Author of : SAVAGE PAYBACK (also VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK and THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY)
A brief synopsis.
A series of coordinated lethal bomb attacks on a dozen jewelry stores in London’s West End drag former SAS officer, Jack Calder and his specialist security firm, International Security Partners, into a deadly mesh of murder and international drug running.
A black ops explosives expert, an ex-colleague turned renegade mercenary with a twisted lust for revenge, emerges from the past to join forces with a powerful and dangerous drug baron from Eastern Europe.
A major cocaine trafficker from South America compounds the threats as competitive turf issues straddle international territories.
Attacks close to home heighten the urgency for Calder and his team to find and deal with each of the three sinister adversaries in a final savage payback.
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Seumas Gallacher was born in the cradle of the Govan shipyards in Glasgow in the so-called ‘bad old days’, which were really the greatest of days, where everybody was a true character of note.
An early career as a trainee banker led to a spell in London, where his pretence to be a missionary converting the English fell on deaf ears.
Escape to the Far East in 1980 opened up access to cultures and societies on a global scale, eventually bringing the realisation that the world is simply one large, extended village.
The lifelong desire to write resulted in THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY, the first in a planned series. Seumas’ sequel novel, VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK was launched in early July 2012. The third, SAVAGE PAYBACK, was released in late 2013 with at least two other books to follow in the same vein. Ebook downloads on his novels exceed 70,000 to date.
Seumas lives in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.
What gave you the idea to write this book?
SG : It’s a continuation of the theme of three ex-SAS commando officers who form their own specialist security outfit and use their black ops skills to counter the bad guys.
When I was in the Far East doing a corporate turnaround on a troubled ferry company, I had to fire many trade union dock workers, local cops and local mayors who were on the take. Threats to my life meant the deployment of an armoured car with armed bodyguards for three years.
The men who guarded me were SAS-trained. That’s where the seed idea for the books came from.
Where did the title come from?
SG: I wanted to grab the reader immediately ..the title reflects the book content.
This seems to be of your usual genre. Being a natural born comedian (Read ‘Insane’) do you ever vary it?
SG: I offset the crime thriller stuff by doing an almost daily blog, which is light-hearted (hopefully attempting to mix wit and humour as the old Jurassic coping with the mysteries of the SOSYAL NETWURKIN scene as a self-published author)
If you could change One thing about the World, what would your first choice be? (My guess? No salt in porridge).
SG: That’s easy.. remove all the poverty and suffering.. I’ve seen enough of it at first hand in Asia …you’d have to be a heartless moron not to be affected by it…
What was your inspiration to write and at who’s knee did you start?
SG: No specific trigger, but many years ago, I was supposed to go on the television quiz show, Mastermind, and my chosen subjects were the Life and Works of John Steinbeck and the Life and Works of John O’Hara. I passed the studio compatibility with lights, cameras,etc, but was transferred to Hong Kong three weeks before the actual show was due. Other author influences are Charles Dickens and Sir Winston Churchill.
Will the Nobel prize for literature ever come to an Indie writer and how does your acceptance speech start?
SG: I have no doubts it will eventually come to an Indie writer as the entire publishing industry adapts to the commercial realities of eBooks. Many household names, traditionally published writers, have already crossed to the ‘dark side’… my acceptance speech will begin…” …What the hell took you so long?…”
Share with the readers one little known fact about yourself. (Please remember underage children may be reading this to their guide dogs).
SG: I’ve never owned a Driver’s Licence, nor wanted one… I was born to ride in the front of airplanes, the back of limousines, and to mystery-guest test five-star hotels and bordellos, and not necessarily in that order …
Are you an organised well planned writer or a panster?
SG: Mostly disciplined in writing schedules …daily at the same time each day sort of thing… I like to have the book’s ending in mind as I start to write, but invariably let the plot go free-flow … it makes it more interesting for me that way… and I think it produces surprises, even to me, that the readers will enjoy too…
Do you have a website to share?
SG: Yes, it’s mostly my blog… seumasgallacher.com …it’s on WordPress…
Any Link to the Book and your previous tomes?
AMAZON LINKS for SAVAGE PAYBACK
AMAZON LINKS FOR VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK
AMAZON LINKS for THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY
Please feel free to share an excerpt.
EXCERPT from SAVAGE PAYBACK:
…She never heard the response. A huge explosion erupted, ripping the front door from its hinges. The layered, reinforced entrance shattered into hundreds of pieces of malicious, glass shrapnel.
The impact of the air compression from the blast stunned Martha’s eardrums as she took in the horrifying vision of a man’s bloodied arm enclosed in a pin-striped sleeve flying past her face.
The security guard died instantly. She didn’t know eleven neighbouring outlets were suffering the same fate. The shopping avenue transformed in seconds, resembling a blitzed war zone.
A dozen simultaneous devices triggered at precisely ten o’clock had blown open the finest gems stores in London.
CONTACTS TO SEUMAS :
Twitter : @seumasgallacher
Many thanks for your patience Seumas and for the free entertainment. Friends, I recommend looking at Seumas’ blog but it does come with a Govern’mental’ Health Warning so beware..