New from Down & Out Books: OPERATION SNOW QUEEN by Colin Campbell

TAMPA, Fla. - Feb. 5, 2024 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that OPERATION SNOW QUEEN, the 9th Jim Grant Thriller by Colin Campbell, has been published on February 5, 2024 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


"You could well be the worst typist in the Corps. Which is a shame because you could have been one of the best soldiers I ever trained."

Sgt Hopkins looked at Pte Grant. "Being good at weapons drills and unarmed combat isn't everything. But what you've done today.  That's a different matter."

"What have I done today?"

"The number one rule of any soldier, combat, clerk or engineer. What every soldier learns. Is that you don't fight for your government, your queen or your country. You fight for the man beside you. You help dig his trench. You watch his back. And you throw yourself on the grenade to save him."

"I didn't throw myself on a grenade."

"You ruined your career and your future for the man beside you at Waterloo Station. I hope he appreciates what you've done."

3BAPD, Bracht, Germany

Before Snake Pass saw Jim Grant sent to America, and before Jamaica Plain saw Grant recruited by Boston PD, and even before the Black Hawk Down incident when he was in the British Army. Before all of that there was Operation Snow Queen. With only two years' service, Grant is posted to Germany after a runaway suitcase at Waterloo Station breaks a civilian passenger's leg. He replaces a Company Clerk who lost his head in an accident, and a smuggling ring that doesn't want him. Following an explosion at the Ammunition Depot, and a court martial in Dusseldorf, Grant is assigned to a training exercise in Bavaria. A place where landslides and falling off a mountain are the least of his worries.

Critical Acclaim for Colin Campbell …

"Very real. And very good." —Lee Child

"No one writes better action sequences than Campbell." —Dana King

"Grim and gritty and packed with action." —Kirkus Review

Meet the author …

Ex-army, retired cop and former scenes-of-crime officer, COLIN CAMPBELL served with the West Yorkshire police for thirty years. He is the author of the U.K. crime novels Blue Knight White Cross and Northern Ex, and the U.S. thrillers featuring rogue Yorkshire cops Jim Grant and Vince McNulty.

In its thirteenth year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books ( is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact

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