Thomas happily resides in Thailand with his beautiful wife, precocious 5 year old daughter, and a the newest addition to the family, a baby boy. He has set up his small business, a test preparation center (TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CU-TEP), where he comes in contact with the best and brightest Thailand has to offer.
Thomas has begun his 2nd career as an author of erotic historical fiction and mystery novels. The first offerings, The Ming Inheritance and Jim Thompson Is Alive!, are books one and two in the Sam Collins Mystery Series.
Thom's most recent novel has has been recently released. The Chiang Mai Chronicle: A Declan Power Mystery is a sexy historical read steeped in political intrigue. This novel follows Declan Power, an intrepid reporter for the Chiang Mai Chronicle, as he falls fast on the track of a mass murderer while matching wits with a maniacal character with imperial ambitions. As with the Sam Collins Mysteries, exotic Thailand comes alive.
In 2013, Thom will undertake a project set on the other side of the world. This series of novels is tentatively titled The Cape Cod Chronicles. As with the Sam Collins Mysteries this series will be a character study of a person trying to put their life back together. This life transformation will occur on and around the Cape and will introduce the reader to the locales and intrigue which has made the Cape such an alluring tourist destination.
So keep your eyes posted for future efforts from this independent author.
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The Ming Inheritance
by T.Hunt Locke
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sam Collins, a former Boston City police detective, is happily retired in Chiang Mai, Thailand when his world is turned upside down. Innocently helping a friend track down a colleague Sam suddenly finds himself entangled in a mystery over 600 hundred years old. From the picturesque mountains of Mae Hong Song to the seedy go-go bars of Pattaya, Sam is lured into a race against time and history.
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Cut out the Middleman
on Aug. 30, 2013
Cut Out The Middleman
A 4 star Review
Cut out the Middleman is the first novel from the pen of John Daysh. Let’s hope it is not the last.
Set on an island in the south of Thailand Daysh has crafted a gripping tale of sex, drugs, and reggae. One can almost feel the breeze flowing through the palm trees. The island, off the shore of Krabi, becomes an integral player in this finely tuned novel.
The main character, Nick, finds himself in a self-inflicted limbo. A tragic event in his recent past has left him somewhat adrift. Daysh reveals Nick gradually. We don’t always agree with the soon to be thirty something decisions but we understand his motivations. Nick wants one last fling, an adventure, before he returns to London and the realities of the world set in. We all get that.
The adventures take us into the seedy underbelly that certainly exists on these seemingly heavenly holiday retreats. The writer does a fine job of putting the reader right in the middle of the scene. On more than one occasion I found myself urging Nick to extricate himself from a precarious situation. I enjoyed Daysh’s ability to ramp up a moment and then let the reader into a soft landing.
A romance also develops. I was less impressed with this aspect of what is a gritty and often tense novel. Then again, I’m not a fan of love songs. You may be however.
All in all this is a fine effort from what appears to be a first-time novelist. Highly recommended. This reviewer gives Cut out the Middleman ****