Friday 24 January 2020

Blog Tour: Extract from The Final Trail by AA Abbott

I'm very excited to be part of the blog tour today for The Final Trail by AA Abbott. I have an extract to share with you today and if you like the sound of that, you can click here to order your copy. Author and tour group social links are below.

 First, here's what it's all about...

Family feuds just got bloodier… A gripping thriller, and a great story of death, revenge and vodka.

To save glamorous Kat White’s life, Ben Halloran killed his gangster father. Now his brother wants to even the score.

The gripping Trail series of British crime thrillers reaches its dramatic conclusion in this compelling page-turner.  

And here's that extract for you...

Kat and Erik’s father died at the hands of a firing squad in their homeland, Bazakistan. They’ve built new lives for themselves in England, estranged from their mother, Marina. She’d admitted responsibility for their father’s death and had swiftly remarried for money. Now word arrives that Marina has been arrested in Bazakistan after trying to assassinate the ageing President.

“You did what? You’re insane.” Kat couldn’t believe it.
“I fly out tomorrow,” Erik said.
“Don’t get involved. She doesn’t deserve it.”
“Blood is thicker than water, Kat.”
“She doesn’t think so, does she, or else why betray our father?” Kat stared at her phone, wishing Erik was standing in front of her. She would grab his shoulders and shake sense into him.
“She’s a patriot,” Erik said. “She loved her country – our country – more than her husband.”
“And her children.”
“Exactly. She gave up everything for Bazakistan. In that, our mother has been consistent. So whatever she’s done now, it must have been at the behest of the state.”
“How could it have been? Take a reality check.” Kat didn’t bother hiding her frustration. For all his fine intellect, her brother was being extraordinarily dense. He still thought fondly of their mother, while she couldn’t bear to utter the word. “Marina Aliyeva tried to kill the President. The state wouldn’t have commanded her to execute its ruler. I don’t know why she did it, and I don’t care. As far as I’m concerned, she attacked the Old Man fifteen years too late. If she’d had any love for our father, she’d have done the deed decades ago – and done it properly.”
“Either she didn’t do it, or she was following orders,” Erik said. “It’s completely out of character otherwise. Don’t you see, Kat? She’s innocent of wrongdoing.”
“Just this once?” Kat’s laughter was hollow. “I don’t buy it. Anyway, thanks to her, our father’s dead. Want to bet he’s her sole victim? My guess is not. All you know is that she isn’t Mrs Popular in Bazakistan right now. You understand that means we’re not Master Popular and Miss Popular ourselves? You’ll be putting your life at risk. Remember what happened when I went back to Bazakistan? You told me not to go, and you were right. I was kidnapped.”
“In other circumstances, I wouldn’t return, but she needs me.”
He was being uncharacteristically stubborn. Erik was usually inclined to compromise. It explained how he worked amicably with Marty, while Kat found herself exasperated at the businessman’s controlling attitude. Used to twisting her older brother around her little finger, she was reaching the end of her patience.
“What does Amy say?” Desperately, Kat wondered if Amy could change Erik’s mind. She’d have to work on her first, of course. Obviously, Erik’s girlfriend must have given her blessing to this ill-advised trip; he surely wouldn’t have booked a ticket otherwise.
“It’s got nothing to do with Amy,” Erik said.
Her beloved brother had closed every avenue except the road to Bazakistan, and certain danger.

Copyright © 2019 A.A. Abbott

 A compelling psychological thriller, “The Final Trail” is the last book in a saga of vodka makers and villains. Find out more about the Trail series of psychological thrillers here, and about “The Final Trail” at All five crime thrillers are available in ebook, paperback and LARGE PRINT, which is also super-easy for dyslexic readers to enjoy.

Thanks so much to AA Abbott for stopping by and sharing with us today.

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