Free Read [Mystery Book] ✓ The Violin Man's Legacy - by Seumas Gallacher ✓

By Seumas Gallacher | Comments: ( 316 ) | Date: ( Aug 26, 2019 )

Thriller with bloody twists and turns as ruthless killers meet their match in a former SAS hit squad.Jack Calder is an ex SAS soldier working with former colleagues at ISP, a specialist security firm He is sent to investigate a murderous diamond heist in Holland, but swiftly learns that there is a very strong Far East connection He then travels to Hong Kong where he meetThriller with bloody twists and turns as ruthless killers meet their match in a former SAS hit squad.Jack Calder is an ex SAS soldier working with former colleagues at ISP, a specialist security firm He is sent to investigate a murderous diamond heist in Holland, but swiftly learns that there is a very strong Far East connection He then travels to Hong Kong where he meets the glamorous chief of ISP s local bureau, May Ling.Together they begin to unravel a complex web of corruption The twin spiders at the centre of this web are the Chan brothers, leaders of one of Hong Kong s most ruthless and powerful triad gangs.The trail of death and mayhem coils across Europe, Hong Kong and South America until all the scores are settled.


  • Title: The Violin Man's Legacy
  • Author: Seumas Gallacher
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Seumas Gallacher

SEUMAS GALLACHER escaped from the world of finance nine years ago, after a career spanning three continents and five decades As the self professed oldest computer Jurassic on the planet his headlong immersion into the dizzy world of eBook publishing opened his eyes, mind, and pleasure to the joys of self publishing As a former businessman, he rapidly understood the concept of a writer s need to build the platform , and from a standing start began to develop a social networking outreach, which now tops 35,000 direct contacts His first five crime thrillers, in what has become the Jack Calder series, THE VIOLIN MAN S LEGACY VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK SAVAGE PAYBACK KILLER CITY and DEADLY IMPASSE have blown his mind with than 100,000 e link downloads to date He celebrated that landmark with a Fried Mars Bar and a glass of Irn Bru.He started a humorous, informative, self publishers blog, never having heard of a blog prior to that, was voted Blogger of the Year 2013 and now has a loyal blog following on his networks He says the novels contain his Author s Voice , while the blog carries his Author s Brand And he s still LUVVIN IT



Comments The Violin Man's Legacy

  • Brenda

    When the company Gemtec had a big shipment of diamonds taken in a deadly heist during transportation, ex-SAS soldier Jack Calder and his specialist security firm, ISP, immediately became involved. Their investigations began in Holland where Gemtec was located, but Jack soon travelled to Hong Kong when he realised the Far East connection was deep.When Jack met up with Hong Kong’s ISP chief, May-Ling, he understood how she had attained the high profile she had – her intelligence and immediate [...]


  • Susan Buchanan

    I started reading this book months ago, but I wasn't really in the mood to read a thriller, so only came back to it a few weeks ago. The title and the cover of The Violin Man's Legacy, which has a picture of a gun on it, attracted me initially. I was intrigued as to what violins and guns had in common, as I am a big lover of classical music.I love crime novels and thrillers, so thought I would give this one a go. I particularly liked that it had an international feel and as a keen traveller, I c [...]


  • Stevie Turner

    Jack Calder, ex SAS and a man with a troubled childhood history, now works for a security company, ISP, which is investigating who is behind the ambush of a routine delivery of diamonds from Johannesburg to Utrecht. An injured security guard is certain that the criminals were Chinese. Jack's boss Julian Townsend asks attractive widow and head of Hong Kong's branch of ISP, May-Ling, to help him. May-Ling's informants tell her the diamonds have arrived in Hong Kong and that the two criminal Half M [...]


  • Alana Woods

    This is a well-paced thriller packed with lots to keep an action reader happy. There’s intrigue and violence with just a touch of romance and sex to round the story out.Jack Calder is ex-SAS now working for a security firm contracted to keep a Dutch diamond merchant’s goods safe from a Hong Kong triad doing its best to relieve the merchant of them. The triad isn’t particular who gets hurt or killed along the way. Jack and his colleagues, also ex-SAS, thought they’d left the risky life be [...]


  • Jane

    Like retired footballers turning trainer, this story is about the professional soldiers, SAS and mercenaries, who retire into the security business, bringing their expertise in organised to the protection of legitimate businesses. The main characters are solitary individuals, often with a personal tragedy in their baggage. This is a very shady world, where instant decisions are made about who dies and how, leaving no time for agonising over the whys and the wherefors. Morally, it’s all very ea [...]


  • Dana Griffin

    This is a complex story I enjoyed reading. The scenes and culture of England, Holland, and Hong Kong are described in such detail and flavor I felt the author must’ve lived there. The writing was crisp and efficient.I gave this novel four stars because the characters could’ve been shown with more emotion. This caused the story to drag at times. Also, the author seemed to think several pages of character’s back stories, even minor ones, were important.Otherwise, I’m glad I found this new [...]


  • Barb Taub

    When I was ten, my school was near a reading institute funded by IBM, who offered our class a free speed-reading course. The good result is that to this day I am a superfast reader. The bad result is that I’ve never learned how to read a book any way but straight through to the finish. 496 pages before Emma notices Mr. Knightly? Hell, yeah. 784 pages until Harry vanquishes Voldemort? Bring it on! 1300 pages for Pierre to make it through war, peace, and the truly bitchy Helene? Personal hygiene [...]


  • Tony McManus

    An Exciting And Well Written Action ThrillerThe is the first novel in a series featuring Jack Calder, Scottish ex-SAS soldier and hard man. Calder, born in a tough, working class region of Glasgow, is now using his Special Forces skills as an operative with International Security Partners (ISP) a top flight security enterprise founded by ex-SAS Major Jules Townsend, an old and close buddy of Calder.The story opens in Kowloon with a chilling description of how Chinese Triads mete out their justic [...]


  • Cathy Ryan

    4.5 starsImmediately likeable and genuine, the main protagonist Jack Calder is ex SAS who now works, with a team of former colleagues, for ISP, an international security company run by their former commander, Jules Townsend. Their task is to investigate deadly robberies involving shipments of precious gems from a Dutch diamond merchant. It gets personal for Jack when a friend and former comrade is a victim of the first attack. It’s soon apparent to Jack these are extremely well organised and e [...]


  • Andrew

    Our story opens with a Triad member being appropriately rewarded by his boss. Having illustrated the kind of bad guys we can expect, we see two ruthless robberies take place in Holland.Our primary hero, Jack Calder, is a former SAS commando who is now working for a civilian security firm. We hear about the demons from his past, from having lost his father as a young boy. I didn’t think this issue seemed to add much to the story other than adding a human element to the character.His boss sends [...]


  • Alison Jack

    For a while now I've been an avid follower of Seumas Gallacher's highly entertaining blog seumasgallacher/, and I really didn't know how the self-effacing writer of posts which are either hilariously funny or deeply compassionate could turn his hand to hard hitting thrillers. I still don't know how he does it, but I do know that he succeeds. The Violin Man's Legacy sets its stall out from the very beginning with an opening chapter to make the hardiest soul wince, but the book isn't all blood and [...]


  • Christoph Fischer

    "The Violin Man's Legacy" by Seumas Gallacher is a solid thriller that follows the investigations into a diamond heist in Holland which may or may not be linked to another crime, but certainly is pointing towards Hong Kong and an organised crime ring there. Jack, working for an International Security company, is leading the investigation with help by various interesting characters, such as May-Ling from Hong Kong and policemen from pre-1997 Hong Kong and Holland.It soon transpires that there are [...]


  • John Dolan

    "An Adrenaline-Fuelled Romp"OK, first I must confess I am reading Seumas Gallacher's Jack Calder series out of order - having previously read and reviewed "Vengeance Wears Black". The good news is that it doesn't make a lot of difference as each novel is stand-alone."The Violin Man's Legacy", however, contains useful backstory on Calder, the ex-SAS toughie from Glasgow, and some touching and heart-rending recollections about his father.Otherwise this is an adrenaline-fuelled romp with triads, AK [...]


  • Clive Mullis

    The Violin Man’s Legacy by Seamus Gallacher is fast paced, well written with nicely rounded characters. The story revolves around a security company, triads and gemstones. The action starts straight from page one and continues throughout with barely a pause.Ex SAS Jack Calder is the main character in this testosterone driven, all action thriller. However, testosterone filled it may be, but Jack has another side as well. The body count is high, but this book also explores the psyche of Calder a [...]


  • Simon Howard

    With a glut of ex SAS books out there at the moment it takes something special to rise above the rest Well Jack Calder has that something special, for such a 'hard' character coming from the world's best he has a surprising depth and pathos about him. This is an incredibly well researched book and you cannot help but feel that the author is writing from some kind of personal experience, but at no point does it become bogged down with the pages filled with globe trotting action. Throw in a little [...]


  • Matthew Andrus

    Loved this bookSeumas Gallacher has written one of the best books in this genre in a long time each page captivates the reader, willing you to carry on reading more and more.The story follows one of ISP top employee's Jack Calder in an investigation into 2 diamond hiests in Holland that have unfortunatley lead to the death of one of his former SAS colleagues, Jack is on a mission to bring to justice the men responsible for his colleagues death. Jack is led the globe in search of justice.I couldn [...]


  • O. G. Tomes

    Readers, here is an author with a serious multifaceted ambiance that you should take notice of.The Violin Man's Legacy: Fast paced action that grabs you from the very first page mingles with spicy yet tasteful touches of steam to unwrinkle the investigative insights into the corporate world of security. Travel around the world Europe, to Hong Kong and South America as this arresting plot plays out. No loose ends here readers and the 'legacy' will warm your heart with its honesty. The characters [...]


  • J.J. Toner

    A lively thriller, an original plot, and an enjoyable read. The only problem I had was with the first two chapters, where Seamus introduced two characters that I thought were the main characters, one after the other. Without revealing too much, I can say simply that the main character makes his first appearance in chapter 3. I'm giving it four stars that would have been five if not for those two false starts.


  • Cindy Smith

    Fast paced thriller that grabs you on page one! I felt the trauma experienced by Jack as a child! The story was interesting and I was captured seeing how they figured out the connections between the two major heists. I like the authors characters, they seem real. Globe trotting ex-military men fighting crime and getting justice! The generosity of the ISP (the good guys) is evident in how they treat the victims. Men of honor working together to make the world safe.


  • Eric Gates

    Another crackling read from this author. I quickly realised I’d read his two novels in reverse order, but no matter; this one is a great stand-alone tale in it’s own right. Two deadly robberies in Northern Europe are the detonating factors that whisk the protagonists overseas to Triad-infested Hong Kong then to the Bolivian border for an explosive finale to this fast-paced thriller. Looking forward to reading another by Gallacher.


  • Glen

    I won this novel in a drawing.When shipments of diamonds are stolen in violent robberies, an ex SAS security officer must find the perpetrators and smash the racket.It sounds exciting, and should be exciting, but the whole story is written in such an understated, matter of fact manner that no tension is generated. It's all like a walk around the block.I think a couple of more drafts, and this could be a good book, but it just isn't there.


  • Marwa

    I would give this book a 3.5 stars. This book was a good thriller which I imagined happening as a movie while reading it. I liked the writing style and it did keep me interested most of the time. However, I did lost interest at a few points which is why it took me a while to read this book.However, I did have the pleasure of meeting the author in Bahrain and had this book signed by him which was absolutely amazing!


  • Frank J.

    Another fantastic thriller staring the ISP folks. This book is set in Europe, Asia and South America and comes with great descriptions of the different locations. This read kept me hooked from the word go. A very quick moving page turner. Looking forward to read much more from the ISP guys and lady!


  • Leslie

    Pretty reasonable plot and the author kept the pace up all the way through. Dialogue was written in a bit of a stilted way but I suspect that may be regarded as a bit critical. All in all a decent addition to the genre.


  • Ron Culley

    I Enjoyed this book enormously. Gallacher has a fine nose for dialogue and the story line fairly bounds along. I'd recommend this book to anyone who likes a little mystery in their books or distinctive police novels. I can see why he's such a popular writer.


  • Therese

    $0.0


  • Karen Smyth

    Really enjoyed this as a change to my usual chick-lit.Looking forward to reading the follow up Vengeance Wears Black :-)


  • Angela

    A great story with a complex plot that kept me turning the page. Looking forward to reading the next one.


  • Theresa 'tish'

    fabulous book! would recommend to everyone!! :)


  • Gary

    A good fast paced thriller. I look forward to more by this author. The locales are well done. The characters trend towards stock but the plotting and interactions make it a fun read.


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    Published :2019-05-23T08:58:39+00:00