16+ adult fiction Cop thriller Crime Thriller Fiction


Rat Island will take you on a nonstop thrill ride.

#Qotd~ Do you enjoy cop thrillers? Have you read any? Any recs?

Author ~ John Steele

Publishers ~ Silvertail Books

Release Date ~ 22 July 2021

Book Length ~ 376 pages

Genre ~ Thriller

Ratings ~ 3.5🌟

Blurb~ Cop Callum Burke arrives in New York from Hong Kong, drafted in as part of an international investigation into organised crime.

With the handover of Hong Kong to China only a couple of years away, gangsters are moving their operations out of the territory and into New York ahead of the looming deadline. Burke’s experiences with East Asian crime and the Triads’ links to the Irish Mob make him the

perfect man to send in undercover.

But as he infiltrates these vast and lethal criminal networks, bodies start to pile up in his wake and

his conscience threatens to send him over the edge.

And when Burke’s NYPD handlers push him to continue the investigation at all costs, he may have to cross the line from cop to criminal just to stay alive…


Rat Island will take you on a nonstop thrill ride. This dark and morally complex novel which presents a searing portrait of mid-1990s New York where a Cop, Callum Broke, is investigating an international crime undercover. He was working at hongkong previously but circumstances leads him to Newyork. If you’re looking for a good cop thrilly, then I recommend this one. 

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Author Bio – John Steele

John was born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland. In 1995, at the age of twenty two he travelled to the United States and has since lived and worked on three continents, including a

thirteen year spell in Japan. Among past jobs he has been a drummer in a rock band, an illustrator, a

truck driver and a teacher of English. He now lives in England with his wife and daughter. He began writing short stories, selling them to North American magazines and fiction digests. He has published three previous novels: RA

VENHILL, SEVEN SKINS and DRY RIVER, the first of which was longlisted for a CWA Debut Dagger award. John’s books have been described as ‘Remarkable’ by the

Sunday Times, ‘Dark and thrilling’ by Claire McGowan, and ‘Spectacular’ by Tony Parsons.

The Irish Independent called John ‘a writer of huge promise’ and Gary Donnelly appointed him ‘the

undisputed champion of the modern metropolitan thriller’.


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