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MANCHESTER: Cain Bell thought he had closure over his daughter’s hit and run death after Ted Blake confessed he was behind the wheel just before he died.

Fast forward twenty years and Cain’s fiancée claims the driver was lying. Before she can say more, a savage attack leaves her in a coma fighting for her life.

To make sense of the assault, Cain must discover why four friends swore blind to never reveal the tragic truth about the circumstances surrounding the killing of his daughter.

He can only succeed if he persuades Manchester’s most terrifying gangster to talk.

But Billy McGinty is in no mood to break his own wall of silence. Somehow Cain must convince him to spill the beans, even if it means putting his own life on the line.




“Perfect for anyone who loves crime fiction and has a connection to Manchester, The city lives and breathes through this book.” Beneathahousandskies

“An intricate plot that has plenty of twists that lead to a surprising and satisfying climax.” Avonna, GoodReads

“One roller coaster of a ride, it was dangerous, gripping, tense, enthralling and gritty.” Dash, GoodReads 

“An excellent new crime novel, perfect for anyone who loves crime fiction, has a connection to Manchester as the city lives and breathes through this book.” Rowena Andrew. GoodReads

“Gritty, well written story with twists that keep you guessing.” Sharon Rimmelzwaan, GoodReads 

“Gripping crime thriller filled with a rollercoaster of emotions and plot twists.” Sharon, GoodReads

“Effortlessly captures his audience and pulls them into the lives of some very real characters.” Emily Quinn, GoodReads 

“The Manchester accent shines through.” Catherine Castling, GoodReads

“Suspenseful read, has loss, danger, a crime family, revenge and so much more.” Jacqueline Ellison, GoodReads 

“Brilliant dark, gritty and thrilling crime story full of danger. Exploring loss, searching for the truth and trying against will to gain revenge, this is one fast plot line to keep you on your toes.” Laura Turner (PageTurnersNook)

“A dark, powerful and well-plotted noir thriller set in Manchester … overall this a cracking read.”  Alexjbookreviews

London-based financial journalist Spencer Beck is obsessed with billionaire biotech prodigy, Adam Reid, orphaned in his mid-teens when his parents died in a tragic murder-suicide in New York City.

A shadowy informant with MI5 connections promises Beck unfettered access to the mysterious Reid and introduces him to Daniel Flanagan, a retired Big Apple detective who investigated the deaths of Adam’s mother and father.

Spencer’s initial scepticism, fed by the suspicions of the former police officer, turns to excitement when Reid reveals the truth about himself and his altruistic ambitions to protect society from a deadly virus with a powerful vaccine he’s developed.

But when Beck’s entire world starts to implode, he discovers Reid harbours a vendetta that, left unchecked, threatens not only his survival but that of an entire species.




“Take one part brilliant-scientist-gone-rogue, one part revenge-thriller, and one part snarky-narrator-with-everything-to-lose, mix them together, and you’ll get Always Adam.” Meredith Rankin, GoodReads 

“Always Adam is a book that demands attention because it is clever, relevant and while there are parts that incredibly complex, it is well worth the effort to untangle because this is a story that packs a punch.” Rowena Andrews, GoodReads

“More twists and turns than you would find on a ‘Snakes & Ladders’ board.” Amanda, GoodReads 

“Always Adam is full of scientific knowledge that Brumby has eeked out into a delightful tale of intrigue and the impossible.” Kimberly, GoodReads 

“I love a story that hooks me immediately and Always Adam did just that.” Sharon Rimmelzwaan, GoodReads 

“Jeeeez!! What an absolute whirlwind of an experience! I never knew I needed a book about biotechnology in my life, but this has just blown my mind.” Emily Quinn, GoodReads 

“An intriguing read about biotechnology that will draw you in.” Jacqueline Ellison, GoodReads 

“To combine the worlds of journalism, finance and biotechnology into a fast paced thriller takes real skill. Mark Brumby has a fluid style that provides insights into what can be challenging areas but makes them clear, engaging and provides surprises to the end.” Peter Linacre 

“Always Adam is well written, well crafted, and up-to-date thriller that will keep you riveted.” John Derek

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