Tuesday 21 February 2017

Guest Post: Richard Davis's Favourite Five Things About Saul Marshall

Great to have Richard Davis, author of the adult thriller Saul Marshall series, on the blog today talking about his main character!

Fave Five Things about Saul Marshall

1. His sense of humour.

Unlike Vannevar Yeung – Saul’s loyal sidekick, who speaks in a stream of wise-cracks – Saul is far more sparing with his humour. But for Saul, less is more, and I have a lot of fun making sure he gives as good as he gets. I believe the best thriller protagonists are the ones that can see the dark humour in among the shit. 

2. His fallibility. 

Saul Marshall is a highly trained ex FBI agent, who also did a stint with the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team, an elite special forces unit dedicated to saving lives. But whereas most protagonists with these sorts of credentials can’t put a foot wrong, and steamroller their enemies without breaking a sweat, Saul Marshall, like his real-life counterparts, often makes mistakes – sometimes big ones. I think this is more interesting, but also more honest. 

3. His eyes.

At the risk of this sounding like a love letter, I like Saul’s eyes. As it so happens, they have never been referenced in the books as of yet. However, he has heterochromia iridis; in other words, his eyes are two different colours: one brown, one blue. 

4. His sense of loyalty.

Saul doesn’t forget who his friends are, and always has their back – and it surely goes without saying, this is a damn fine trait. That said, if you cross him, there’ll invariably be hell to pay. 

5. He does everything I tell him. 

And this effectively makes me a spy handler – which is cool. 

Saul Marshall Series by
Richard Davis

A psychotic terrorist has his son. He will do anything to save him
When a rogue cult turns deadly, the FBI call on former conman Agent Saul Marshall. FALSE PROPHET introduces a gripping new series from thriller writer Richard Davis
Marshall is soon drawn into a cat and mouse chase with the leader of the cult, Ivan Drexler. As the scale of Drexler’s terrorist ambition becomes ever clearer, news arrives that he has taken Marshall’s son hostage. Removed from the line of duty, he must work alone, off-grid.
As the attacks intensify, Saul will stop at nothing to defeat Drexler.
But the FBI are questioning Saul’s own part in the carnage. He must work fast to save both his country and his life. Can Saul stop the carnage before it’s too late? And can he save his son?
As wave after wave of attacks break, the clock is ticking for Saul.

Information about the Book
Title: False Prophet (Saul Marshall #1)
Author: Richard Davis
Release Date: 25th January 2016
Genre: Crime
Publisher: Canelo
Format: ebook

Saul Marshall is on the run.

As a wave of seemingly random assassinations engulfs California, Marshall finds himself drawn into a situation spiralling out of control.

He soon discovers some of the webs’ most secure protocols have been compromised by a rogue team of former Chinese agents. When Marshall realises what they plan, the stakes are raised…

And that’s before the Secretary of State gets involved. Can Marshall unravel the deceit and tricks before it’s too late? Can he stop the carnage, or will he become part of it? One thing is for certain: either way his enemies will never forget.

Information about the Book
Title: Never Again (Saul Marshall #2)
Author: Richard Davis
Release Date: 20th February 2017
Genre: Crime
Publisher: Canelo
Format: ebook

Author Information

Richard Davis graduated from University College London in 2011 and Cambridge University in 2012. The Saul Marshall series was born from Davis’s extensive travels around the United States and his long-standing
obsession with thriller fiction. He lives in North London, UK, with his girlfriend.

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