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Thursday, 12 April 2018

☀ Empty Promises: Seamus McCree [5] - James M. Jackson

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Empty Promises, a Domestic Thriller by (, Wolf's Echo Press, 254 pages).

This is the fifth book in the Seamus McCree series.

Don't miss our interview with author James M. Jackson.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below. Empty Promises is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author James M. Jackson will be awarding a the chance to name a character who will appear in FALSE BOTTOM (Seamus McCree #6) to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).


|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || The Series || Author Q&A || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||

Synopsis

If you love the suspense and plot twists of domestic thrillers, this page-turner will be for you. Seamus McCree’s first solo bodyguard assignment goes from bad to worse. His client disappears. His granddog finds a buried human bone. Police find a fresh human body.

His client is to testify in a Chicago money laundering trial. He’s paranoid that with a price on his head, if the police know where he’s staying, the information will leak. Seamus promised his business partner and lover, Abigail Hancock, that he’d keep the witness safe at the McCree family camp located deep in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s woods.

Abigail is furious at his incompetence and their relationship flounders. Even his often-helpful son, Paddy, must put family safety ahead of helping his father. Seamus risks his own safety and freedom to turn amateur sleuth in hopes he can solve the crimes, fulfill his promise of protection, and win back Abigail. Wit and grit are on his side, but the clock is ticking . . . and the hit man is on his way.


The Series: Seamus McCree

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Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Ant Farm [1]


In this first novel in the Seamus McCree series, thirty-eight retirees meet a gruesome end at a picnic meant to celebrate their achievements, and financial crimes consultant Seamus McCree must uncover the evil behind the botulism murders.

But the deadly picnic outside Chillicothe, Ohio, isn't the only treacherous investigation facing Seamus; he also worms his way into a Cincinnati murder investigation when the victim turns out to be a church friend's fiancé.

While police speculate this killing may have been the mistake of a dyslexic hit man, Seamus uncovers disturbing information of financial chicanery, and by doing so, puts his son in danger and places a target on his own back. Can Seamus bring the truth to light, or will those who have already killed to keep their secrets succeed in silencing a threat once more?

[First published by Kindle Press; this new edition published 26 May 2015, 310 pages]

Bad Policy [2]


It’s the first “IRA six pack” since the 1970s and The Troubles in Northern Ireland. And Seamus McCree is in hot water. Again.

Seamus returns to Cincinnati after a routine business trip to discover his home has become a crime scene. The murder victim posed in his basement is an acquaintance who endured the six pack: bullets to his ankles, knees, and elbows. Forced to prove his innocence, Seamus uncovers a twisted trail that leads back to his Boston roots. He’s stunned to learn the truth about his father’s death and the resulting divorce of Boston’s Irish mafia and the Provisional IRA.

The more Seamus digs for the truth, the more his life unravels. As the body count climbs, all trails lead back to him, forcing Seamus underground to smoke out who is framing him — and why — before he becomes the next victim.

[First published 1 March 2013; this second edition 1 April 2016, 224 pages]

Cabin Fever [3]


Financial crimes investigator Seamus McCree returns in this thrilling sequel to Bad Policy. With his house in Cincinnati in ruins, Seamus retreats to the family cabin for some well-earned rest and relaxation. But his plans for a quiet, contemplative winter in the wilds of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are thrown out the window when he discovers a naked woman on his porch during a blizzard. The mystery woman is suffering from hypothermia, frostbite, high fevers, amnesia—and rope burns on her wrists and ankles.

Snowbound at the cabin, without transportation or phone coverage, Seamus struggles to keep the woman alive and find a way to get an SOS message out. What he doesn’t know is that a domestic paramilitary organization is hunting for an escaped female prisoner—and closing in on his isolated refuge.

[Published 6 April 2014, 268 pages]

Seamus McCree Series Boxed Set [1-3]


This Boxed Set contains the first three Seamus McCree novels: ANT FARM, BAD POLICY, and CABIN FEVER.

[Published 30 July 2017, 901 pages]

Doubtful Relations [4]


Financial crimes investigator Seamus McCree has wife problems, and Lizzie’s not even his wife anymore. Her current husband disappeared on a business trip to Savannah. Was he kidnapped? Dispatched by his hedge fund partners? Or did he run off with another woman? Police assume he’s AWOL, and Lizzie turns to Seamus for help.

Seamus has no desire to be sucked into Lizzie’s drama again, but her angst is also affecting their son, Paddy. Seamus agrees to help discover the truth, a quest that soon involves the entire extended family. Long buried secrets surface and each member must confront the question, “How far can you trust your family?” Equal parts road trip, who done what, and domestic thriller, book four in the Seamus McCree series takes psychological suspense to a new level. Seamus McCree fans and newcomers alike will delight in this fast-paced novel that leaves no one in the family unchanged and keeps you guessing until the very end.

[Published 23 Aug. 2016, 271 pages]

Low Tide at Tybee: A Novella [4.5]


In “Low Tide at Tybee,” James M. Jackson brings three of his Seamus McCree series characters (Seamus, his darts-throwing mother, and his now six-year-old granddaughter, Megan) to Tybee Island, Georgia to vacation and escape winter up north.

Megan spots a thief going through their beach bags, after which their vacation unravels with a series of twists and turns that will leave you guessing until the end, trying to figure out who done what.

[Published 10 January 2018, 69 pages]

About the Author

James M. Jackson authors the Seamus McCree series consisting of five novels and one novella.

Jim splits his time between the deep woods of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Georgia’s Lowcountry. He claims the moves between locations are weather-related, but others suggest they may have more to do with not overstaying his welcome.

He is the past president of the 700+ member Guppy Chapter of Sisters in Crime.

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3 comments:

  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. James listed a bad link. Glad I found you. Will stop by again

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