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My 'ETHAN JUSTICE' novels are full of:

  • Fast-paced action & adventure.
  • Characters worth investing your time in.
  • The odd dash of dark humour.

They will make you LAUGH, CRINGE, CRY & CHEER.

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Ethan Justice: Origins

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In the morning, he’s struggling to remember.
By the evening, he’s struggling to survive.
John Smith’s risk avoidance policy just expired!

Waking up beside the gorgeous Savannah Jones, John is shocked to learn she was for hire, and he can’t pay the price – a thousand pounds or broken legs. In desperation, he turns to best friend, Mark, for the money. Only one problem – Mark has a dagger in his back.

John and Savannah are plunged into a dangerous world where wits and adrenaline are their only weapons and trust in each other their only certainty. As the body count mounts, they discover Mark wasn’t the person John thought, and his terrifying invention may well end up killing thousands, John and Savannah included.

A race to recover the missing invention pits the unlikely pairing against ex-SAS psychopath, Gregory Fisher, a man who will stop at nothing and kill anyone in his way to wreak revenge against the Government who stole his livelihood.

When Smith and Jones team up, the result is explosive.

This is a fast-paced, action-packed, character-driven thriller, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud, cringe, cry and cheer.


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Reviews Of Ethan Justice: Origins

“This book grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go …” ~ Scott Matthews, Author

“I was very pleasantly reminded of the old noir tales. Action, drama, and romance well seasoned with sarcastic humor … the antagonist, ‘He’s too twisted for color TV!’” ~ Jim Wright, Author

“Simon Jenner has struck literary Gold with his debut novel …” ~ I Wanna Be Adored

“What a great thriller to ignore the housework with!!” ~ Reenie’s Book Blog

“I got this book yesterday and literally couldn’t put it down. … I have always been a big fan of the Jack Reacher books but if I was told you can read Reacher or Justice but not both then I would choose Ethan Justice every time.” ~ S. Curran via Goodreads

“… as good as the Jack Reacher, Alex Cross’s of the literary world.” ~ L. Pilcher via Goodreads

“… a combination of Lee Child’s “Jack Reacher” character and F. Paul Wilson’s “Repairman Jack” in a very likable way.” ~ Jody via Goodreads

“If you like your villains BAD, your heroes…..heroic and your heroines sassy then this book is for you.” ~ Carter’s Mum via Amazon

“… what a fantastic read. I could not put it down.” ~ G. Terry via Amazon

“… strong undercurrents of sarcasm that had me smiling …” ~ Quality Reads UK Book Club

“… characters that are quirky, lovable and bound to give you entertainment for many years to come.” ~ tunekat via Amazon

“The twists, the turns, you were there with them all the way.” ~ Lannie via Amazon

“Like John Locke’s DONOVAN CREED novels? You’ll love Simon Jenner’s 5-star opener …” ~ Kindle Nation Daily


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Ethan Justice: Origins Extras

  • Read an interview with John Smith (aka Ethan Justice) HERE.
  • Do you judge a book by it’s cover? Check out the ‘Before’ and ‘After’ versions to see why the new cover won an award HERE.
  • Don’t miss the sequel, Ethan Justice: Relentless, HERE.
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Nine Lives by Tom Barber


“An entertaining, fast-moving thriller”


It’s New Year’s Eve.

A major terrorist cell is planning a series of attacks across London.

Contact with an undercover police officer is lost and the nine terrorists vanish into thin air.

Archer is the youngest member of the Armed Response Unit, part of the team tasked to hunt them down. Keen to prove himself and justify his spot on the task force, he faces the most dangerous night of his life.

He desperately searches the London crowds for the nine terrorists somewhere amongst them only to realise that the enemy’s plans are far bigger and more terrifying than anyone could have imagined.

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Why I Liked It

With plenty of action, there is never a dull moment in Nine Lives. The sheer scale of the devastation the terrorists plan on unleashing is stomach churning and ensures you are rooting for the ARU team all the way as they chase down clues to apprehend the terrorists one after the other.

The well-woven plot builds the tension steadily as the clock ticks relentlessly towards midnight on New Year’s Eve. While the story is action packed, it is not overwhelming and there are a few key twists that I did not see coming. Some of the terrorist plans are pretty crazy, like rocket attacks on planes and the release of nerve gas, and the ARU catch a few convenient breaks along the way, but it was all compelling and I kept wanting to pick the book up to finish it.

There are a lot of characters but you can relate to them. In fact, their situations make you wonder whether you’d put your own life on the line to search for or defuse a bomb in a seemingly impossible attempt to stop the baddies. The terrorists get plenty of pages which adds an extra level to the story, and the tension between the two sets of bad guys offers an interesting and unusual plot line. I particularly enjoyed Henry’s character, the vicious leader, as he was so dislikeable.

Overall Nine Lives is a thrilling, entertaining, fast-moving read with a satisfying ending.



Wiping sleep from his eyes, the man went to stand up. He couldn’t. He looked down. His feet had been looped through the holes of a concrete cinder block. The gaps in the rectangle had been filled with cement, packed tight against his ankles and lower calves. He tried to wiggle his toes, but they were jammed solid.


A dead body was hanging limp, hand-cuffed to the shower rail, like an animal in an abattoir. The guy was naked. Pieces of him lay all over the tiled floor, the white walls red and spattered with his blood and whatever else.


… the man in the coat started to mutter. Something memorised. A creed. A prayer. He pulled one of his hands free from his pocket. He was holding a switch. On the pitch, one of the midfield players hit a perfect through-ball. … the crowd gasped, holding their breath like the split-second before a crescendo. The man in the coat did the same. He closed his eyes. He pressed the button.


If you would like to read about Archer’s trials and tribulations in “Nine Lives”, grab your FREE copy TODAY from Amazon.


Behind The Scenes

Learn a little more about the author and his book with these snippets of previously unknown trivia that Tom has been kind enough to share!

About you

I’m a mid-twenties full-time writer who is taking full advantage of self-publishing and having the time of his life doing it! I’m obsessed with action thrillers like Die Hard, The Terminator and Aliens, and want to give my audience the same level of adrenaline when they read one of my books. No long page-turning descriptions, no tedious explanations, just pure character and action.

In terms of some trivia; my mother was in a James Bond film, I lived in 5 different continents by the time I was 22 and I spent almost four months in New York living on $2.29 a day. I would love to write 21 Sam Archer books, see them make the big screen and produce my sci-fi Alien-inspired novella Condition Black as an independent film; right now I’m taking it all a day at a time and enjoying the ride!

About the book

Nine Lives originally started out as a 5-part teleplay that I sent to the BBC, who liked it but weren’t ready to take the plunge on it seeing as I was a young guy and completely unknown. I reworked it into a novel, added a DEA and drug cartel angle and the rest is history! I always thought suicide-bombing was both extremely relevant and also an amazing tool of suspense; I loved writing the book and it set the tone for a series I’m extremely proud of.

In Nine Lives, I wanted a hero who was young, inexperienced and then thrown into the most dangerous day of his life which was where Sam Archer came from. At the time of writing, I was desperate to be given an opportunity to show what I could do and that matches Archer’s aspirations in the book. Needless to say, we both got our shot and are both making the most of it!



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Nine Lives stats: rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

Goodreads rating: 4.28 out of 5 stars from 60 ratings

Price: $0.00

Pages: 384

(Correct at the time of writing.)

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