STANDSTILL: JAKE TANNER #1
TERRORISM JUST GOT PERSONAL.
In the oppressive London summer heat, two brothers orchestrate the deadliest terror attack the city has ever seen. Three airport-bound trains are brought to a standstill with thousands held hostage. And when the dust settles, the Metropolitan Police are left scrambling for solutions.
The terrorists promise to let hostages go, but first Detective Jake Tanner must play his part in their twisted games. The rules are simple--follow them, and no one gets hurt. Break them, and the consequences will be fatal. But when he discovers the identity of one of the passengers, Jake realises this isn’t just about saving hostages.
Battling a faceless figure who’s appointed himself God, Jake must save the passengers before the city descends into utter mayhem.
But how far will he go? Will he save everyone in time? And will he like the chilling truth he learns along the way?
What Others Are Saying About Standstill
"A pulsating thriller that moves at an electrifying pace... Tightly plotted with unbelievable tension... Jack Probyn comes across as a master in crafting a story with an exhilarating endgame… This book is a rare gem." - Readers' Favorite
"It is the most riveting book I have read in a long time. All I can say is please read for yourself it is stunning." - Amazon Reviewer
"Fast-paced storyline with fantastic chase scenes." - Amazon Reviewer
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Interview with the author, Jack Probyn
Q - Can Jake Tanner be compared to any other crime thriller heroes out there?
A - You know, I wouldn't say Jake Tanner is like any of the other crime thriller heroes currently out there. He’s not like the Jack Reachers’ or the Alex Cross’ of these worlds. Sure, he has some similar characteristics, but Jake Tanner is very unique. Jake is a very heavily family-centered man. Anything and everything he does is done for them. But this does, in no way, mean that he is like Alex Cross who, readers familiar with James Patterson’s star, will know is a lean, mean, fighting machine. Instead, Jake Tanner is simply an everyday man. The one you see on the train to and from work everyday. That's what makes Detective Jake Tanner different.
Q - What makes the Detective Jake Tanner series special?
A - A mix of things. I wanted something that would “Wow!” readers, something that is going to make them think, “What if that ever happened to me?” And so I mirrored the Jake Tanner series on something I would like to read myself. The Jake Tanner terror thriller series has a bit of everything. But all of them feature the big question: “What if…” And, once you've read them, you’ll never feel the same way about certain things again.