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

Andrew Scorah
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Russian and British mobsters clash on the streets of London!

Jimmy Dalton is a family man, loyal to his friends and those he cares about.
He is also a man haunted by horrific events he experienced as a para in Afghanistan.

Coming home, all he wants is to get his head together.

Phil Duggan, the head of the Duggan crime family has other plans for him.After a deal with Russian mobsters goes bad, they kidnap Duggan's daughter, Jamie Lee, to force him to work for them. Dalton is persuaded it would be in his and his families best interests to snatch Jamie Lee back from the Russians.

Dalton is propelled back into an even more brutal world than he thought he'd left behind. He steps onto a path that may not only destroy those he cares about, but also his sanity and his very soul.

But Dalton is a family man, loyal to his friends and those he cares about. Hurt any of them and you will reap the whirlwind, and when the dark night is over, Duggan will learn, to his cost, the true meaning of family loyalty.

A really gritty book with action from beginning to end.

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.


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    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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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 3154 KB
    • Print Length: 89 pages
    • Publisher: Dragon Crime; 2 edition (16 Jan. 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B008A2208U
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,504 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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    (1965---) Born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, and lives in the little village of Campsall. 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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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Action Packed & Gripping 21 April 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    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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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Dynamite! 23 Aug. 2013
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    I first came across the author Andrew Scorah in the impressive ebook compilation Action Pulse Pounding Tales Volume One. Since then I have become very impressed with his writing.

    Homecoming Blues tells the story of a battered soldier who comes back to London from the war in Afghanistan and straight into another war between the local crime lord and the Russian mafia. Forced into a rescue mission we soon see Jimmy Dalton unleash hell on the kidnappers and anyone else who gets in his way.

    This short novel is the literary equivalent of dynamite as the protagonist blasts his way through gangsters, gorillas and goons. For some the local London slang may be confusing but the author thoughtfully includes a glossary of terms used which allows the reader to follow the novel without getting too confused.

    This story is essential reading for the explosive scenes of destruction and compelling narrative. Once you start reading Homecoming Blues you cannot stop. I would strongly recommend this book for fans of Andy McNab or anyone who likes the action genre. Enjoy.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Homecoming Blues! 11 April 2014
    By Brenda
    Format:Kindle Edition
    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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    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
    Format:Kindle Edition
    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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    5.0 out of 5 stars A Killer Thriller 5 Sept. 2014
    By tassy
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Homecoming Blues by Andrew Scorah is a no-holds barred blast away thriller set in the seedy London crime world. I love the author's direct style, clipped dialogue and frantic action, all perfectly wrapped into a neat bundle gift-wrapped in the full nine yards.
    Jimmy Dalton returns from his tour of duty carrying hell on his shoulders. He has no time to relax with his father, chill with some beers, not for Jimmy. He is thrust back into the action and uses his considerable skills to search and rescue the daughter of a local gangland crime boss. But all is not as it seems, betrayal is one step ahead of Jimmy all the way.
    If you like fierce action, martial arts and gun play then this book is right up your street. Never mess with Jimmy Dalton.
    FIVE STARS or this action thriller and highly recommended.
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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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    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    great read
    Published 1 month ago by simon
    4.0 out of 5 stars but none the worse for it
    Moves along quite fast, slightly predictable at times, but none the worse for it.
    Published 6 months ago by P. J. M. Beard
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    First book I have read by this author. It had absolutely everything and the action never stopped from start to finish. Read more
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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. Read more
    Published 20 months ago by Ann Stanmore
    5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping easy read
    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. Read more
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