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The Profit Motive
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When firefighter Adam Sterling rescues glamorous businesswoman Kate Hetherington from a road smash, he has no idea of the impact it will have on his life.
Kate’s father, James, is badly injured in a car crash in Wenzhou, China. Senior Inspector Jie Gang is convinced it was an attempt on the man’s life, but he’s not allowed to say so.
Kate asks half-Chinese Adam to help her find out what’s going on. When James disappears, Adam recruits fellow ex-Royal Marine and best friend, Byron Mason to assist him in the search.
They arrive in China to find Jie struggling. Not only is he facing an implacable assassin Zhang, but opposition from powerful interests who want him off the case.
Then Kate disappears, but who has taken her? The police seem reluctant to search for her, but unable to speak the language, unfamiliar with the city, and without any allies, Adam and Byron are up against it. When they seem to be getting somewhere, a rescue operation goes wrong, and Zhang turns his attention on the two men.
As they frantically search for Kate and James, they have to keep out of Zhang’s clutches, and avoid the authorities.
Will they find them in time and discover who is behind the attacks?
THE PROFIT MOTIVE is the second crime novel in the Mason & Sterling thriller series: gritty, hard-boiled page-turners with an urban setting.
“A wonderfully crafted action-packed story with twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat right to the last page.”
“The plot is thrilling and never predictable, with great chemistry and humour between Adam and Byron.”
“This book is action-packed with fantastic characters that drive the story.”
Other books by David Beckler
A Long Shadow
The Money Trap
FORGED IN FLAMES
The Road More Travelled
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