Born in Scotland, Douglas was brought up in England and became a London based international lawyer, later living and practising in the USA. In tandem, he developed a successful career as an internationally read author of mystery thrillers and non-fiction with a chart-topper and a W H Smith Paperback of the Week to his credit. He has now written nine international mystery thrillers and four non-fiction books.
Currently, he has completed the first two thrillers about a London detective - Todd "Ratso" Holtom. The first, called HARD PLACE is now published and the second in the series, DEAD FIX, will be published late 2017 - early 2018.
Hard Place - The Prequel is a teaser introducing Det. Insp. Todd "Ratso" Holtom in a new mystery thriller series starting with Hard Place. Ratso, a London detective, is obsessed with bringing down a drug baron who for years has been above the law. The Prequel is set in Monte Carlo and leads into the opening chapters of Hard Place, a fast moving international thriller.
When a Wine War breaks out threatening the reputation of the French wine industry, Bart Fraser, a wine expert is brought in to find out who is behind it - a trail leading him across Europe and the USA climaxing in a dramatic showdown.