The Hack: International Crime Thriller

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A dark, gritty tale of conspiracy and revenge: Reporter Kate O’Sullivan has the scoop of her dreams when her computer genius brother hacks into the CIA’s report on a murder in Thailand - the victim, a wealthy friend of the US President, has a dreadful secret. Kate sells the story to a UK tabloid newspaper, setting in motion a bloody chain of events that destroys many lives, and threatens her own. More
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About Will Patching

Will Patching writes gritty crime stories that mix murder mystery, psychological suspense and intense thrills while offering unique insights into the darker side of human nature. His ‘pull no punches’ style and sparse but often brutal descriptive passages will not suit all readers, so if you are into cozy mysteries you might want to look elsewhere!

With complex plots and rounded characters, Will’s novels are necessarily longer than average, usually well over 100,000 words, so these are definitely stories designed for readers who like to really get their teeth into a good yarn!

Now considered something of an expert on psychopaths, thanks to his extensive research and personal experience of people with this personality disorder, Will set up a popular website to help lay readers understand these destructive individuals and why their existence is so important to society in general. Please copy and paste into your browser to visit the site:

www.remorselessfiction.com

Will’s writing draws heavily on this expertise but his novels are designed to entertain rather than educate – though many readers appreciate both aspects of his writing. He is currently working on completing two trilogies, though each novel is a self-contained story.

The Remorseless Trilogy is complete, and the first two novels in The Hack Trilogy are already published with the final instalment (The Hangman) expected early 2018.

Personal background:

Will Patching was born and raised in ‘Sarf Lunnon’, Engerland, or at least, that’s how he pronounces it! Hence, many scenes from his novels are situated in London, the surrounding suburbs and other parts of southeast England, though they also span as far afield as Thailand and the USA.

His approach to writing is to hit the reader with hard truths about the world we live in, and his mysteries, thrillers, and suspense novels are designed to get your pulse pounding. One male reader decided he needed to check his door locks late one night while reading Remorseless and subsequently commented on social media:

‘Seriously scary!’

Will’s eclectic professional experience – from his teenage role as a ‘gardener’ weeding sewage treatment filter beds, through flying a Hawk jet very fast, very low and very dangerously before the RAF realised and booted him out, then attending Harvard on a course for potential CEOs, largely thanks to the Peter Principle of promotion, and more recently, to building his dream, a charter yacht that sank in SE Asian waters – all have led to a rich and varied life, often reflected in his writing.

If you would like to know more about this indie author you might like to join Will’s Readers Group. You’ll also gain exclusive access to novel backstories, author insights, prize draws and more, including notification whenever a new novel is released. Please copy and paste this url into your browser to find out more:

http://www.remorselessthriller.com/free-stuff.html

About the Series: The Hack Trilogy: Hunter/O'Sullivan Adventures
Three cracking, fast paced, full length thrillers that will have you on the edge of your seat. Each novel features Kate O'Sullivan, a British investigative journalist, and Douglas Hunter, a renegade CIA agent who worked as a black ops assassin for his government.

The Hack Trilogy explores the abuse of power, and how power corrupts those who wield it, with plenty of exciting thrills in each tale. The first two gripping thrillers are out now:

The Hack is a dark, disturbing tale about how the elites in the US and UK manage to appear to be honest, upstanding citizens while masking a terrible secret involving child abuse on a grand scale. They brutally wield their power to avoid exposure and arrest. (Not for the faint hearted.)

The Hunter features Machiavellian billionaires who have absolute power over their domain, and the novel explores the consequences of that abused privilege. This rip-roaring tale exposes human slavery as an extreme form of capitalism – ‘peak capitalism’.

The Hangman is a riveting thriller about corruption in powerful government agencies – including the CIA – and how their actions impact on the rest of us. Due for release in early 2018…

Also in Series: The Hack Trilogy: Hunter/O'Sullivan Adventures

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Reviews

P DD reviewed on on March 5, 2019

The brutality of child sex trafficking is not a subject approached with timidity. The Hack throws the reader into a depraved world where established elites prey on society's weakest with virtual impunity; however don't expect moral clarity and perfection from the protagonists, either. Will Patching fleshes out his wounded characters with human flaws, and the plot mirrors current events with unfortunate prescience.

While I found a couple of plot twists somewhat contrived, The Hack remains worth reading, at least for those with strong stomachs.
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