Introducing Mel and McCracken from Double Identity

Double Identity starts a new thriller series featuring Mel, and McCracken, but who are they?

Mélisende des Pittones, known as Mel, 29, daughter of a French father and English mother, just left her French Army job as an intelligence analyst in a special forces team. She’s tall, athletic build, dark blonde shoulder length hair, worn up in formal situations; brown eyes.

She’s well educated and from a privileged background and chose to enter the French army at 18 rather than pursue her studies. She’s been on some gritty and extremely dangerous missions in French-speaking parts of the world, but tends to keep it all shut away in a different part of her mind.

At the start of Double Identity, she’s engaged to marry Gérard Rohlbert, who has been working in the City of London. But sadly, Mel’s future life with her perfect partner, living a Parisian metropolitan lifestyle, possibly with children, is wrecked on page 1.

Jeff McCracken, detective heading the police investigation, 37, an inch or two taller than Mel; well built without being overweight; dark brown hair in a conservative/classic style; grey eyes. Cynical and intelligent, he’s an ex-council estate boy who’s shucked off the petty criminal environment of his youth and worked tenaciously to achieve a solid reputation for success.

He appears to be no respecter of persons – he doesn’t rate posh birds like Mélisende – but he’s not quite the rough diamond he likes to project…

How can they work together, even when compelled to?

Both Mel and McCracken are intelligent, competent and persistent; his problem is his mouth, hers is attitude, coupled with a secret dread of failure.

He mistrusts her methods and must learn to appreciate and respect a colleague with different expertise and professional background.

She must acknowledge that not everybody is honest, even her adored, now dead, fiancé, or as stubborn and insensitive as McCracken appears to be.

Whether they survive working together when forced to, let alone liking each other, is anybody’s guess.

Double Identity is now out in paperback and ebook.
Ebook: Amazon   Apple   Kobo  B&N Nook
Paperback: Amazon worldwide    Barnes & Noble   Book Depository  or other sites where you order paperbacks

Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers –  INCEPTIO, CARINA (novella), PERFIDITAS, SUCCESSIO,  AURELIA, NEXUS (novella), INSURRECTIO  and RETALIO,  and ROMA NOVA EXTRA, a collection of short stories.  Audiobooks are available for four of the series.

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