Hidden – Roger A. Price / #GuestPost #BlogTour #LoveBooksGroupTours @RAPriceAuthor @Endeavour_Media

 

Vinnie’s romantic holiday did not go as planned. There was an assault, his companion was threatened and the police asked them to leave.

And when Vinnie returns to his police job in Manchester, things don’t get much better, as he finds himself at the heart of an investigation that stretches from Manchester to all corners of Europe. Women are being trafficked into the UK and forced into prostitution, and while the police are diligent in their enquiries, they seem to have a rogue in their midst.

As events unravel, the lines between good and bad, police and criminals, seem to become more and more blurred… and the stakes for all involved are getting higher.

 

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 Favourite Character

All five of my novels, including the three in the Badge & the Pen series, have a male and a female lead. When I started writing, I was (and still am) under the impression that strong female lead characters are underrepresented in modern British crime fiction. I wanted to address this.

After my first two books came out I changed publishers so needed a new thematic. When in the cops, I was aware that the police and press sometimes had a fractious relationship. The cops would rely on the media for help, but didn’t like it if they were held to account when falling short on an issue. I never had a problem; my view was that each was after the truth. They just had different agendas. I therefore thought it would be fun to play a senior detective and an experienced investigative reporter off against each other. Both being strong characters which would rub each other the wrong way occasionally, but often help each other out just as much.

Whichever way around I played it, one would have to be a male and one a female. I settled on female for the reporter role as most of my experiences in the police had been with female reporters. There are no doubt just as many male reporters, but I just haven’t met many. It was also easier for me to write about a male DI because I had been one.

So then the problem became that I had to try to put myself in to the mind-set of a female character. I hope I’ve pulled it off. But as to which I prefer to write about: Vinnie or Christine? I enjoy being in both heads, they are so different, yet so alike, I just couldn’t choose a favourite.

Thank you, Roger A. Price and Love Books Group Tours.

 

About the author

I’ve spent over thirty years in the police retiring as a detective inspector in charge of a covert unit. I can’t write about those experiences, but I can base my fiction on them. Please check out my website: http://www.rogerapriceauthor.co.uk. And if you join my Readers’ Club Mailing List you will receive a FREE short story and the odd newsletter, thanks, Roger.

Hidden – Roger A.Price / #Review #BlogTour @BOTBSPublicity @RAPriceAuthor

 

Vinnie’s romantic holiday did not go as planned. There was an assault, his companion was threatened and the police asked them to leave.

And when Vinnie returns to his police job in Manchester, things don’t get much better, as he finds himself at the heart of an investigation that stretches from Manchester to all corners of Europe. Women are being trafficked into the UK and forced into prostitution, and while the police are diligent in their enquiries, they seem to have a rogue in their midst.

As events unravel, the lines between good and bad, police and criminals, seem to become more and more blurred… and the stakes for all involved are getting higher.

Hidden is Book 3 in Roger Price’s the badge and the pen series, but it can equally be read as a novel in its own right. Existing fans of Vinnie and Christine are bound to love it, but Hidden is also perfect for crime and police fiction lovers, and anybody who loves a fast-paced, gripping story.

 

 

My review

This book has kept me up till 1 am! I could not go to sleep before I knew how the story was going to end and my oh my when the author finally revealed who the biggest culprit was, I was happy I was lying on the sofa because otherwise I would have fallen over. This was a serious surprise. I never saw that coming.

I really adore this kind of books where you never could have guessed who was the mastermind behind it all.

It’s also very clear that the author knows what he is talking about. You can do research of course but the finer details you can only get when you were in the line of fire and this always adds to the quality of the story.

The author created very likeable characters (for the good ones) and very real life baddies. 4 stars.

Thank you, Roger A. Price and Book On The Bright Side Publicity & Promo

 

About the author

I was born in Bury, raised in Whitley Bay, and have lived in Lancashire since I was thirteen. Currently living in Preston, I served for over thirty-one years with the Lancashire Constabulary, the Regional Crime Squad and the National Crime Squad. I retired in the rank of detective inspector in charge of a covert unit, which received local and national acclaim for its successes in engaging those who openly sold Class A drugs, such as heroin and crack cocaine.
Prior to this I led the C.I.D. in Preston for a short while and before that I was in charge of a dedicated informant unit. Previous experiences include work on many murder investigations and other serious crimes, as well as time spent on drug squads. I have served around the region, country, and overseas.
My work on the National Crime Squad took me across Europe and to the Far East. I have been commended on four occasions. I now write fiction based in-part on my experiences, and in-part from my fevered imagination.
My First novel, By Their Rules, was followed by A New Menace, before I joined Endeavour Media with a new ‘Badge & the Pen’ series of crime thrillers which brings together maverick DI Vinnie Palmer and sassy investigative news reporter, Christine Jones. Unlikely bedfellows who compliment each other as they seek the truth but from differing agendas.
The first in the series is Nemesis, where they hunt down an escaped psychopath, followed by Vengeance, where the troubles of Northern Ireland of twenty years ago remerge in the criminal underworld of north west England.
HIDDEN, is the third where Vinnie and Christine face the worst of criminals, as they hunt those responsible for people trafficking, forced servitude and prostitution, in a race-against-time thriller.
I have also written an original returning police drama for TV which is going out on submission as we speak, via my agent Olav Wyper at SMA Talent Ltd. McCall and Stamp are trouble-shooters from the dark world of covert policing; solving problems where nothing is black or white: only grey!

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