Jack Trolley

Jack Trolley

Tom Ardies was a reporter and columnist for the Vancouver Sun during the 60’s, a thriller novelist in the 1970s & 80s, and an acclaimed crime writer (under the pseudonym “Jack Trolley”) in the 1990s. His spy novel Kosygin Is Coming, was adapted into the movie called Russian Roulette starring George Segal and Denholm Elliott. He died in 2020 at the age of 89.

Books by Jack Trolley

Manila Time

Manila Time

San Diego cop Tommy Donahoo is roped against his will into a blackmail scheme involving a murder.

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Balboa Firefly

Balboa Firefly

Tommy Donahoo, a hard-drinking, hard-loving, hard-boiled cop, chases not one, but two different madmen intent on shooting down a commercial airliner over a residential neighborhood.

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Juarez Justice

Juarez Justice

In his third adventure, San Diego Police detective Tommy Donahoo is sent to Mexico to assist the Tijuana police in the investigation of the brutal rape and murder of a rich socialite.

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Reviews For Jack Trolley

Manila Time 5.0

Trolley has a knack for writing taut thrillers. He brings the action right down to the last, breathless second, and he does it with considerable skill, humor and style.

New York Times

Manila Time 5.0

Trolley is like a noir voice out of the past, fast talking, sardonic, generating a great deal of suspense.

Los Angeles Times

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