A haunted man. A murdered friend. A deadly enemy.
Dan Taylor was a bomb disposal expert in the British Army until an IED killed three of his team and left him scarred for life. On the brink of self-destruction, Dan is unable to cope with the nightmares that haunt him.
Until the day an estranged friend leaves a voicemail message for him, moments before he is assassinated in cold blood.
Plunged into a global conspiracy, Dan must unravel the research notes that Peter Edgewater left behind to locate an explosive device that is being smuggled towards London by a secretive organisation hell-bent on protecting its assets – and time is running out.
White Gold is the first book in an action-packed adventure thriller series that fans of Vince Flynn, Robert Ludlum and the Lee Child Jack Reacher series are calling "a blast!”
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Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite Rachel Amphlett’s novel, White Gold (Dan Taylor), starts off when Sarah Edgewater’s ex-husband is murdered. An extremist organization, which will go to any lengths to protect their interests, has ordered the assassination. She turns to Dan Taylor, a geologist and former soldier. With the threat of an explosive device orbiting around the world, ready to create havoc on alternative energy research and the city of London itself, they try to untangle the research notes left by Sarah’s ex-husband together. This is a mission that will take them through the Arctic Circle, from London to Australia and back again, as they chase the bomb and unravel the truth; but the bomb is ticking fast and time is running out. White Gold (Dan Taylor) is a fast-paced ecological thriller that will make readers hold their breath as they turn the pages. As the main protagonists chase the bomb that will change the future of alternative energy research and the city of London forever, we realize that this is a case of terrorism that aims to influence world economics by manipulating prevailing market forces. There is a lot of technical information in Rachel Amphlett’s novel that deals with environmental activism, but it is presented in such a way that it is easy to understand. The characters are well rounded and interesting and for those who like love stories, there is a subtle touch of romance that heightens the tension in the story. There have been many thrillers coming out in the market today and, from time to time, we find one that completely catches our attention. White Gold is certainly one of them!
This is an Excellent Action Thriller. I love finding a new Author that can grab my attention like Rachel Amphlett has, with this very clever and memorable story. I love characters like Dan Taylor who are a little rough around the edges, and who are quite damaged. However, he has some great skills, and he is definitely a character that I would love to follow. It’s understandable that Dan Taylor would have nightmares from his tour of Iraq. Especially after he was tricked into defusing a fake bomb, when the real one was so close by. He constantly see’s the real bomb detonating, every time he closes his eyes, in what has become a constant nightmare. Doctor Peter Edgewater has definitely upset a few people with his current lectures, on what he believes is happening in the mining industry. He believes there is a large conglomerate taking over mining companies, that are mining for precious metals. Especially white gold. White gold has been dubbed as a future alternate energy source, and of course this has upset some very rich individuals in the coal mining industry. They aren’t prepared to lose money on their investments. So, Peter’s life has been threatened, if he doesn’t keep his mouth shut, and cease this course of action immediately. Unfortunately, Peter has no intention of stopping, and he has every intention of telling the world about what’s going on. He’s quite distressed when he leaves a message for his old university friend Dan Taylor, asking for his help. I also enjoyed the background the Author has put into the characters, and that the plot touched on some real issues in the world today. This really did make this story a pleasure to read.