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By David Hodges

You can only run for so long…

Stunning fashion model Lynn Giles is tipped for the top. But her dreams are cruelly shattered by a bomb blast at a swanky London fashion show, which leaves her badly scarred, with her career and her relationship with her long-term boyfriend in ruins.

Plagued by the ghoulish paparazzi, she flees to Cornwall under an assumed name, where she meets and falls in love with her handsome neighbour, blind crime novelist, Alan Murray.

But just when the prospect of a new life seems to beckon, her former boss, Freddie Baxter, turns up on her doorstep threatening to tell Murray about past indiscretions unless she agrees to become one of his porn stars.

She refuses and is miraculously saved from exposure when Baxter ends up taking a fatal dive off a cliff…

But complications follow after police establish a connection between his death and the murder of the fashion show bomber in a London derelict. In a series of unsettling incidents, Lynn is led to suspect that her blind novelist lover may not be all he claims to be …

So what are the links between the sinister events in London and Cornwall? Who is the hooded man seen on the clifftop at the time Baxter met his death? What is Baxter’s dubious business associate, Vernon Wiles, hiding? Why would arch-rival Felicity Dubois suddenly turn up at Lynn’s Cornish retreat?

And what unwelcome discovery awaits Lynn when she plucks up the courage to try to find out more about the new love in her life?

All is eventually revealed, but not until the story reaches its tense nail-biting climax at the height of the mother of all storms.

David Hodges’ latest crime thriller Blast again delivers the gritty realism that only an experienced ex-copper can provide.

David Hodges is a former superintendent with Thames Valley Police, and is a prolific writer and the author of eight other crime novels, plus an autobiography on his life in the police service. He lives with his wife, Elizabeth, on the edge of the Somerset Levels where he can fully indulge his passion for thriller writing. He is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association, The Crime Readers’ Association, The Society of Authors and International Thriller Writers Inc.

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