I never thought this day would come.
And I never thought they day would come where the books are actually out there in the wild, in the market. But there’s still a while to go till then.
It‘s been about a year since I first started/conceived of The CID Case Series.
After writing Floor 68, I realised that I was doing the entire Jake Tanner series wrong - and that it was time for a major shakeup.
I mean, who starts a franchise in the middle of the character‘s story/arc without starting from the beginning? George Lucas did it... but who‘s ever heard of him?
And that was when I decided to write The CID Case Series — the series that follows Jake right from the very beginning. He‘s just a rookie cop, training to become an official detective Constable within the Criminal Investigation Department of the UK‘s largest police forces.
But this is a series with a difference. Its written and published like a television serial: with each story split into six episodes.
Six books in total. Six episodes per book. Thirty six episodes in total.
All released weekly.
I have a pretty solid publishing schedule ahead of me which is going to keep me busy for the rest of the year, but I‘m up to the challenge.
Have I bitten off more than I can chew? Stick around to find out.
The CID Case series has it all: bank robberies, jewellery heists, diabolical devices, murders, serial killers, drug lords, human traffickers. And, most importantly, throughout all of the series is an invisible target working against Jake: a corrupt police officer running the biggest criminal operation the country‘s ever seen. And it‘s Jake’s job to put a stop to it.
The series is filled with twists and turns and I can’t wait for you to read it.
So, by now you‘re probably wondering what the first book is in the series.
Introducing: The Conspiracy.
If you‘ve read The Red Viper, then you‘ll have met The Crimsons... well, they‘re back. And they‘re bigger than ever.
Candace Strachan can’t breathe.
A small jewellers is raided in Guildford High Street and leaves police chasing their tails. Reports suggest that it's The Crimsons, an organised crime group the police have been hunting for years.
The device wrapped around her neck is suffocating her, crushing her chest.
But for rookie detective, Jake Tanner, something doesn't seem right. The heist doesn’t fit any of their previous patterns. And the last time Jake met them, he was staring down the barrel of their gun, bargaining for his life.
The men who put it there have left her to die.
When the shop owner is kidnapped and a collar bomb is attached to her neck, Jake learns one of his own is involved – a police officer.
Her life now rests in Jake Tanner’s hands.
As Jake follows the group on a wild goose chase, he questions everything he knows about his team. Who can he trust? And is he prepared to find out?
It’s Jake Tanner‘s first-ever case, and he‘s up against it.
As I mentioned above, the series will be released in weekly instalments, and the schedule is thus:
CID 1 - THE CONSPIRACY - EPISODE 1 - OUT 08/06/20 CID 1 - THE CONSPIRACY - EPISODE 2 - OUT 15/06/20 CID 1 - THE CONSPIRACY - EPISODE 3 - OUT 22/06/20 CID 1 - THE CONSPIRACY - EPISODE 4 - OUT 29/06/20 CID 1 - THE CONSPIRACY - EPISODE 5 - OUT 06/07/20 CID 1 - THE CONSPIRACY - EPISODE 6 - OUT 13/07/20
Episodes released every Monday, just like a television programme. Although, in the age of digital streaming services like Netflix Disney+, it‘s becoming less and less of a model.
But still, I‘m optimistic.
And the good news is, all six episodes are available for pre-order now.
They‘re exclusive to Amazon‘s Kindle Unlimited programme, but if you also read on kindle then you‘ll be able to purchase them for 0.99.
You can download all of the episodes in one go or individually. Regardless, I‘ve put the links below:
Episode 1 - here
Episode 2 - here
Episode 3 - here
Episode 4 - here
Episode 5 - here
Episode 6 - here
Download them all in one go for the US Market
Download them all in one go for the UK Market
Download them all in one go for the CA Market
Download them all in one go for the AUS Market
Download them all in one go for the DE Market
Download them all in one go for the IT Market
Click the links to make sure you don’t miss out. All titles will be downloaded to your device on launch day.