James Montgomery Jackson

Writing about when "Honesty Isn't Everything"

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April 3, 2018 (Preorders available).

If you love the suspense and plot twists of domestic thrillers, this page-turner is for you. Seamus McCree’s first solo bodyguard assignment goes from bad to worse. His client disappears. His granddog finds a buried human bone. Police find a fresh human body.

His client is to testify in a Chicago money laundering trial. He’s paranoid that with a price on his head, if the police know where he’s staying, the information will leak. Seamus promised his business partner and lover, Abigail Hancock, that he’d keep the witness safe at the McCree family camp located deep in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan’s woods.

Abigail is furious at his incompetence and their relationship flounders. Even his often-helpful son, Paddy, must put family safety ahead of helping his father. Seamus risks his own safety and freedom to turn amateur sleuth in hopes he can solve the crimes, fulfill his promise of protection, and win back Abigail. Wit and grit are on his side, but the clock is ticking . . . and the hit man is on his way.

Check out the first four chapters of Empty Promises.

Download the pdf here. Give it a read and let me know what you think.

What Readers Are Saying

Well, they aren't saying quite yet since no one has had a chance to read it. Come back in March to check out the comments. (But I can't help bragging that my Jan says this is the best Seamus McCree yet!)

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Latest News

Empty Promises STATUS Release date is April 3, 2018!

False Bottom STATUS (6th in the Seamus McCree series): Back to Boston, and Family, and More Secrets. Uncle Mike is murdered. Seamus mistakenly thinks being Uncle Mike's executor will be straight forward.

False Bottom First Draft
COMPLETE 11/25/17
False Bottom Second Draft
Here we go . . .

   Last Updated 1/28/2018


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