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The Rutland Connection is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contacme on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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The Rutland Connection by Michael Dane

Genre: Crime Thriller

Tour Dates: 30th October - 8th November 2023

Publication Date: 28th October 2023

Standalone First Book in a new series

Formats available: Epub, PDF and UK paperbacks

Estimated Page Count: 326

Types of post available: Reviews (preferred) and basic promo / spotlight posts

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Lincoln 1997. Veteran customs investigator Frank McBride has been targeting gangs of drugs smugglers for decades. Taking out John Pyke’s team of Lincoln-based criminals is just another operation until suddenly things become interesting.

Why has Pyke’s team suddenly become so professional? How has it become so adept at evading surveillance? And who is the mysterious figure who is pulling the strings? McBride relishes having found a worthy opponent. But who is he? And what game is he playing?

Michael Butcher wants to know why his grandfather, a retired brigadier living in a tiny Rutland village, has decided to become an international trafficker in narcotics. Involving him in an elaborate game where the price of losing is life in prison.

McBride and the Brigadier become enmeshed in a private duel, but only one of them knows the rules of the game.

About Michael Dane

Michael Dane spent over ten years as an officer in the Customs and Excise National Investigation Service investigating drug trafficking, VAT fraud and smuggling of all kinds. He later retrained as a lawyer and joined the private sector where he investigated fraud and corruption all over the world. He is retired and lives in the Vale of Belvoir.


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Blog Tour Schedule

Capacity per day as shown. Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

30th October

  1.  karen_loves_reading


31st October

  1.  Christian Bookaholic


1st November

  1.  Just One More Chapter…Book Blog.


2nd November

  1.  The Bookish Hermit


3rd November

  1.  Sharon Beyond The Books


4th November



5th November

  1.  Stratosphere Kawaii Girl


6th November

  1. C L Tustin -Author


7th November



8th November

  1.  @MiriamSmith45 - A Mother’s Musings


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