One Punch

Paul Storey is an ex-cop looking for a job. Bran Doyle was a boxer but he’s now looking for a driver. And perhaps a little more.

Storey takes the job but soon finds himself involved in more than driving. There’s a murder. And conspiracy. And another murder.

And then the real trouble starts.

One Punch continues the series begun by Storey, described by one reviewer as a “highly intelligent, witty and well-plotted thriller”, and by others as “very entertaining”, “a great read” and “an unusual thriller”.

If you like thrillers with surprising characters, intricate plots, lots of humour and exciting action, then One Punch should fit the bill.


Storey was nearly out of the room. Stopping, he turned back and said, ‘I’m loving your interview technique but I’ve got another engagement.’
Doyle grinning. ‘Good. What else?’
‘I don’t like rich people who are full of themselves and I won’t work for you if I’m like one of those lucky charms you hang around your neck.’
‘I’m not rich.’
Storey laughed. ‘You’re not poor.’
‘Nothing wrong with being poor.’
‘I never said there was. But if you live in a place like this and say you’re not rich you’ve got a weird view of the world.’
Doyle paused, glanced at Norton, who looked as though he’d been enjoying the conversation.
‘Fetch us a couple of whiskeys, Craig, there’s a good ‘un.’

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