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Alex Breck

Alex Breck


I was born in Scotland in 1962. I somehow managed to obtain a M.A. from Aberdeen University. The many paths I've trodden since then include driving an ice-cream truck in Kansas, banking in San Francisco and teaching English (badly) in Madrid. I've been a director of both a health club and a meat factory but would stress there was no obvious connection between the two. I currently live quietly on the beautiful West Coast of Scotland where I like to ride my bike up and down hills much to the consternation of my family. The name Alex Breck is a pen name using an old family name and that of a historical ruffian who might be found in the fine novel Kidnapped.

I have published two Ridge Walker adventure thrillers. The first 'He Who Pays The Piper' is largely set in Central America and the sequel 'The Piper's Lament' is set mostly in Northern Pakistan. I am currently writing the third in the series which takes place in and around Tokyo.

In addition to the Ridge Walker series I've recently published a stand-alone thriller set in Scotland called 'The Devil You Know' which is an everyday tale of psychopathic stretch-limo drivers and anthrax-laden cow heads.

Switching between the uncompromising streets of the Mean City and the seemingly idyllic beaches of a deserted island, 'The Devil You Know' gives two fingers to the pervasive 'reality-TV' culture we are all mired in today.

Can light come from darkness?


The Devil You Know

Alex Breck


'A moving, gripping and at times disturbing thriller with the rich scene setting we have come to expect from Alex Breck. A real page turner, it keeps you guessing the outcome till the very end.'R.E. McClure

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