my wife and two wonderful (most of the time) young children. I have changed my lifestyle completely and the future path ahead of me is unknown and a little scary, but it also isn't that horrible grey monotony that seemed to pervade my 20s and early 30s. I have taken the bulk of the childcare over and actually made some flapjacks for the school cake sale the other day. I'm shocked at how unequal the split between men and women still is though - I'm normally the only male at the playgroup we go to. When not juggling nappies and chasing after out of control two-year olds, I'm sinking back into the things I never had time for: cycling, cookery, walking. When funds allow, I also live for travel and I will be using my new life to expand my portfolio of travel photography.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read! 27 April 2013
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I thought this was a great story, lively, interesting and easy to read. It gives an insight into the dark underworld of drug trafficking. It is well paced with believable characters. Jacob Daedalus has to fight against the odds using his resourcefulness and jntelligence to overcome personal tragedy. He generates enough empathy for you to want him to succeed, ably supported by a strong female character in Rebecca. I recommend this book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tough to put down! 2 May 2013
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Fast-paced, gripping and original - highly recommended. Very much looking forward to the next instalment. My only complaint is in myself - I wish I'd saved this book for a holiday as I didn't want to put it down!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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The story was fast paced and exciting, it kept me really absorbed to the end. I thought it was an original concept and although overall there was some standard action thriller plot, this was sufficently different to keep me interested. My main criticism would be that the writing was a little cliched in parts, but this did not detract from the story and it was easy and extremely enjoyable to read.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific story - a real page turner 27 April 2013
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This book kept me enthralled from start to finish .A previously unknown world to me of drug barons , the story was exciting and fast moving on a roller coaster ride around Europe , people tipped into a maelstrom using every ounce of strength and knowledge to survive and prevent mayhem being released on a wide scale . The descriptive detail made it all easy to visualise and the characters were very believable as they come together in their battle to overcome the underworld network . A real page turner and a book you can't wait to finish . Very well researched , I will wait eagerly for the next book .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read keeps you going 24 May 2013
By Blanco
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I enjoyed this novel It is a good read and keeps you interested all the way. Worth the money yes
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mixed review! 22 May 2013
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There is a lot that is good about this debut novel - a few unexpected twists and turns, although parts of the plot are a bit formulaic (the instant one problem is resolved, the next pops up in a slightly obvious way). The characters were also a little stereotypical, and there were parts that are just a bit 'man fantasy' (but I also thought that about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and it didn't prevent me from enjoying either).
The author appears really knowledgeable about his subject, and there were a few fresh angles on it too, which I enjoyed. I thought it was well plotted and generally the pace was good. although especially at the beginning you are 'told' a lot of information rather than being shown it. There were definitely parts of the book when I didn't want to put it down and read past lights out time....
However, the real shame is that this book has a lot of potential and is generally well-written but would have benefitted from a professional edit/critique first. There were grammatical errors (for instance, "in front of them was rolling, manicured lawns"), typos ("pouring over a map"- I assume it was a typo as it was correct on the next page) a couple of examples of intrusive authorial voice (and one exclamation point that really jarred with the tone of the book) and, especially early on, one or two point of view glitches within a scene. None of these was a huge problem, and the text wasn't completely littered BUT it tried my patience, and sometimes I had to put the book down because it was irritating. Sometimes the over-description (especially, again, at the beginning, with all the telling) was wearing, too.
My interest in the plot and story telling always brought me back, though.
I would probably read the next story in what is clearly going to be a series about the main character....but I would really love it to be properly edited so that there are no barriers to my enjoyment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 25 Oct 2013
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A Damn good read,and a real page turner. Can't wait for the next Jack Heaton book. Will definitely recommend this book to a friend.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting pAge turner 13 Sep 2013
By Dave
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Very much enjoyed this book will certainly be looking out for the sequel. Couple small slips in the editing, or was it my geography? A map would have helped.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good
I started reading this with a sinking feeling....typical action thriller with cliches....then found myself pleasantly surprised to be wrong. Read more
Published 10 months ago by N. M. Davey
5.0 out of 5 stars action packed
An excellent story developed quickly and you are soon empathising with the main characters. a really good action packed story
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I found this book to be rather slow and convoluted not an author I would choose again.Actually I have not even finished it as I got bored . Read more
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Enjoyment of reading this book was enriched by super use of adjectives, creating lively pictures and gradual introduction of characters. Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good holiday read
This book is a good summer holiday read. A fun and interesting distracting fiction book. Quite a page turner, nicely fast paced.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
This was exciting from start to finish. Very well written. I didn't want to put it down. First book I've read by this author, looking forward to the next one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
I loved this book-a refreshingly new story line and a real page turner!
It was easy to read and hard to put down! I'll definitely download the sequel!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review by Lucy Swinburn
An interesting debut novel about a man who is forced into the underworld of cannabis trafficking when a police investigation uncovers his family connections to an elusive drug... Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book
it always went the opposite to how you thought it would go, i was on the edge of my seat the whole time. Magic!
Published 13 months ago by perry
1.0 out of 5 stars insight into the drug world
tarted off really well with some great action and descriptive writing. Then it degenerated into descriptive sexual exploits which seemed to take over the story. Read more
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