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

Posted December 31, 2018 by Zoé in Excerpt, Reviews and Stuff / 2 Comments

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

Stealth by Hugh Fraser
Series: Rina Walker #4
Published by Urbane Publications on October 4, 2018
Genres: Mystery, Crime
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.

So I get to close the amazing Urbane Extravaganza tour! It has been so awesome! To close the tour, I am sharing another excerpt from Stealth by the amazing Hugh Fraser. (See that excerpt here)

So what are people saying about Stealth, book four in the Rina Walker series

By The Letter Book Reviews says

Stealth is a compulsive read that had me tearing through the pages. With some unexpected turns and twists, the author ensures he keeps the reader on the edge of their seat, holding on for dear life. A series that just gets better and better.

Goodreads reviewer says

The writing is rich in atmosphere, the mentions of music throughout evoke a great sense of the period and quite often had me singing along in my head as I read. Tension mounts swiftly as the pace quickens, the situations that Rina becomes involved in make for utterly thrilling reading.

Goodreads reviewer says

WOW! This hit the ground running and didn’t stop until the very end. Non stop action all the way. I was exhausted by the time I had turned the last page.

This sounds utterly enticing!!


I’m sitting at a corner table in a pub in Wardour Street waiting for Bert Davis. It’s Friday night and the place is heaving. I look at my watch, see it’s near closing time and I’m wondering if he’s going to turn up. He wants to talk about a bit of work his governor George Preston has got for me. I’ve been able to stay well out of the game since I scored the money my dad left behind from a blag he pulled off before he got shot, but George, who ran a big firm with my dad, has got so much on me he could have me away for life anytime he wants. Even though I doubt if he’d break the code, I can’t risk turning him down. The landlord shouts time and I’m about to finish my drink and leave, when I see a face called Jack Fenton coming through the crowd with his eye on me. He’s big man with a long reach and I’ve seen him do some damage in the ring. He sits down and leans across the table until his ugly red face is close to mine.

‘You think you’re so fucking clever, you slimy little bitch.’

I put my hand in my jacket pocket and slip my fingers into the knuckle duster.

‘I know you offed Charlie and I’ll have you screaming in pain with a blade up your drawers before I do you the same way you did him.’

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.

The cab pulls up outside the club. I get out, give the driver a ten bob note and tell him to keep the change. Max and a bloke I don’t know are on the door.

‘Evening, Rina,’ says Max, as I approach.

Thanks to Kelly at Love Books Group for the tour invite and the Publisher and the author for an excerpt from the 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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