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Review from Miramichi Reader

http://miramichireader.ca/2019/04/box-of-memories/

"Mr. Hudson is very much a “man’s writer” which is to say that his male characters are typically strong of character and virtuous (but not without their weaknesses) and his female protagonists are beautiful, even voluptuous, but not vapid, devoid of any intellect. His texts are charged with detail, but it doesn’t detract from the story; it simply serves to add atmosphere and space to the tale. If you haven’t read either of his previous novels, then A Box of Memories is a very good introduction to Allan Hudson’s meticulous and engaging style of authorship."




I'm pleased to announce A Box of Memories and the first two novels in the Drake Alexander Adventures are now available as an eBook at the following outlets. Amazon,  Kobo, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, Playster, Book2read, Bibliotheca, Overdrive, Tolino, Scribd, 24 Symbols. & Amazon














Dark Side of a Promise. Book one of the Drake Alexander series. 2nd Edition, New design, same great story. Watch for more details. Coming to all the major booksellers.      



Arriving in April 2019. Watch here for more details. A collection of short stories.






Available now as an eBook at Kindle. Buy Wall of War here












Deep in the wilderness of the Peruvian Andes lies a monument hidden for centuries. Who were the builders? Why was it abandoned? What secrets does it reveal?


In 1953, an amateur rock climber makes a startling discovery. Overwhelmed by the choices he must make, the mountaineer completes his ascent deciding he will document his findings and present them to his superiors as soon as possible. It will take another fifty years before anyone reads what he wrote.

In 2004 when news of the strange revelation reaches Drake Alexander. He will become involved whether he likes it or not. People very dear to him are plunged into a nightmare of avarice, impairment and death. Using all his skills as an ex-soldier, with accomplices he can trust, can he save his tormented friends from the raiders that thirst for the secret that lies within the mountains?


                   Paperback coming soon!




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Imagine a small boy, about eight with big brown eyes and curly dark hair, standing at the fence that divides his grandfather Desjardin's land from his neighbor's. With bug-eyed fascination he watches a group of reservists, bedecked in battle gear, bivouacking near the forest at the end of the properties. He can see the sweat glistening from their brows in the hot afternoon sun; he can smell the diesel fumes from the large camouflaged six-wheelers that rumble through the furrowed fields. "War games", his papere has informed him, warning him to stay out of the way. One of the soldiers spots him along the fence and approaches him. The man is huge and muscled but stares at the boy with the kindest blue eyes.

The C7A1 assault rifle he carries gleams from the fresh bluing upon the barrel and polished stock. He gets close enough to the boy to toss a khaki beret with the Canadian Armed Forces crest blazing from the cap, telling  him to keep it and dream of becoming a soldier. In fact, it inspires the lad to do that very thing and the hat, though tattered now, remains one of his treasured keepsakes.


Thirty years later the boy will be a toughened man with warrior skills hunting the wrong doer that killed his best friend's sister. This is Drake Alexander  and you will
meet him in my novel.
 A promise takes Alexander half way around the globe, from the calm waters of Cocagne Bay to the troubled rivers of Bangladesh. 

Two men seek revenge. Williston Payne for justice, it has been three years since his sister Amber died. Andrew Stratton to appease his tormented soul, six months have passed since his children were slain.

The unlikeliest of source suggests the man who killed Payne's sister is in Bangladesh. The mark inscribed upon the dead sister is similarly etched upon other cadavers. Stratton has ill intentions towards the young country, he's the reason Rizzato is there. 


Alexander, Payne, Detective Gurupada Banerji, PI Mireille Lambert, the Glass twins give chase only to encounter crimes more horrible than they bargained for. 

Alexander knows what he'll do when he finds Rizzato though, he made a promise.




Available as an eBook from www.amazon.ca or www.amazon.com or www.smashwords.com

Printed copies of all books available from the author or Createspace.com

This is what one reader said about the novel ( from comment box below.):  
 Just finished "Dark Side of a Promise" and will admit to being doubtful if I would make it to the end. Not for any other reason, than it's just not the type of book I would normally read. However, after the fist few chapters, I found myself becoming more and more 'invested' in the characters. They are well developed and, although I might not relate to the strong military type, or the low-life, sadistic type, I found these characters interesting -- probably because they seemed real.

I also enjoyed how the author set the scene, often providing a panoramic view. Sometimes, when they were in the boat on the river and on the way to the airplane hangar site, I could smell the dampness and pictures the terrain, as if I was the one walking through the bush.

There were many a clever turn-of-phrase, so to speak. I probably picked up on these, because I was acutely aware of the writing style, knowing the author, as I do. Still, I was pleasantly surprised at his skill and deft use of words. It's the thing I most enjoy, when reading a book. It separates the writer from the crowd and it's what makes you want to read more of his/her work.

I also appreciated the extent of research and descriptive detail. This is indicative of a writer being deeply committed to his craft. It takes time to research to that extent and this story has history -- both aspects contribute nicely to the depth of this novel.

If I have any criticism, it would be about the last chapter. I think the author might have been attempting to plant a seed of intrigue for the sequel, but I have to confess that it left me feeling like I was missing something -- that I wasn't 'getting it'. Was this NOT the end? Or did I misinterpret something? ...still not sure.

All in all I think this Is really an impressive first novel. Assuming there's another to come, I look forward to reading it.















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  1. Just finished "Dark Side of a Promise" and will admit to being doubtful if I would make it to the end. Not for any other reason, than it's just not the type of book I would normally read. However, after the fist few chapters, I found myself becoming more and more 'invested' in the characters. They are well developed and, although I might not relate to the strong military type, or the low-life, sadistic type, I found these characters interesting -- probably because they seemed real.

    I also enjoyed how the author set the scene, often providing a panoramic view. Sometimes, when they were in the boat on the river and on the way to the airplane hangar site, I could smell the dampness and pictures the terrain, as if I was the one walking through the bush.

    There were many a clever turn-of-phrase, so to speak. I probably picked up on these, because I was acutely aware of the writing style, knowing the author, as I do. Still, I was pleasantly surprised at his skill and deft use of words. It's the thing I most enjoy, when reading a book. It separates the writer from the crowd and it's what makes you want to read more of his/her work.

    I also appreciated the extent of research and descriptive detail. This is indicative of a writer being deeply committed to his craft. It takes time to research to that extent and this story has history -- both aspects contribute nicely to the depth of this novel.

    If I have any criticism, it would be about the last chapter. I think the author might have been attempting to plant a seed of intrigue for the sequel, but I have to confess that it left me feeling like I was missing something -- that I wasn't 'getting it'. Was this NOT the end? Or did I misinterpret something? ...still not sure.

    All in all I think this Is really an impressive first novel. Assuming there's another to come, I look forward to reading it.

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