Det. Insp. Todd "Ratso" Holtom series Hard Place – The Prequel is just some twenty pages long. This short teaser introduces Det. Insp. Todd “Ratso” Holtom, a London detective.
In The Prequel, Ratso is on the French Riviera in Monte Carlo and tracking a London drug baron who is aboard his superyacht for dirty business. Ratso’s groundwork leads into the dramatic action at the start of HARD PLACE, a full length mystery thriller which opens with immediate tense and dramatic action.
"Douglas is a superb story writer with twists, turns and the unexpected. His attention to detailed research and word craftsmanship are a pleasure to absorb." - Jonathan from London
"This is a very well written book with an excellent character and a fast moving and intriguing plot. I will definitely be reading Ratso's next exploit."