You Can’t Hide (Ray Paterson #4) AMAZON GOODREADS

Author – Steve Parker

Publisher – Joffe Books crime thrillers and mystery

Genre – Crime Fiction

Publication Date – 3rd December 2018

YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE. YOU CAN NEVER HIDE. 

Albert Tanner, vicious psychopath and burner of men, is in the USA with unfinished business

Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson and Detective Inspector Johnny Clocks must find him first. 

Their task is straightforward: hunt Tanner down and bring him home. But a few explosions, an assassin and a dead child change everything.  Dragged into a sordid world of high class sex parties they discover an Albert Tanner they never knew existed.

Then a child is snatched from her own bed and Tanner wants to do a deal. However the price is far too high.

Paterson and Clocks realise they have no choice but to hunt Tanner down their own way.


What the bloggers and reviewers thought

Linda Strong Book Reviews

This is a well written crime thriller with lots of action beginning with the very first page. The suspense maintains a solid pace until the very end. There is a slight cliffhanger involved, just enough to whet the reader’s appetite for more.   Read more here

The Word is Out

Clocks and Paterson make a great team. There is a lot of humorous banter between the two, making the book fun at the same time as tacking deadly serious crimes. It’s not surprising that the events of the first three stories have shaped Paterson and Clocks into the men they are now, and this story expands on that further. If you haven’t, I urge you to read the rest of the series first. Read more here

Ginger Book Geek

‘You Can’t Hide’ is superbly written but then I wouldn’t expect anything else from Steve Parker.  He certainly knows how to grab your attention from the start and he dangles enough bait in front of your nose to ensure that you keep on reading. Read more here

Sharon Rimmelzwaan

I thought it a solid storyline and with the drama expected from Patterson and Clocks. I thought the characters were that fully developed and of a depth you can almost think you know them as real people. I loved the humour of Clock’s, the down to earth, working class officer who has seen it all and done it all! Read more here

Black Books Blog

The book starts with a nice bang as they land in America and from there the action soon picks up at an alarming pace and never really settles back down.  Read more here


My Review

Paterson and Clocks are back so settle down and be ready for an adrenaline pumping read.

This is book 4 and although the books work as stand-alone you will enjoy it more if you read them in sequence. Unique characters and engaging story lines with twists and turns all the way through make for an intense page turner that I highly recommend for readers who like dark thrillers.

Paterson is a wealthy upper class Detective Superintendent who rose through the ranks via a fast track system. Clocks in contrast is a working class Londoner who has made detective by climbing the ranks as a result of hard work. In book one the two clashed each resenting the other Clocks thought Paterson a ‘posh git’ and Paterson thought Clocks uncouth and tactless. They have developed their relationship from resenting each other to a very effective working partnership each having the other’s back 100%.

The story begins as they board a plane to New York chasing Albert Tanner following a turf war in book 3. Clocks had me laughing before he had got off the plane. They arrive at JFK airport and the action starts with a chase followed by explosions. It is game on and everyone is in danger.

Will they catch Tanner or lose their lives? You will have to read the book to find out. What I can tell you is that this is an absolutely gripping read that I couldn’t put down and I doubt you will be able to either.


Steve Parker author photoAuthor Bio

I was born and raised in South East London (Peckham to be precise – cushty, my son). At the ripe old age of twenty-one, I joined the Metropolitan Police where I served for twenty years before I was pensioned out with a serious back injury. I then went to work as an enforcement officer for a local authority before taking redundancy.

Thankfully, I’ve been blessed with a complete lack of DIY skills so was legitimately able to get away with swanning around the house doing bugger all, all day long. Finding myself with plenty of spare time and a deep desire to never work for anyone again, I gave myself permission to go back to writing (I’d been writing on and off for years).

When I’m not writing, I’m out taking photographs, something I’ve done since I was a nipper and will do until the day I shuffle off this mortal coil.

I live down in the windier part of East Sussex near the sea with my long-suffering wife and my ‘off-her-nut’ cockerpoo. I have two sons of whom I am so proud, I cannot begin to tell you.


The Ray Paterson Series

Their Last Words (Ray Paterson #1) AMAZON GOODREADS

THEIR LAST WORDS.jpgAuthor – Steve Parker

Publisher – Joffe Books crime thrillers and mystery

Genre – Crime Fiction

Publication Date – 18th June 2018

A VICTIM. A MUTILATED BODY. A SINGLE WORD. A young woman is found dead on the streets of London. Her throat slashed, her body mutilated, and one word carved into her flesh: “DON’T.” Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson is assigned to the case. Young, handsome, and from a well-off background, he’s tipped for the top. He joins a team based out of Bermondsey, South London. It’s meant to be a stepping stone to his next promotion, but this case will threaten to bring down his career and everything he thought he knew about policing. Paterson is put in charge of the dead girl’s investigation and quickly discovers he must rely on his friend and mentor, Detective Sergeant Dave Jordan to guide him through. THEN ANOTHER BODY IS DISCOVERED. ANOTHER WORD CUT INTO THE VICTIM’S CHEST. The police realise they may have a depraved serial killer on their hands. The murderer is trying to send them a message carved in his victims’ bodies. But who’s the message for? How many more must die? Detective Paterson may be the only man who can stop this vile killer . . . if he can survive long enough.


THE LOST CHILDREN (Ray Paterson #2) AMAZON GOODREADS

Escape

Author – Steve Parker

Publisher – Joffe Books crime thrillers and mystery

Genre – Crime Fiction

Publication Date – 26th August 2018

A MAN IS SHOT DEAD IN THE STREET. BUT WHAT THE POLICE FIND NEARBY IS FAR WORSE. An elderly African man is found dead in the street, shot through the head. The killing has the hallmark of a professional assassin. Dumped in a waste bin next to the dead man is the dismembered torso of a child. On his first day back at work, disgraced Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson finds himself teamed up again with newly promoted Detective Inspector Johnny Clocks. They must hunt down a ruthless killer with connections that go far beyond anything they’ve ever come across before. Within days they know who committed the murders and why, but are left reeling when they are ordered by the government to release the child’s killers. FINDING THE KILLERS WASN’T THE HARD PART. BRINGING THEM TO JUSTICE IS. This is the second in a series of action-packed, edge-of-your-seat crime thrillers, with an ending that will have your heart in your mouth. TWO DETECTIVES WHO HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT EACH OTHER MUST WORK TOGETHER.


The Burning Men (Ray Paterson #3) AMAZON GOODREADS

Author – Steve Parker

Publisher – Joffe Books crime thrillers and mystery

Genre – Crime Fiction

Publication Date – 3rd December 2018

A MAN IS BURNT AT THE STAKE IN A LONDON PARK. HIS SMOULDERING CORPSE IS A MESSAGE OF THE MOST VIOLENT KIND.  The victim is Davey Caine. He is the heir to the criminal empire created by his father, William ‘Billy’ Caine. Billy is a notorious and violent gangster who controls South East London. But he’s not the man he used to be and the sharks smell blood in the water.  Detectives Ray Paterson and Johnny Clocks must find the killer before Billy extracts his own brand of justice. They are drawn ever deeper into London’s underworld.  The streets explode into violence and the body count rises. Men are shot and burned alive in a tit-for-tat power struggle between rival gangs.  Detectives Ray Paterson and Johnny Clocks find themselves trying to control men of extreme viciousness. Men who have no fear of the law and its consequences and who are unafraid to kill anyone who stands in their way — including police detectives.  Paterson is offered the chance to stop the conflict dead in its tracks. If he ignores it, the mayhem continues. If he takes it, there will be a price to pay.  What he doesn’t know is that the price will come with hidden and devastating consequences.  ON THE STREETS OF LONDON, A SIMMERING GANG WAR IS ABOUT TO ERUPT WITH PATERSON AND CLOCKS CAUGHT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE.


Also available:  A box set of Ray Paterson books 1,2 and 3

PATERSON & CLOCKS BOOKS 1-3  AMAZON GOODREADS

Author – Steve Parker

Publisher – Joffe Books crime thrillers and mystery

Genre – Crime Fiction

Publication Date – 3rd December 2018

Three explosive crime thrillers in 1 great value Box Set.  Book  – Their Last Words. Book 2 – The Lost Children. Book 3 – The Burning Men


You Can’t Hide (Ray Paterson #4) AMAZON GOODREADS

Author – Steve Parker

Publisher – Joffe Books crime thrillers and mystery

Genre – Crime Fiction

Publication Date – 3rd December 2018

YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE. YOU CAN NEVER HIDE.  Albert Tanner, vicious psychopath and burner of men, is in the USA with unfinished business  Detective Superintendent Ray Paterson and Detective Inspector Johnny Clocks must find him first.  Their task is straightforward: hunt Tanner down and bring him home. But a few explosions, an assassin and a dead child change everything.  Dragged into a sordid world of high class sex parties they discover an Albert Tanner they never knew existed.  Then a child is snatched from her own bed and Tanner wants to do a deal. However the price is far too high. Paterson and Clocks realise they have no choice but to hunt Tanner down their own way.


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Their Dying Breath (Ray Paterson #5) GOODREADS

Author – Steve Parker

Publisher – Joffe Books crime thrillers and mystery

Genre – Crime Fiction

Publication Date – 11th February 2020

A MURDERER TERRORIZES LONDON Detectives Ray Paterson and Johnny Clocks attend the scene of a brutal murder on the banks of the River Thames. Someone’s head is found with a star carved into their forehead. The rest of their body is buried in the mud. The next day the airwaves are hacked. A live-stream shows a man imprisoned in a box. He also has a star cut into his head. Then the man is drowned alive in the box. TWO MORE MEN ARE MURDERED ON LIVE TV, TWO MORE WILL DIE WITHIN HOURS Paterson and Clocks race against time to make sure their next breath isn’t their last. But this enemy is far more deceptive and deadly than any they’ve encountered before. THEY WILL DO ANYTHING FOR REVENGE. WHY?