Detective Harry Riker, London’s most infamous gumshoe, is getting long in the tooth and going heavy on the booze, and his chances to snag that dream case and cash out to an early island retirement are just about over.
Until the vampires show up.
Out of nowhere, police begin finding victims whose bodies have been massacred who’ve been entirely drained of blood. When the government gets involved in the case, Riker sees his chance for a once-in-a-lifetime payday.
Can the overweight, out-of-shape, private detective, Riker lead government agents to take on a rogue vampire splinter cell before they murder the royal family and take over the country?
Despite himself, this aging, over-the-hill detective might be just the hero his nation needs.
Enjoy this humorous free novella and join the crazy ride as London's finest Private detective, Harry Riker, is hot on the heels of the deathly vampires, and also hot on the heels of a vampire romance with the stunning Jane. With his unique brand of wit, bravado, brilliant use of dialogue and genuine likeable anti-hero roguish charm, Riker leads you through the edgy underbelly of London. This free novella will have you laughing out loud as you join in with the action, romance and mystery leaving you wanting more of the great private detective, Harry Riker.
About the author: Mixing genres as only he can, London novelist Steven Loton’s latest book on the misadventures of everyone’s favorite private eye is a tour de force tornado of old-school noir fiction and today’s best supernatural thrillers, mixed with brilliant comedy, wit, this novella is a thrilling action packed ride.
The author of the groundbreaking Kai-Me-Rah and Jungle Shark, Loton injects his gift for observation and razor-sharp action into the latest misadventures of Riker – who could be the city’s best detective, if only he could get out of his own way.