Best thriller novels – Meet Jack Davis
Welcome to Jack Davis’ world
In Jack Davis’ world only liars, drunks and guilty people shake uncontrollably. Then he joins their ranks. After 25 years as an FBI Special Agent, Jack is forced to retire because a mysterious movement disorder that makes him shake, sometimes bending him in half, sometimes strangling his speech. The cause and cure are unknown and Jack’s condition colours his entire life. So much so that it ends his FBI career. In his new guise of part time private detective, he can’t predict when the shakes will start… he just knows they will. Most of the time he just hopes he isn’t holding a gun when it happens.
Driven by an unshakeable faith in justice
Jack is fifty three. Detective work is all he knows. Driven by his faith in justice, he believes if you take a life you’ll be called to account for your actions. He took that oath when he joined the FBI and even though his badge has been taken from him, he can’t set the burden down. Nor, at heart, does he want to, which is why he sometimes works as a private investigator for his best friend, Simon Alexander.
Jack’s tragic past
Driven by tragedy, Jack pays the price of guilt every day. Both his children died, eight year old Kevin killed by a child predator and Wendy lost to a drug overdose at twenty five. In Jack’s experience, grief and guilt simmer forever, especially when your ex-wife can’t let go. Whatever life throws at him, he won’t let what happened to his children happen to another kid. No way.
Throwing out the book
Jack worked strictly by the book for decades. But these days he’s left it behind. It helps that he isn’t accountable to anyone. And the government provides a monthly disability allowance, which means he can pay the mortgage, run an old car, buy cheap shoes and let the phone ring without answering it. He gets by. He solves crimes. That’s his life.
Jack and Kate
Despite everything, Jack believes life is good. He is in love with Kate Scranton, a jury consultant and expert in detecting fleeting facial clues. Their relationship is complicated by unresolved issues with his ex-wife, Joy, their shared grief for Kevin and Wendy and their beloved dogs, Roxy and Ruby.
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