The Callaghan Septology: Part IX–XIV
“Ekemar’s Septology is an explosive and twisting tale of treachery, organized crime and global violence in the world of the Russian Mafia, London crime dons and wanted fugitives.This is the very definition of a twenty-first-century thriller—a quintessential page-turner. The writing's sharp, fast-moving and very professional. Be forewarned: Callaghan's actions are highly addictive." Clarion Reviews More
Under the shrewd leadership of Vasily Ivanovich, the Russian Mafia in London is rapidly expanding its business in Europe. To launder the enormous proceeds, they strategically embark on a new, ingenious way to make the profits legal.
The heir to the deceased London gangster Jeremiah Flint’s fortune decides to send incriminating evidence about Matthias Callaghan to Scotland Yard in retaliation for Callaghan’s past dealings with his uncle. When Callaghan travels with his young family from Australia to Italy, he’s arrested upon arrival.
After being extradited to the UK, Callaghan is eventually released from jail after putting up the requested bail. However, minutes after leaving prison, he vanishes despite, by court order, being equipped with a tracking device.
When Callaghan regains consciousness and discovers that he has been abandoned in the Sahara, he despairs about how to make it back to London without money or a phone. He eventually makes it to the Mediterranean Sea, where his only
alternative to return to Europe is to risk a precarious journey that will take him and several hundreds of hopeful, illegal African emigrants to Italy.
After barely surviving the disastrous sea voyage, he continues his eventful journey through Italy to finally reach St Puys – the Swiss clinic where his two face transplants were performed.
Knowing he’s wanted by Interpol, at St Puys Callaghan convinces Dr Sternmacher to transfer him clandestinely to London. There, the penniless Callaghan pays a visit to the flat he was once the owner of, where a great surprise awaits him.
To his great relief, Callaghan is declared innocent of the murder he has been charged with. After assisting the Metropolitan Police to expose the Russian Mafia’s operation in the UK, he returns to Australia. Meanwhile, the head of the Russian Mafia, in an attempt to get his former life back, decides on a clever, unconventional solution to hide from Interpol.
When Dr Sternmacher calls Callaghan to warn him about an issue that can’t be discussed over the phone, he reluctantly accepts to go back to Europe. Callaghan
eventually discovers that Mafia boss Vasily has adopted a new, foolproof identity, but also that Vasily has abducted his wife Samantha in Australia. In exchange for her release, Vasily demands his immediate presence in Paris.
Then a shared, unexpected and terrifying event changes life for both of them, leading Vasily and Callaghan to face each other during a long, tense night.
At dawn, they go separate ways, determined to find a way to bring the other one down – for good.
“Ekemar is a talented writer who is able to weave the lives of the characters in such a way as to keep the reader entertained. I rate this seven-book saga a 4 out of 4 stars. It continues with the same interesting story-line and builds on the characters stories while showing character progression. This septology, would appeal to those who enjoy mystery, action and drama.”
“Kim Ekemar’s Septology is a two-fisted, explosive, and twisting tale of treachery, organized crime and global violence in the world of Russian mafia dons, London crime firms and wanted fugitives.
This is the very definition of a twenty-first-century thriller—a quintessential page-turner. The writing is sharp, fast-moving and very professional. There are no wasted words in this thriller. The Callaghan Septology is literary action with an eye toward current events. Be forewarned: the actions of Matthias Callaghan are highly addictive.”
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