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Homecoming Blues (Dalton's Blues Book 1)

Homecoming Blues (Dalton's Blues Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Scorah
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Coming home from war can be hell.
Jimmy Dalton is a man haunted by horrific events in Afghanistan. Coming home,all he wants is to get his head together, and spend time with his father. Phil Duggan, notorious boss of one of the biggest underworld crime families in London has other ideas. He has got into hot water with the Russian Mafia, who are trying to muscle in on his territory. They have kidnapped his daughter in order to force him to do their bidding. Dalton is persuaded it would be in his best interests to use his talents to rescue Duggan's daughter. The fact Duggan is holding his father, left Dalton no choice, and so he steps back into a world he tried to leave behind when he joined the Parachute Regiment. Events spiral out of control, leaving Dalton set on a path of revenge that may turn the streets of London red with blood. As the body count rises, Dalton steps onto a path that may not only destroy those he cares about, but also his sanity and his very soul.
But one thing is for sure, when the dark night is over, Duggan will learn, to his cost, the true meaning of family loyalty.

This is the first Dalton's Blues thriller.
What Reviewers are saying
  1. 'A really gritty book with action from beginning to end.'
  2. 'A fabulous debut and I think it would make a great movie. I cannot wait for the sequel'
  3. 'Dalton is a bit like what Lee Child's Jack Reacher might be like if he was from a working class British background'
  4. 'A gritty thriller from Andrew Scorah. This is the author's debut novel and he shows a lot of promise.'
  5. 'Looking for an action thriller akin to a runaway train full of flying bullets, bulging biceps and mayhem piled upon mayhem? You'll find it in this debut novella by British author Andrew Scorah, a name that could well become synonymous with the best the thrill genre has to offer.'
  6.  'Worth
    a read - a bit like Martina Cole but faster moving, which I preferred.
    Plus Jimmy is actually a sympathetic character. Geezers, guns and

About the Author

I am a Indie writer from Swansea. I live with my fiancee Lisa and our two children, Tammie and Steffan plus a pychotic cat and two mad terrier dogs.-In this age of the digital revolution writers have never had it so good. Because of the ongoing changes in the publishing world, it has enabled myself and many others to be published far sooner than going down the traditional route. I have just had a short story published in a action anthology alongside Stephen Leather and many other great writers. Years ago this could not have been possible, now it is. Maybe the changes are a goodthing, maybe not. But one thing is for sure I achieved my dream far sooner than I ever thought.

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(1965---) Born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire but moved to Swansea, Wales in 1999. His writing has appeared in Action Pulse Pounding Tales vols 1 & 2 alongside best selling thriller authors Matt Hilton, Stephen Leather, Adrian Magson, Zoe Sharpe and Joe McCoubrey. Having been raised on a diet of seventies and eighties Pulp Fiction, and no he does not mean the film, books like The Destroyer series, Mac Bolan, et al,He intended his work to reflect those humble beginnings of his literary journey. His books are not the long drawn out War and Peace length tomes, and Andrew makes no apologies for this. He writes pure escapist fiction for the general entertainment of the mass audiences. Books that will take you out of the mundane everydayness of your life into a world of pulse pounding action and adventure, just like the old Pulp stories from back in the day. Yes there is violence,sometimes extreme, yes there is bad language, and slang, but the worlds his characters inhabit, this can be the norm. Some people will love them, some will not, it is the way the world revolves, different strokes for different folks. All you need to do is sit back buckle up and enjoy the wild roller-coaster ride, then at the end you can get off and rejoin your life. Don't read too much into them, they're just for fun.

The only thing for a writer
is to be himself
and take the consequences.

You can contact him via email You can also find him on Facebook here where he is always up to talking to readers, answering your questions etc.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action Packed & Gripping 21 April 2013
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Where did the time go? I picked up Homecoming Blues and I'd suddenly lost and hour and a half of my life. I looked around my little reading spot and out of the window bewildered at the position of the sun.

Homecoming Blues I would classify more as an action than a crime novel. The intensity of the action and the speed of events really gripped me and I read the book into two sittings. Scorah delivers everything you would expect from a good action novel: Violence, two sets of bad guys, a girl and of course the comedy sidekick. There were cockney wisecracks galore.

This kind of novel will never win plaudits for emotional depth but for sheer escapism action packed fun it was a top notch read. Fans of Matt Hilton and Lee Child will love it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Action packed from beginning to end 1 July 2012
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A really gritty book with action from beginning to end. I liked the main character, he was flawed and I also liked the wit - definately looking forward to his next book :)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One to most definately watch out for! 6 July 2012
By Beathag
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Homecoming Blues is a fast action packed thriller which I absolutely loved!

I loved the way he described his characters, for example: "He was a large confident looking man, with a face like a kicked~in lunch tin and a huge mars~bar across his forehead, giving him a permanent frown".

The main character (Jimmy Dalton) despite being a bit of a thug, was a friendly one and has great respect for his father and it really showed in the novel how much they loved one another...

This paragraph really made me laugh: "The lightening flashed and I was about to run again when I saw a figure descend the flight of steps leading down to the lawn. He was wearing a yellow rain slicker, the kind you see on a killer in a bad American flick. I tried not to smile at the irony of it". This made me laugh because my young son has one of those coats and it too made me remember "those" movies!!

"All the pain and anguish which had built up inside me, boiled out in an explosive energy. I picked up one of the baseball bats, when I had finished, his head looked like a shattered alien fruit from the blows of the bat". I had images flashing through my mind after reading this paragraph and could really picture all the action and brutal violence which occurred to a lot of the characters in the book.

A fabulous debut and I think it would make a great movie. I cannot wait for the sequel ~ it is bound to be a brilliant follow on to "Homecoming Blues".

Brilliant, Well Done Andrew :-)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced read 3 July 2012
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A man haunted by his own demons of events in Afghanistan returns home from the army to find himself coerced into helping a local gangster rescue his daughter from the Russian mob with serious consequences.

I enjoyed this book, easy to read and the storyline flowws quite evenly. fast paced and the action doesn't let up til the end.I liked the author's use of the vernacular,it gave the book realism.
Well done Andrew
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good read. 25 Jun 2014
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I am into action/adventure/military fiction so I picked up your book as it appealed to me. I was not disappointed. It was a cracking read and look forward to reading more like this from you. You are now on my list of favourite authors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Homecoming Blues! 11 April 2014
By brenda
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Homecoming Blues is an easy book to fall into. Get immersed with the compelling characters and fascinating storyline. This is a hardcore story that captivated my interest. This was an easy book to connect to and read as it was fast paced. I love the raw feel to this book. Definitely a great roller coaster of a ride. The dialog flows well and in a realistic manner.

This is a book that is full of action and suspense. I love how he gets right to the point. No playing around. This is a thrill ride filled with adventure and wit galore. This was a great escape.

“Two of the scariest noises in the world are the click-clack of double hammers on a shotgun at close range. The scariest thing to see is the twin barrels of said shotgun not a foot away from your face. This is the sight that greeted me on opening my eyes. Above the barrels hovered the face of Frankie Shenton. I might have known he would be the first to try for the reward.”
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of Action 4 Feb 2014
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This really was a book you don’t want to put down! Fast paced and full of action, I really enjoyed it.

The homecoming Jimmy Dalton received when he returned home to spend time with his father was very different from what he expected. He is soon unwittingly involved with Phil Duggan who is part of the London underworld.

A kidnapping, the Russian Mafia, not to mention his father being held sends Jimmy Dalton on a scary chase. This is a very good book. I loved it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping easy read 18 Sep 2013
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I love books about soldiers and I love books about gangland Mafias. So I was in my element with this book. Andrew Scorah writes with authority on both. The main character is sufficiently gung ho enough to keep the plot moving and fulfil the author's intention of 'light escapism'
A first class read :)
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Published 29 days ago by jim watson
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT!!!
First book I have read by this author. It had absolutely everything and the action never stopped from start to finish. Read more
Published 5 months ago by dentay1066
5.0 out of 5 stars Dynamite!
I first came across the author Andrew Scorah in the impressive ebook compilation Action Pulse Pounding Tales Volume One. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Warren Stalley
4.0 out of 5 stars Gritty, action packed ride.
Just how I like my action books. Good first outing with enough story to link the bullets and mayhem together, no unnecessary padding. Look forward to what happens next.
Published 12 months ago by Readalot
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Wow! This was a chance read and I am so glad I read it. Not a long read, but an excellent read. It's fast paced and to the point. Read more
Published 13 months ago by id-sarah
4.0 out of 5 stars Gritty short story by Andrew Scorah
Short story by Andrew Scorah.
From first page thrown into the violent world of Jimmy, one he's tried to escape but is a part of who he is. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Diana J Febry
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC THRILLER
I loved the main character, this book is awesome, from start to finsh, loved it, now reading the next one, i could actually vision this as tv series
Published 21 months ago by Rosie
4.0 out of 5 stars Action, Action, Action
If you're a fan of action then this is the perfect read for you. Dalton is a bit like what Lee Child's Jack Reacher might be like if he was from a working class British background... Read more
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