Death World

A publisher has picked up this book.

The image is something I whipped up on Canva to make the page look pretty. 

Do you love Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp, and Mark Greaney’s Gray Man? How about:  David Baldacci, R. R. Haywood and Sarah Lotz?

If so, then Death World is a book for you


Japan is a fascinating place, but it also has a very dark side.

On holiday, James Ray witnesses a Yakuza assassination that results in him also taking a bullet. Doctored video and evidence lock him into six unsolved murders. He is arrested and tossed in prison. For the police it’s an open and shut case. 

Stuck in a penitentiary-run hospital, with the cards stacked against him, James takes the matter into his own hands. There are clues throughout the shooting. He needs to do his job: investigate. 

Forced to make a deal with the CIA, James steps into the world of illegal arms sales and human trafficking.  It’s an arrangement with world-changing consequences that exposes a connection to an old case he worked in New Zealand. 

Can James prove his innocence and get his life back, or will the underbelly of society destroy him?

Book 2 is currently being written.  

Rediscovering himself, a kiwi PI must go against the Russian and Japanese mafia to save the woman he loves.

Vengeance comes with a high price tag, and James Ray is about to pay dearly. While searching for his dog, he’s kidnapped by the Yakuza and subjected to a brutal memory wipe within the confines of an abandoned warehouse.

Dressed as a homeless man, he wanders the dangerous streets of Russia. He finds shelter with a woman he thinks is his wife.

As he heals, flashes of his past return. He breaks free of this false reality and stumbles upon the 108 Angels, a shadowy group involved in human trafficking; and linked to the assassination that started this chapter in his life.