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A Detective Matt Deal Thriller

Book Cover: Mercy
Part of the Detective Matt Deal Thrillers series:
  • Mercy
ISBN: 978-6219619004
Size: 8.00 x 5.50 in
Pages: 318

His daughter was taken. He’ll never get her back.

Set in the near future, Matt Deal is a British businessman married into a wealthy Florida family.

Mercy, his fifteen-year-old daughter, is the glue in his rocky marriage to Lorey. His life is changed forever after Mercy is brutally sexually assaulted on a Destin beach leaving her in a persistent vegetative state.

Trusting the local detectives to bring the rapists to justice, mixed martial arts expert Deal concentrates in vain on his Florida gym business, only to have his world further explode on learning the men responsible for his daughter’s injuries may escape justice. Deal is isolated and at his wit's end after his rich father-in-law sends death threats blaming him for all these ills.

Who can he turn to? Where can he go? What will he do? Who can he trust?

Will he return to a post-Brexit Britain or ultimately will he seek revenge?

Fans of Jack Reacher, Barry Eisler, and any vigilante justice novel will love this book.

*** Trigger Warning ***
Contains a scene of sexual violence and some scenes of explicit consensual adult sex.

Reviews:Caroline Walken on Amazon wrote:

5.0 out of 5 stars Hang on to your hat!
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2020
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Hang on to your hat...this thriller is not for the faint-hearted! Matt Deal is a hard-hitting, hot-blooded detective seeking peace and justice for his daughter, Mercy. His voyage takes him into dark places but, he emerges stronger and with a new hot side-kick, Wolfie Jules! The facts of the cases that he works are stellar, his romps with the ladies made this girl blush more than once! Stephen Bentley has created a crime fighter that will remind you of vintage detective mags! Bravo, Stephen Bentley!

Tina on Amazon wrote:

5.0 out of 5 stars 😀
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 November 2019
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The opening scene is gruesome and very descriptive but relevant to the whole story and its character building and the very purpose of Matt Deal and his justice that he needs to serve!
Matt Deal just doesnt seem to catch a break whether it be his wife and his overbearing father in law who blames him for everything that has happened. But the truth will be revealed and Matt Deal will seek bloody revenge on all who has done himself and his daughter wrong. They say revenge is a dish best served cold......but for Matt Deal it is a dish best served with justice. Anyway he can get it!

Great book written well. Intense and an emotional rollercoaster. Read it in one sitting and i think that says enough about how i view this book. Big fat 5 stars 😀.

Jocelyn on Amazon wrote:

5.0 out of 5 stars Too Good!
Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2020
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
One of the most exciting books that I have read. Once I started, I couldn’t stop reading. The writing is crisp, and the action is nonstop. I am impatiently waiting for the ‘continuation’. Stephen Bentley, WRITE FASTER! I absolutely loved this book.

Dave T on Amazon wrote:

5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 March 2020
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

Great page turner full of surprises, leaves you wanting to keep reading and not put down. Great believable characters that you really feel for.

Pat on Goodreads wrote:

5 Stars Thriller of the Year!

Mercy is one hell of a ride! Stephen Bentley has written one awesome thriller, page turning suspense at its best. Mercy is one of the best thrillers that I have read. Disappointed to cone to the end of the novel, cant wait for the next book in the Matt Deal series. Highly recommend. Shortlisted for the best book we have read all year through readfree.ly.


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