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.
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.
San Diego cop Tommy Donahoo is roped against his will into a blackmail scheme involving a murder.
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.
San Diego police detective Tommy Donahoo is up against a crazy Mafia hitman, a rogue FBI agent, a scheming millionaire, and a horny heiress named Travata "Jumpy" Havershot as he investigates the death of a Navy SEAL, a kidnapping, a helicopter crash, millions of missing dollars, and a sunken ship, among other things in this rollicking, action-packed adventure.
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.
Trolley is like a noir voice out of the past, fast talking, sardonic, generating a great deal of suspense.