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John Reid

The author was born in Scotland and, after serving in the Army, embarked on a career in industry.
He has worked in several different sectors in senior roles and was latterly CEO of a large international data capture company.

He retired for the first time in 1995 to take on a consultancy designed to help new businesses become established.

In 2018, he finally retired from business life to become a full-time author.

John lives in Scotland and Portugal with his wife and they have two grown-up sons.


  • The Abduction


    A soldier retires from the army and is recruited into a mysterious government unit and a young woman is abducted and murdered. These completely separate events become central to DCI Steve Burt´s latest and most devastating case.

  • The Norwich Murders


    What connection is there between two police officers who are savagely beaten to death in East Anglia and the headless body of a young woman, found washed up in the Thames?

  • The Voice


    The world of warfare is changing, and a new weapons delivery system developed secretly in the UK is targeted by an international terrorist gang who set out to steal it on instructions from "The Voice".

  • The Watchers


    Sometimes it isn't just good police work that catches criminals. Sometimes you just have to watch them. This is the strategy DCI Steve Burt uses when presented with two different and equally baffling cases.

  • The Disciples


    In this, the third DCI Burt mystery, the stakes are high as DCI Burt and his colleagues become involved in an international game of intrigue.

  • The Auction


    In his latest murder investigation, DCI Steve Burt is drawn into the sleazy underbelly of London - gentlemen's clubs and all - while tracking down a serial killer who is murdering young women and dumping their bodies soon afterwards.

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