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Book Description

Jack Calder and his former SAS colleagues at ISP, a specialist security firm, are saved from certain death when an ex-Gurkha is killed smothering a deadly grenade thrown into a lunchtime Chinese restaurant in the West End of London. They learn that murderous turf wars are raging between Asian Triads and Eastern European mobsters vying for control of international fiefdoms of drug smuggling, people trafficking, prostitution and money laundering.

An unexpected visit from the highest levels of international law enforcement offers Jack and the ISP team a means to use their black operations skills to wreak a ruthless retaliation against the drug lords.

Unlikely partners emerge in their onslaught against the gangs as the warring criminal factions threaten an unholy alliance to repel them. The pursuit spins across Europe, Turkey and North Africa before a final reckoning.

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  • File Size: 2086 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Publisher: self published (July 2, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008H45KJC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #383,190 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bang bang You're Dead September 13, 2012
By Amadeus
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I must admit having read this first before "The Violin Man's Legacy" which is a bad idea.

Partly because of this the characters were very flat as they had been fleshed out better in the previous book.

However whilst the plot was interesting enough to keep me turning the pages to the end, all the action seemed to be quite unreal as every "combat" style event took place smoothly and successfully which places it firmly in the land of fantasy. Even the sex was unbelievably successful!

Felt like something written well outside the author's real of knowledge, without the mitigating benefit of any real creativity.

Still, no reason not to take it with you on holiday.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seumas Gallacher at his best! July 6, 2012
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Vengeance Wears Black exudes pure Seumas Gallacher at his best!

Travel the globe with Jack Calder in his world of International Security!

A direct and to the point style of writing beguiles you as the plot is layered.

Classic, fast paced, action that allows you to rub elbows with Interpol, the ISP and syndicated crimes such as human trafficking.

Will Jack Calder save the girl?

A plot that keeps you locked in until you are finished.

Only to leave you with this...
If the first two books of this series are anything 'to go buy'.... How can we wait for #3!

Don't stop now Seumas, I am hooked on the 'Jack Calder Novel' series!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great thriller February 28, 2014
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"Vengeance Wears Black" by Seumas Gallacher is a gripping thriller set in the world of a private security firm that investigates sinister international mobsters.
Beginning with a rather grim chapter involving human trafficking from Eastern Europe to Britain the book then turns its focus on London. Members of said security only narrowly escape a bomb blast that seems part of a international gang warfare.
Jack Calder and his former SAS colleagues investigate and team up with officials to sort out the mess that spans from Hong Kong and South China to Eastern Europe and the UK.
Gallacher has spun a complex plot that reflects how one must imagine the underworld functioning. The investigation moves at a realistic pace but never loses suspense and intrigue. The characters are also gratefully written without the OTT attributes that many thrillers like to give their heroes. Calder and his partners are almost regular people which made the whole story come together believably.
This has great production values and a high entertainment factor.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Series Worth Following... February 11, 2014
By Gigi
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I'm moving more quickly through this series of books now as I become more intimately involved with the characters. Although the violence rough tough stuff makes this series more of a "guys read", the connection I am beginning to feel with the characters is turning it into a good read for all. I'm enjoying this Jack Calder series and am looking forward to reading the next book. I feel as though the personalities of the characters are beginning to take on more definition which helps me to relate more personally.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great traveller's companion August 5, 2013
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This is the ideal read for when you are travelling. The action never lets up as the tale unravels like a twisting rollercoaster; mayhem for the plane or a rainy day. With this one you can stop reading, doze, do some work and it's there for you when you're ready to re-engage. The scope is wide, the complexity easy to follow.

The baddies are really bad and even the factions don't like each other. Who is going to bump off who? Exotic locations and vicious confrontations blend in a heady mix.

Only 4 stars? Seumas Gallacher is a writer who is going to get even better. This is an excellent 4 star read.
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Good story with decent editing this book was a good, quick read that kept my attention. I felt encouraged to seek other works by this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Thriller April 17, 2013
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I haven't ready anything by Seumas Gallacher before, and this fast-paced thriller was certainly a great read. Set on an international stage the story provided well-fleshed out characters, suspense and details aplenty to make it very believable. Definitely engrossing from first page to last - I'll be looking for more by Seumas Gallacher.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A solid action thriller; bang on! March 1, 2013
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This is the first of Seumas Gallacher's thrillers I have read and it was definitely worth the while. The tale is fast-paced and takes the reader on an international, action-filled ride as a London-based private security firm finds itself in the middle of a war between rival criminal factions. From the initial explosion in a London restaurant, the carnage ramps up as the vengeance of the title manifests. The author creates an original tale of mayhem where Eastern European gangsters, Chinese triads, London's Police force, Interpol and an eclectic assortment of ex-Special Forces personnel weave an intricate ballet of violence and retribution. The characters are treated well however; no two-dimensional Rambo-types here, and for that are thoroughly believable. A great thriller. Looking forward to reading more by this author.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Written like a television script
I really wanted to like this book and give it a higher score. But I couldn't. It just read too much like a storyline for one of those action television series where the good guys... Read more
Published 14 months ago by SoulThief
4.0 out of 5 stars Action Packed Adventure
Reading this interesting novel made me think of Sean Connery playiing Jack Calder as the lead man in this action packed adventure. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Jeannie Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Cry Havoc!
If you like your thrillers peppered with gunfire and explosions, and with a lots of bad guys getting blown away, `Vengeance Wears Black' is for you. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Diogenes
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read-somewhere along a mystery/thriller/crime theme
Do you like interconnected secret government agencies, drug rings, and bad guys getting what they deserve? Then you need to read this! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Shannon McRoberts
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
I read The Violin Man's Legacy and Vengeance Wears Black one after the other. I recommend reading TVML first, to get the background of the characters. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Linda the Writer
5.0 out of 5 stars He does it again and again!
Another of Sumas Gallacher's good books and I'm excited to have it. A great writer and his books are a "must have."
Published 16 months ago by Faye M. Tollison
4.0 out of 5 stars Non-stop action!

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Published 17 months ago by Jodi Chapters
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More About the Author

Seumas Gallacher was born in the cradle of the Govan shipyards in Glasgow in the so-called "bad old days" which were in reality the greatest of days, where everybody was a real character of note.

An early career as a trainee Scottish banker led to a spell in London, where his pretence to be a missionary converting the English locals fell on deaf ears.

Escape to the Far East in 1980 opened up access to cultures and societies on a global scale, eventually bringing the realisation that the world is quite simply one large extended village.

The lifelong desire to write has resulted in "The Violin Man's Legacy", the first in a planned series.

Seumas says that finishing that novel was one of the best feelings he has ever experienced in a life full of rich emotions.

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