#Excerpt from Stealth by Hugh Fraser @realhughfraser @urbanebooks #lovebooksgrouptour

Posted October 3, 2018 by Zoé in Excerpt, Reviews and Stuff / 3 Comments

#Excerpt from Stealth by Hugh Fraser @realhughfraser @urbanebooks #lovebooksgrouptour

Stealth by Hugh Fraser
Published by Urbane Publications on October 4, 2018
Pages: 360

When a step out of line means a fight to the death... London 1967 A working girl is brutally murdered in a Soho club. Rina Walker takes out the killer and attracts the attention of a sinister line-up of gangland enforcers with a great deal to prove. When a member of British Military Intelligence becomes aware of her failure to fulfill a contract issued by an inmate of Broadmoor, he forces her into the deadly arena of the Cold War, with orders to kill an enemy agent. Rina needs to call upon all her dark skills, not simply to survive, but to protect the ones she loves.

Really excited to be part of this blog tour! I will admit I have not had the pleasure of reading any of Mr Fraser books YET, but I could not say no to Captain Hastings! So thank you for having me! 

London 1967

A bloke at the next table looks our way and when Fenton turns to him, I whip out the duster and give him a straight right to his temple. As he falls backwards and hits the floor, I knock the table out of the way and stamp on his bollocks. When he shouts and rears up, I kick him under the jaw, make a run for the door and leg it up Wardour Street wondering how Fenton got to know about me doing Charlie Hobson months ago. After weaving in and out of the evening crowd, I duck into a doorway and look back towards the pub. I can’t see anyone after me, so I hail a cab and get in. I reckon I won’t go home in case any of Fenton’s firm were in the pub and know where I live, so I tell the driver to take me to Abigail’s in Frith Street. 

As we go past the pub, I see Fenton being carried to a car. He looks like he’s out cold. As we drive round Soho Square I’m looking forward to seeing Lizzie. An ambulance roars past and it reminds me of the night I found her and took her to hospital after she’d been beaten up by a mad punter who was into some weird stuff. When she came out I managed to persuade her to give up whoring and mistressing and after I’d sorted the punter out I bought Abigail’s Club for her, so that she’d be on a good earner and have something to keep her busy. It’s been going well, with Lizzie knowing so many girls to do the hostessing and a good few hotel doormen to send the punters in for something to spice up the business trip.  George Preston’s handling the protection and we’ve got some good muscle on the door so even though we get a few bad lads coming in for a drink or a meet, there’s been no real trouble so far.

*Thank you so much to Kelly at Love Group Book Tours, Urbane Books and the author Hugh Fraser for an excerpt of this book*

About Hugh Fraser

Hugh Fraser is best known for playing Captain Hastings in Agatha Christie’s ‘Poirot’ and the Duke of Wellington in ‘Sharpe’. His films include Patriot Games, 101 Dalmatians, The Draughtsman’s Contract and Clint Eastwood’s Firefox. In the theatre he has appeared in Teeth’n’Smiles at the Royal Court and Wyndhams and in several roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He also composed the theme to Rainbow!



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