Two lovers! A deadly conspiracy! A race to freedom!
Season 1 in the Hold On! Trilogy.
Corporate secretary, Belinda Reese, finds herself trapped in an inferno when her office building is attacked by apparent terrorists. However, she is rescued by mysterious interloper, Brandon Drake, an AWOL soldier. Using an advanced, experimental aircraft, he flees with her to his hidden cabin in the mountains of Aspen. There she learns his story – he’s a man on a mission to thwart a corrupt, government conspiracy.
Brandon and Belinda’s feelings for one another soon deepen. When they attempt to flee from America, they discover that now, Belinda too, has become a target of the conspiracy. A nightmare is unleashed upon them as the police, assassins, and government agencies drive them into relentless perils. Brandon’s combat training and stolen weaponry are challenged to the limit in the face of overwhelming odds; a devastating, reality-shaking discovery further hampering his plight.
Shocking twists and cliffhangers take the two lovers on a journey through the first installment in this high-tech action, romantic thriller series.
Peter Darley (P.D. to his friends) is a British novelist, whose professional history is in showbusiness. He is a graduate of the Birmingham School of Speech and Dramatic Art, and he studied television drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA.) His television credits include guest-starring roles in UK productions such as BBC’s Crime Ltd, Stanley’s Dragon for ITV, The Bill, and Sky One’s Dream Team, and numerous TV commercials. He has also worked as a model, presenter, and voice-over artiste for ten years, and has acted as an agent for several variety acts.
After graduating from law school in 2007, he decided the legal profession was not for him, and ventured into writing.
His lifelong admiration of heroes, and love of roller-coaster-style thrills have been a huge influence on his writings.
He is also a professional close-up magician, a keen athlete and body builder, and lives with his wife in rural England.
"Once this fast-paced thrill ride starts - think the proverbial roller coaster sans safety bar and forget about the brakes - it doesn't slow down. Darley writes with great passion and heart and I can't wait for the sequel."
- Jim Brown
(Renowned US broadcast journalist, and bestselling author of 24/7 and Black Valley)
"You will definitely want to have plenty of allotted reading time before starting this one. It was hard to put down. I was so engrossed in the story that I put off many of my important things to do. Peter Darley does a great job of creating a Romantic Suspense that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat."
Everleigh Phelps - (A Life Through Books)
"I really loved the fact that this novel emulated its book cover. The cover screams thriller, so does the title. This one had a lot to live up to in my opinion and boy did it! Be prepared to go on a thrill ride. There are so many twists and turns and Peter Darley does an amazing job of keeping his reader on the edge of their seat."
Bailey Ember - (Texas Book Nook)