No Remorse

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Lee McCloud (Mac) has a reputation as a loose cannon. So when a secret agency operating outside the law recruits him for his special operations skills his team leader Tally, a tough, attractive computer genius, is ordered to keep him on a tight leash. But a tight leash is the last thing Mac wants. His intent is to use the agency's massive resources to track down Sophia, a close friend's daughter, who has been kidnapped in Mexico.

From the beginning, sparks fly between Mac and ...

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Overview

Lee McCloud (Mac) has a reputation as a loose cannon. So when a secret agency operating outside the law recruits him for his special operations skills his team leader Tally, a tough, attractive computer genius, is ordered to keep him on a tight leash. But a tight leash is the last thing Mac wants. His intent is to use the agency's massive resources to track down Sophia, a close friend's daughter, who has been kidnapped in Mexico.

From the beginning, sparks fly between Mac and Tally. Mac sees Tally as an office worker, not qualified for field operations. For her part, Tally views Mac as little more than a cold-blooded killer. The conflict escalates as the two are forced to play at husband and wife in order to get close to their next target.

Ignoring orders to stay out of trouble, Mac enlists the help of Scotty, a British soldier, and Jog, a Lebanese fixer. They follow the kidnappers' trail to Paris, where events lead them to suspect Sophia is a captive of Sheik Khalid, a billionaire Saudi exile who is suspected of supporting terrorist groups by shipping weapons, drugs and slaves on his luxury vessel, Princess Aliya.

Mac and Tally discover they have feelings for each other, but events lead Mac to question whether Tally is working to another agenda. With time running out, the group dodges assassins, corrupt generals, evil medicos, Mossad agents, corrupt bureaucrats and sharks. But they cannot anticipate what is waiting for them on Khalid's fortress island of Andaran, or that there's much more at stake than Sophia...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780980806601
  • Publisher: Marq Books
  • Publication date: 1/4/2012
  • Pages: 414
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Ian switched to thriller writing after a career as a social and consumer researcher. He is a published travel writer who has previously authored and edited two books on small business. His debut conspiracy thriller, NO REMORSE, is the first in a series, and he is currently working on a crime thriller, and the sequel to NO REMORSE. He lives in Brisbane with his wife and children.
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  • Posted April 11, 2012

    The following is the Kirkus Review's review of No Remorse (as di

    The following is the Kirkus Review's review of No Remorse (as distinct from the above rating):

    Walkley pits CIA agents against a maniacal Saudi prince intent on starting World War III in this debut thriller.
    Delta Force operative Lee McCloud, aka Mac, finds himself in Mexico, trying to rescue two teenage girls kidnapped by a drug cartel. But things go from bad to worse when the villains don’t play by the rules. Framed for two murders he didn’t commit, Mac has two options: go to prison or go to work for a CIA black-op group run by the devious Wisebaum, who hacks into terrorists’ bank accounts and confiscates millions of dollars.
    However, there’s more going on than meets the eye; Saudi Prince Khalid is in possession of nuclear canisters, with which he hopes to alter world history. Khalid also dabbles in trafficking young women, and harvesting and selling human organs. When Wisebaum’s black-op team targets Khalid’s father, the action becomes even more intense.
    With so many interweaving subplots—kidnapped girls, Israeli undercover agents, nuclear weapons and a secret underwater hideout—it could be easy to lose track of what’s going on. But the author’s deft handling of the material ensures that doesn’t occur; subplots are introduced at the appropriate junctures and, by story’s end, all are accounted for and neatly concluded.
    Mac is portrayed as a rough and ready action-hero, yet his vulnerabilities will evoke empathy in readers. He finds a love interest in Tally, a hacker whose personality is just quirky enough to complement his own.
    All Walkley’s primary characters are fleshed out and realistic, with the exception of Wisebaum—a malicious, double-dealing, back-stabber of the worst ilk; the reader is left wondering about Wisebaum’s motivations behind such blatant treachery.
    Despite this, Walkley’s beefy prose and rousing action sequences deliver a thriller to satisfy any adrenaline addict.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2012

    A welcome addition to the action thriller genre

    The first thing that occurred to me as I was reading No Remorse was that I can't wait to see the movie. It would be a cross between Taken, the Bourne series and James Bond's Thunderball. The characters are fantastic and the action is almost non stop. I bought the book and it sat on my digital shelf while I was finishing up another book but I don't know why I waited to start it. I can't wait to read more by Ian and I look forward to the next adventures of Mac and Tally.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2012

    No Remorse is an action packed international thriller that begin

    No Remorse is an action packed international thriller that begins with
    the abduction of two young American girls holidaying in Mexico. Ignoring
    protocol, Lee McCloud, a Delta Force soldier, leads his unit in a bid to
    rescue the teenagers, one his goddaughter Sophia, but the operation goes
    horribly wrong and McCloud faces a court martial for his actions. When
    the CIA offers McCloud a way out he accepts, joining a black ops unit
    involved in electronically confiscating millions in ill-gotten gains.
    Determined to find out what happened to Sophia, McCloud runs his own
    secret agenda under the guise of his assigned mission, stunned to learn
    that both causes lead to the same man, Saudi Prince Khalid. There are
    enough gunfights, explosions and chase scenes in No Remorse to keep any
    adrenaline junkie happy. The plot is heavy with spies, terrorists,
    thugs, traitors and a complex web of intrigue that leads McCloud from
    Mexico, to Europe and to the Middle East. The pace is frenetic and the
    tension kept high once all the players are in place. Walkley weaves
    multiple threads with surprising skill and though I felt the story was
    perhaps too crowded at times, it all resolves quite neatly in the end.
    McCloud, like all good action heroes, is tough, resourceful and
    unwilling to obey the rules. He fights his own demons during the course
    of the novel which demonstrates some vulnerability as does his budding
    relationship Tally, his CIA partner. Walkley's villains are
    irredeemable, not only intent on triggering war with stolen nuclear
    armaments, Kahlid and his cohorts traffic in human slavery, the sexual
    exploitation of children and organ harvesting. Not everyone will be
    comfortable with some of the explicit aspects of the novel, I found the
    scenes of child rape and torture particularly confronting and shuddered
    at the idea of live organ donation. While I did think there was the
    occasional issue with sentence structure and areas that could have been
    edited more ruthlessly, No Remorse is very well written, particularly
    for a debut novel with such an ambitious storyline. A gripping novel
    offering an exciting adventure, No Remorse will appeal to blockbuster
    action thriller fans who will enjoy hanging on for a wild ride.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 11, 2012

    Awesome thriller - great read!

    No Remorse is a fast paced thriller that grabs you from the start and doesn't let go until the end. It's an action packed story with strong characters, and has an amazing plot that at times was quite disturbing. The current day references make this story almost believable.

    One thing I liked is that you see the story from several different characters point of view. Mac, the main character, Tally, Mac's partner, Sophia, the kidnapped girl and Sheik Khalid, the terrorist. You get a glimpse of what they are feeling and experiencing, which heightened the thrill of the story.

    There's a lot going on throughout the book, so many characters and several sub-plots, at times it was overwhelming. It took me awhile to get through this book, but found myself bringing it with me everywhere and reading at every chance I got. It's definitely a book that's hard to put down.

    This is an awesome, well-written, gripping novel and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves thriller and suspense. It's not for the faint hearted though, there's alot of gruesome acts and bloodshed

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2012

    Exciting newcomer

    This exciting novel with it's up to date scenarios and fascinating locations totally complement the intriguing plot that spills out of 105 "punchy" chapters. It will take up all your spare time until you reach the last page.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2013

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    I enjoyed Ian Walkley's debut novel, No Remorse. The plot of the

    I enjoyed Ian Walkley's debut novel, No Remorse. The plot of the 900+ page thriller was complex, nuanced, and very engaging. The main characters were well developed, especially "Mac," the lead character. The plot kept me guessing until near the end, and the action kept the story moving at a high tempo. Although there were some minor errors on US military terminology, I only noticed them because I'm a Marine Veteran. In summary, I'd recommend this book to any adult fan of the genre, and I'm looking forward to Mr. Walkley's next book! He's an author with a bright future and at least one new fan.

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