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Hi. Thanks for stopping by my Amazon author page. I'm Andy Maslen, creator of Gabriel Wolfe and Stella Cole.
A lot of my readers ask me if I have ever served in the military. I haven't, but I have some close friends who have. They've been incredibly generous with their time (and patience!), explaining how things work, from weaponry and materiel, to the everyday language and behaviour of soldiers.
There are tons of people out there doing varied and interesting (and sometimes dangerous) jobs. As an author it's fantastic to be able to contact them and find they're only too happy to discuss their work. I've interviewed murder detectives, pharmacology professors, military planners, movie fight arrangers, Special Branch officers ... and they've all shared invaluable details to bring my stories to life. I hope their contributions increase your enjoyment of my books.
In my time, I've worked in a record shop, as a barman, as a door-to-door DIY products salesman and a cook in an Italian restaurant. I eventually landed a job in marketing. I always try to take away something positive from any experience, and often find a memory will surface of a situation I've been in, or a person I've met.
I created the Tyton Press imprint to publish my fiction. My non-fiction works are published by Marshall Cavendish and Kogan Page.
The logo, drawn by Darren Bennett, is a barn owl, the scientific name for which is Tyto alba.
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Detective Inspector Stella Cole was a rising star in London’s Metropolitan Police. Then a hit-and-run driver killed her husband, Richard, a human rights lawyer. Grief drove Stella to booze and pills. Back at work after a year’s compassionate leave, Stella secretly re-investigates his death and begins to suspect a cover-up.
Freelance journalist Vicky Riley was working with Richard to expose corruption buried deep inside the legal system. Unaware that powerful people are out to stop her, she contacts Stella. Vicky’s research confirms Stella’s worst fears. The people who should be upholding the law are turning it on its head.
Stella thinks she’s closing in on the truth. Then a horrific discovery threatens her very sanity. What began as a search for justice is now a raging thirst for revenge.
A disturbing psychological crime thriller…
Hit and Run is a disturbing, psychological crime thriller set in the grimy world of legal conspiracy and corruption, from Andy Maslen, author of the hugely popular Gabriel Wolfe novels.
Set in the grey area where truth and lies, virtue and villainy collide, it shines a spotlight into some very dark places. The book is the first in a series.
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Detective Inspector Stella Cole only has one case.
To find, and kill, the remaining members of a legal conspiracy who turned her world into ashes. But their leader, Adam Collier is her boss.
And he’s pulling in friends from the underworld to take the fight to Stella. Chief among them, an Albanian drug lord nicknamed, The Shark".
Regrouping in Spain, Stella makes contact with an old adversary. A retired gangster named Ronnie “The Razor” Wilks. He proposes a deal that tests Stella’s resolve to the limit.
The only problem? Stella is losing her mind to a second, unrelentingly brutal version of herself she’s dubbed “Other Stella”. As the violence escalates, the question is, which one will win?
A visceral, psychological crime thriller…
Hit Back Harder picks up where the first book in the series, Hit and Run, left off. Stella has already shot and killed a High Court judge. But will she have the skills and the survival instincts to fight off the ruthless killers on her tail?
Expect a rising body count and corrupt deals between people who are morally compromised.
…for readers who like the dark side
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Detective Inspector Stella Cole has almost completed her bloody quest to avenge the hit and run killings of her husband and daughter.
Only one member of the legal conspiracy who murdered them remains. But he happens to be her boss: Detective Chief Superintendent Adam Collier.
And he’s not going to go down without a fight. His first move is to have Stella sectioned. While she’s incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital, he hires a Maltese woman to kill her.
Monica Zerafa is fearless, brutal and hungry for the cash Collier’s promised her.
But neither Collier nor Zerafa has reckoned with Stella’s violent alter ego, “Other Stella”. What’s worse for Stella, this split-off part of her personality is growing stronger by the day. She wants control.
The non-stop action switches from London, to a gangster's palatial home in rural Essex, then to Canada and an Ojibway reservation, and Chicago, before the final, bloody climax in a frozen Minnesota.
A darkly disturbing crime thriller…
Hit and Done is the third book in this hyper-violent trilogy about love, revenge and what a mother will do when pushed to the edge of sanity.
The body count keeps on growing as Stella confronts all the people who want to harm her … and metes out her own special brand of justice.
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The glamorous CEO of an anti-abortion charity has been found horribly mutilated and strangled to death in her own kitchen. Before long, the killer strikes again, and again. And now the pattern emerges. The victims are all high-profile Christians.
Back from the brink of killing herself, and newly promoted to DCI, Stella Cole takes a call from her sergeant that puts her plans on hold. Stella and her team at the Special Investigations Unit are racing to stop the serial killer dubbed “Lucifer” by the media, before he can take another life.
To add to Stella’s problems, London’s ambitious Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime is interfering in her investigation, and someone on the inside is leaking details to the press.
A gritty and disturbing psychological crime thriller…
Let The Bones be Charred is the fourth book in this series of hard-hitting crime thrillers. Following Stella’s recovery from the murders of her husband and child, it brings the troubled detective face to face with a serial killer with a grudge against the Church. The action takes place in the long hot summer of 2018.
Can she track down and stop the killer before any more women are murdered? Including the wife of a university professor who may, just, hold the key to the killer’s motivations and methods.
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Sir Toby Maitland claims to be standing for Parliament. But his ultra-nationalist rhetoric is more than just a vote-grabber. Set up by MI5, he hires Gabriel as a spokesman/enforcer.
Working undercover, Gabriel travels to the US with Maitland. His brief, discover Maitland's plan and then stop him. With deadly force. He gets embroiled in a drugs-for-cash deal with Hells Angels. Then must convince Maitland where his loyalties lie, on a farm in Michigan run as an arms depot by an ex-South African security service operator.
With the Prime Minister due to overfly Maitland’s estate en route to a military conference, and a paramilitary force gathered in preparation for a coup, time is running out for Wolfe.
As the action swings from the English countryside to Chicago, upstate Michigan and back again, expect plenty of kinetic action in calibres from 5.56mm up to the mighty "fifty cal". Plus martial arts, knife-fights and car chases.
Wolfe may be learning the ways of spooks, but his military skills are still razor-sharp. As he gathers intel along the way he teams up with an ex-Delta Force operator, Shaun Cunningham. The two men bond over shared experiences in service until a horrifying development smashes the partnership.
It all starts here
Trigger Point is the first novel in this series of all-action thrillers. It follows Wolfe from the SAS into the murky shadows of covert assassination ops for The Department.
Other books in the series see him combat Chechen terrorists, a death cult in the rainforest, political corruption and Russian crime gangs. But first there's a planned coup in the UK and Gabriel is tasked with killing its leader.
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'We spilled blood into this soil'
Julius Witaarde is the passionate young leader of a white separatist party in South Africa. He dreams of establishing a whites-only homeland in the north of the country. But dreams like his don't come cheap. And conventional sources of finance are closed to him.
Together with two unlikely business partners, one at the highest level of government in South Africa, he moves into ivory smuggling.
In the forests of Botswana a small group of British paras are working with local game wardens to defeat poachers. Halfway round the world, the Royal Family's youngest princess is getting married in Windsor. As church bells ring out, so do shots.
The domestic security agencies scramble to find the killer. Gabriel and Eli deploy to Botswana to investigate the disappearance of the paras, who never returned to base.
A trail of blood, and tears
Gabriel and Eli find themselves caught in a complex and bloody maze of lies, evasions, criminal deals and power-hungry politicians who believe destiny counts for more than the truth.
Recently reunited with long-lost sister, Wei Mei, Gabriel travels to Laos, the Gulf States and on to Laos and Hong Kong before he discovers the terrifying truth about the people he's investigating.
'You're playing a dangerous game, Mr Wolfe'
Face to face with the man he knows he has to take down, Gabriel finds his options narrowing. But what is the right decision? For him, as well as his country?
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Still haunted by the memories of loved ones and former comrades, the British Government agent faces his toughest mission yet. His mission? To locate and kill Iran's top nuclear physicist. A man named Abbas Darbandi who dreams of targeting a nuclear missile on Jerusalem.
Blink and you’ll miss some action
This gritty, fast-moving action thriller is the seventh novel in Andy Maslen’s Gabriel Wolfe series. rom air strikes to drone swarms, surveillance to firefights, the action never lets you go.
You’ll feel the searing heat of Iran, hear the explosions, smell the acrid tang of gunsmoke as you travel alongside Gabriel and Eli towards a truly shocking climax.
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When SAS veteran Gabriel Wolfe receives a five-word text, his self-imposed exile in Hong Kong comes to an abrupt end.
Honouring a blood oath he swore with Vinnie Calder, Gabriel investigates how the ex-Delta Force sniper ended up dead in the middle of the Texan desert.
What he discovers shocks the battle-hardened soldier to the depths of his soul.
Assisted by biotechnology tycoon, Clark Orton, a deniable CIA team is planning to trial a new biological weapon on Cambodian orphans.
Operating alone, Gabriel traces the plot to the heart of the Cambodian jungle. But powerful people want Gabriel silenced, permanently. And they’re happy to use any means necessary to protect their asset.
Action hotter than a machinegun barrel
This non-stop action thriller is the sixth novel in Andy Maslen’s Gabriel Wolfe series. The action never lets up, whether Gabriel is silencing Russian “businessmen” in a London hotel room or fighting for his life against a CIA agent in the middle of a killing field.
His Special Forces skills are tested to the limit, from surveillance to covert entry, close combat to demolition.
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And Gabriel’s in the frame for the crime.
Struggling to come to terms with her death, he finds his world collapsing around him.
The woman calling herself Erin Ayers is rich, powerful, and very, very deadly. And she’s out for blood. Gabriel’s, mainly. But first she wants to destroy everything – and everyone – he loves.
She’s hired an assassin Gabriel last met in Hong Kong to help her.
Nobody is safe from Erin Ayers and her fury. But who is she?
Why does she hate Gabriel Wolfe so much? And how can he discover her true identity? The clock is ticking…
A high-octane thriller that never lets up
This break-neck action thriller is the fifth novel in Andy Maslen’s Gabriel Wolfe series.
The story moves from Gabriel’s home in the English countryside to central London, Kazakhstan, Zurich, Venice, Manhattan, upstate New York and Hong Kong.
With a rising body count, and enough military and improvised hardware to start a small war, this story is not for the faint-hearted.
Alongside his fight to defeat his latest enemy, Gabriel must battle his PTSD, which invades his mind at the worst possible moments.
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Flying it blind is suicidal.
So when an RAF pilot suddenly loses his sight and crashes his Typhoon, answers are needed. Fast.
British pilots are using an experimental performance-enhancing drug. SAS veteran Gabriel Wolfe discovers that someone is fatally sabotaging the top-secret testing programme.
If the test succeeds, the UK will have a huge advantage over the Russians. An unholy alliance of Chechen separatists and Russian gangsters want it to fail.
Two British women are snatched by the separatists. And the Farnborough Airshow is fast approaching. Gabriel has to rescue the kidnap victims and prevent another pilot’s death.
The mission calls for street-fighting skills, military strategy and a stint undercover as a doorman for Jonny Rocketz. It's a sleazy bar in Talinn’s red light district owned by a Russian Mafia boss, Yuri Volkov.
Gabriel is up for the challenge, but he’s still carrying guilt for leaving a comrade’s body behind in his last, disastrous mission for the SAS. Will it overwhelm him just when he needs to be at his most focused?
Things get complicated when Volkov wants Gabriel to work with two of his own men.
Tooled-up and heading for a confrontation with the Chechens, Gabriel has to keep one eye on his so-called allies, Erik and Konstantin, who have their own orders from Volkov.
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When he hired an assassin to kill Gabriel, Russian crime boss Max Novgorodsky made a big mistake. The assassin’s bullet missed Gabriel but took the life of one of his closest and dearest friends. Now the former SAS member has one thing on his mind. Vengeance.
Heads, you lose
Halfway round the world, Colombian cartel boss Martin Ruiz sits down in a Japanese tea house to be served by his favourite geisha. But only one of them will leave in one piece.
The cartel are engaged in a bloody turf war with the White Koi triad. The stakes are sky-high: control of a global drug trafficking route.
Tails, I win
Gabriel's partner is Eli Schochat. She’s a real badass with an IDF and Mossad background. Together, they travel to Saint Petersburg, then a diamond mine in the far east of Russia.
Gabriel's skills extend from unarmed combat to knife-fighting and automatic weapons. From espionage to covert surveillance. Foreign languages to hypnosis. He'll need them all on this single-minded pursuit of justice for his dead friend.
"I want to go to prison"
Gabriel’s plan is simple. Novgorodsky’s organisation – Kuznitsa, “the Forge” – recruits its muscle from one of the worst penal colonies in Russia. Gabriel aims to get inside.
The three opposing forces, with Gabriel caught in the crossfire, come together at Max’s country house outside Moscow in an explosive climax.
If you like your action intense
As a Department operative, Gabriel is expected to play by the rules - even if they're written by an off-books outfit run by his former CO. But this is no Department mission. This is personal. And there's only one rule. Keep going until Max is dead, or you are.
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“The colonel has lost his mind” .
Fang Jian runs the White Koi triad. And he does business with a senior Communist Party of China official. Now the official has a problem.
A renegade Colonel ‘out west’ has set up a private kingdom centred on his missile base, He’s slaughtering the few remaining locals. Comrade Liu wants his problem dealt with through back-channels. And Fang knows just the man for the job.
A grisly discovery.
Parachuting in to the heartland of China’s remote Xinjiang province, Wolfe is on his own. No partner. No backup. No Plan B. His mission goal: kill the Colonel.
What he discovers in the Colonel’s private hut shakes he battle-hardened former special forces soldier to his core. Death seems too light a punishment.
Narrowly escaping death, Wolfe realises an ally like Fang is barely worth the title. He’s enmeshed in a web of corrupt police, concealed evidence and family secrets.
If you like your action intense.
Just as one enemy is routed, another springs up to take their place. Wolfe must travel back to the UK to gather vital clues before returning to Hong Kong. There he must face Fang, then Liu, before a final confrontation that will change his life forever.
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