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Ted Tayler was born in Corsham, Wiltshire in 1945. When he was five years old his family moved five miles up the road to Melksham. He's lived there ever since. Ted's been married to Lynne since 1971. They have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Let Ted take up the story:-

"I grew up with reading and writing all around me. My mother loved books and I had 2 aunts who taught English. There was no escape. I just put it all on hold from school because of my music and work, until I wrote my book of memories from my life in bands in 2008; it was eventually published in 2011. At the end of 2012, I wondered if I could write fiction! Those are the when's. I'm beginning to wonder why!
I think of myself as a storyteller; I hope that with each successive book I get better at it. What I've been told is that the reader feels as if we're sat across the table from one another over a drink, and I'm just chatting with them.
As for the thriller series featuring The Phoenix; well life is all about balance isn't it? Good and evil, love and loss, laughter and tears. The Phoenix believes that criminals should pay for their crimes; the system often fails to deliver the correct punishment. The Olympus agents can help him redress the balance. There are stories left to tell."

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The Olympus Project: The Phoenix Series Book 1 The Olympus Project: The Phoenix Series Book 1 GET STARTED FOR FREE!

A man rescued from a watery grave by strangers. Headhunted because of his particular skill set; that of a super efficient stone cold killer. This brand new series covers the activities of a secret organisation which recruited the man they have named 'The Phoenix' as they send their agents across the world removing anyone who poses a threat to political or economic stability.
We follow 'The Phoenix' as he exacts revenge and rights wrongs in his own inimitable style. Always a loner in the past, can he and his new colleagues work together as a team to prevent a terrorist cell from causing havoc in Central London?

"a protagonist that grabs and keeps the reader's interest"
"several notches above other books in its genre"
"fast-paced, back to back, page-turning action"
"dynamic characters, intricate plots, action-packed and sexy!"
vigilante justice, secret organisation, crime thriller, action adventure, suspense, revenge, closure.

Gold, Silver, and Bombs: The Phoenix Series Book 2 Gold, Silver, and Bombs: The Phoenix Series Book 2 $0.99

Set against the backdrop of the London Olympics, this is the second book in ‘The Phoenix' series, where agents from The Olympus Project bring swift closure for victims of criminals who appear above and beyond the law. British security services, backed by unseen support from Olympus, are concentrating on preventing an organised terror attack on the Games. What if the real danger comes from a lone wolf? Could a bomber slip through the net?
Don't miss this second action packed thriller featuring vigilante killer ‘The Phoenix'.
"Another fast-paced, riveting Tayler novel with a descriptive and unforgettable cast"
"Tayler is clever at creating atmospheric settings, clever twists mixed with reality to make his books plausible and entertaining."
"a tale of fear and violence that could come straight from world headlines"
"an intense page-turning all-night read that was engaging and gritty"
vigilante justice, secret organisation, crime thriller, action adventure, closure, revenge, suspense

Nothing Is Ever Forever: The Phoenix Series Book 3 Nothing Is Ever Forever: The Phoenix Series Book 3 $1.49

This third book in The Phoenix series has several interwoven themes and is full of surprises. We pick up the story immediately after the 2012 Olympics, with Olympus agents dealing with criminals in inventive ways.
A couple of old faces reappear as we catch up with police officers Phil Hounsell and Zara Wheeler to discover what happened to them after those final scenes in ‘Unfinished Business'; the book that preceded this series.
There are plenty of twists and turns and the excitement level in the action never dips, whether it's during the Somerset floods or the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
There's love gained and love lost; lives saved and lives lost. Each turning page brings another shock. The day draws ever nearer when Erebus, the figurehead of the Olympus Project is to retire. Where will the story go next; and who will be there to be a part of it?.

"a tightly woven plot with spell-binding complex characters"
"Tayler creates likeable protagonists that are flawed and three-dimensional"
vigilante justice, secret organisation, crime thriller, action adventure, closure, revenge, suspense

In The Lap Of The Gods: The Phoenix Series Book 4 In The Lap Of The Gods: The Phoenix Series Book 4 $1.49

This is the fourth book in the series so far, and it takes the stories featuring the Olympus Project in a new and exciting direction. From Larcombe Manor, Phoenix and Athena have battles to win against vicious gangsters on home soil and urgently need to identify factions within the organization plotting to take it in a different, far more sinister direction.

Take a deep breath; once you start you'll want to keep turning pages until the end.
vigilante justice, secret organisation, crime thriller, action adventure, closure, revenge, suspense
'the development of the characters and their relationships is beautifully handled'
'taut and well plotted'
'fast, thrilling and engaging'
'a fascinating array of characters and consistent tension'

The Price Of Treachery: The Phoenix Series Book 5 The Price Of Treachery: The Phoenix Series Book 5 $2.99

The fifth book in the series continues the fast-paced story as two factions vie for superiority within the Olympus Project. The Olympians and the Titans are in a power struggle. There are scores to be settled with unscrupulous landlords in London; a traitor inside Larcombe Manor to be uncovered. There is a new life to protect as Athena prepares to become a mother. The Phoenix needs all his wits about him and all of his skills to keep his colleagues and loved ones safe. If the final battle is lost, the Titans will take the organisation into a darker direction altogether. Their ultimate aim is to overthrow democracy in the UK. Who will win the day? The action never slows... the tension never slackens..
"Tayler is generous to his readers with dynamic characters and intricate plots"
"The Phoenix is a protagonist with a past who grabs and keeps the reader's interest"
"fast, intense vigilante action"

vigilante justice, secret organisation, crime thriller, action adventure, closure, revenge, suspense

A New Dawn: The Phoenix Series Book Six A New Dawn: The Phoenix Series Book Six $2.99

A rogue cosmetic surgeon causes the deaths of several patients. Drug dealers target even younger children, and the school gates become the latest point-of-sale. In the sixth adventure of the series, Olympus agents confront domestic crises which carry them across England, Wales, and the Irish Republic in pursuit of their prey. The action is intense; danger only a moment away.

Larcombe Manor adjusts to the arrival of baby, Hope, as New Year celebrations began at the Project's HQ. In the first months of 2014, Phoenix must consider the future. Can he continue to risk his life in the field, now he has a daughter?
As for the Project's leaders, they are aware of the need to strengthen the organisation after the recent attempted coup. The Titans may have been defeated; but a new era dawns, and the nightmares are far from over.

Elements that make up this sixth story are found to fit together, like pieces of a jigsaw. It becomes clear Olympus faces the insidious growth of a major criminal network with branches in every major city in the UK. Who is the mastermind behind it? Can they regroup in time to prevent it gaining a stranglehold? Only time will tell. There are many stories left to be told.

It's easy to picture each scene, not only through outstanding story-telling, but convincing dialogue
This thriller offers an enticing concept -- a vigilante organisation getting at those who elude justice
vigilante justice, secret organisation, crime thriller, action adventure, suspense, revenge, closure.

Something Wicked Draws Near: The Phoenix Series Book 7 Something Wicked Draws Near: The Phoenix Series Book 7 $2.99

In this seventh adventure, newly-weds Phoenix and Athena continue to battle The Grid and its leader Hugo Hanigan. Olympus seeks to strengthen its manpower and recruit fresh faces to its upper echelons to provide finance for its missions.

When one of The Grid's gang leaders is convicted of murder, Hanigan immediately takes bloody revenge. Every resource at Larcombe Manor's disposal is at full stretch, attempting to stop the course of justice being perverted.

If only they could find the elusive madman! Action needs to be taken to flush Hanigan out. Phoenix and Rusty lead the retaliatory strikes.

A nostalgic trip to Dublin for Hugo Hanigan brings the curtain down on this first part of The Grid's story. It continues in the eighth book ‘Evil Always Finds A Way'.
vigilante justice; crime thriller; action adventure; secret organisation; revenge; closure; suspense
"Tayler brings a true realism to his plots, while making them the perfect escape from everyday life."
"filled with action and thrilling suspense, just waiting for danger to jump out."

Evil Always Finds A Way: The Phoenix Series Book 8 Evil Always Finds A Way: The Phoenix Series Book 8 $2.99

The drama unfolds over forty days and forty nights across the UK in book eight in this thriller series. A trip to Dublin for Hugo Hanigan closed the first part of The Grid story. It continues here as death becomes a constant companion to Phoenix and his Olympus colleagues.
Can Olympus halt the reign of terror perpetrated by The Grid? Direct actions against gangs in the North and South of the country help Phoenix deliver telling blows.

When this story reaches its conclusion one thing is certain, the next instalment promises to be even more exciting and unpredictable than the last. There are more stories to tell in ‘Revenge Comes In Many Colours' later in 2017. .

"Filled with action & thrilling suspense, waiting for danger to jump out
"Tayler takes readers to the dark underbelly of Britain""
vigilante justice, secret organisation, crime thriller, action adventure, closure, revenge, suspense