Tom Novak is a troubled soul with a dark and bloody past.
A former refugee, Royal Marine, and member of the elite Special Reconnaissance Regiment, he now finds himself struggling with the deadening routine of day-to-day policing.
When he is deployed undercover to infiltrate a gang of people-traffickers, things go badly wrong. Faced with an impossible choice, his cover is blown and he finds himself on the run from the Serbian mafia and even his fellow police colleagues.
With no-one to trust, and his enemies using all the resources of the state against him, Tom has only one option: to Go Dark.
Who are the police traitors feeding the Serbian mafia his every move? Is there anyone he can trust? Can Tom prove his innocence before it’s too late?
Going Dark is the debut crime thriller from former covert specialist Detective Sergeant Neil Lancaster, and the first in the Tom Novak series. If you enjoy gritty suspense, thrilling action and flawed heroes battling against the odds, then you’ll love Going Dark.
Praise for Going Dark“Other thriller writers do research. Lancaster lived it. And now he is ready to tell you about it. His hero, Tom Novak, is a soft-spoken hard man who makes Jason Bourne look like a vegan Pilates teacher. If you like your thrills fast, gritty and authentic as all hell, then Going Dark should be top of your reading list.” – Tony Parsons, Sunday Times Bestselling Author.
“A great read. Lancaster clearly knows his stuff.” – Stephen Leather, Sunday Times bestselling author of the Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd series.
“Authentic and addictive. Written by someone who’s been there and done it. Highly recommended.” - Mark Dawson, bestselling author of the John Milton series.
“A genuine gripping page-turner from a new author with real insider knowledge… the pace and tension are relentless.” – Alex Walters, author of the DI Alec McKay series.
“Full of twists and turns. A cracking read.” – Kate London, author of Post Mortem, Death Message, and Gallowstree Lane.
“A tense, edgy debut that captures the mind and captivates the reader.” – Ian Patrick, author of the Sam Batford series.
“If you enjoyed my Manhunt look out for this. A novel written by a bloke who actually worked on my investigation.” – Colin Sutton, author of Manhunt – How I Brought Serial Killer Levi Bellfield To Justice.
About the AuthorNeil Lancaster served over thirty years in law enforcement in the both military and Metropolitan Police, working in a number of detective roles investigating serious and organised crime. During his career he chased murderers, human traffickers, fraudsters and drug dealers.
Neil now lives in the Scottish Highlands where he spends his time writing crime fiction, influenced by his experiences.