Title: Deadeye (Jason Smith 12) by Stewart Giles
Date Published: 29th February 2020
Genre: Police Procedural
From #1 best-selling author: Stewart Giles comes a new addition to the popular Detective Jason Smith series.
When a man is shot dead in a park not far from where Detective Jason Smith lives, Smith takes it personally.
The man was killed in a precise and cold manner.
Then, when another victim turns up – also killed with absolute precision, Smith realizes he’s on the trail of a killer who will stop at nothing.
Fighting against his team, Smith will have to dig harder than he’s ever dug before to stop the worst killer York has ever seen.
At the confluence of the River Ouse and Foss, York is the traditional county town of the historic county of Yorkshire. York Minster and a variety of cultural and sporting activities make it a popular tourist destination.
DS Jason Smith is an Australian who was sent to York to live with his Grandmother when his sister disappeared from a beach. He has suffered many losses in his short life and is now a dedicated detective. He is a bit of a loose cannon he has his own way of doing things that doesn’t always mean following orders and procedures. However, he does get results.
BOOKS BY STEWART GILES
DS JASON SMITH SERIES
Book 4-Occam’s Razor
Book 9 – Venom
Book 10 – Severed
Book 11 – Demons
Book 12 – Deadeye
DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1-The Beekeeper
Book 2-The Perfect Murder
Book 3-The Backpacker
Trotterdown a box set of DC Harriet Taylor books 1-3
DS JASON SMITH & DC HARRIET TAYLOR SERIES
Book 1 – The Enigma
Book 2 – Dropzone
I want to thank Jill Burkinshaw for inviting me on this tour and Stewart Giles for providing me with a copy of Deadeye in exchange for an honest review.
So this is the 12th in the DS Jason Smith series, while it probably can be read as a standalone, I would suggest to read at least the previous book Demons as a small part of the storyline carries over.
Deadeye is a fast paced read, with a bit of dark humour and a heart in your mouth ending.
Smith and his team are faced with one of their deadliest killers yet, a snipper apparently picking off members of the public at random.
I have to be honest I was furious with Smith in the last book but thankfully he seems to have wised up a bit in this one and getting his life back on track. To add to his woes he had to deal with a new DI, Smith always seems to butt heads with authority figures at the best of times and it was fun to see him deal with someone new.
I also enjoyed the addition of chapters from the past set in Afghanistan which added a bit of extra depth to the overall story.
Deadeye is a great addition to this binge-worthy series and something I’d recommend if you are looking for a quick, action packed read.
About The Author:
After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live.
In 2014 Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head and I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months later.
3 years and 8 DS Smith books later, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series – the DC Harriet Taylor: Cornwall series.
The Beekeeper was published and soon hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well.
I continued to self-publish the Smith series and Unworthy hit the shelves in 2018 with amazing results. I therefore made the decision to self-publish The Backpacker which is book 3 in the Detective Harriet Taylor series which was published in July 2018.
After The Backpacker I had an idea for a totally new start to a series – a collaboration between the Smith and Harriet thrillers and The Enigma was born. It brings together the broody, enigmatic Jason Smith and the more level-headed Harriet Taylor.
Miranda is something totally different. A stand-alone psychological thriller, it is a real departure from anything else I’ve written before. This was followed by the sequel Mistress in 2019.
The Detective Jason Smith series continues to grow and there are now 13 books including the introduction: Phobia. Book 12: Deadeye will be published in February 2020.