James Lear is the nom de plume of prolific and acclaimed novelist, Rupert Smith. He lives in London and is the 2008 Winner of Erotic Awards "Best Writer".
Killing is easy. Love is... The Hardest Thing
James Lear does Lee Child
Dan Stagg is an ex-military man who fell foul of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Dan is in his late 30s, tall, muscular, balding, dark hair (what’s left of it). He had a successful career with the US Marines and rose to the rank of Major, with active service in the first Gulf War, Kosovo and Afghanistan. He received extensive combat training and, later in his career, trained others. In 2008 he had a relationship with a younger male soldier who was killed in Afghanistan. In the aftermath of his lover’s death, Dan was busted by the military authorities when he refused to keep quiet about the nature of the relationship. Since 2009 he’s been back in civilian life, and is finding it very hard to adjust. Like Jack Reacher, Lee Child's protagonist, Dan is prone to violence, always upholding what he views as justice. He has few personal ties, nearly no belongings, tries to live under the radar.
When we meet Dan, he’s working as a security guard at a nightclub in New York City. His life seems to be going nowhere ? he’s not earning much money, he has