Tom Stiles. Affluent Businessman, Adrenalin buff, devoted father, Black Ops Agent.
The first of the Tom Stiles Spy Thriller series, explores one man’s journey from family man and fraud investigator to elite Black Ops covert agent. Although predominately set against urban Sydney, Australia backdrops, Stiles confronts the encroaching world of international crime and conceit.
Tom Stiles, the protagonist in BANG AND BURN, is a complex man and certainly not your typical family man. A business man with two successful tours in Afghanistan, is well-equipped with an impressive military hand-to-hand combat set of skills, is also a volunteer firefighter.
Tom’s life has been profoundly affected by the deaths of those closest to him – his parents, his brother and his beloved wife, Helen, after which he’s found that his affinity for the morals of the world has gravely shifted, resulting in him bedding countless women while in a less-than-satisfying sexual relationship with his business partner, Victoria. But it’s not until the car crash and death of Natasha, one of his sexual sojourns, that Tom’s life comes to a head.
Suddenly, he’s neck deep with the Chechen mafia as well as a criminal mastermind with links to international terrorism, whilst the Australian Prime Minister is asking him to serve his country once again but this time as Chair of a new International Fraud Taskforce. Tom is left wondering if there’s more to all this than it first seems.