A former construction worker named Carson Brown was keen on avenging his friend’s murder but only to find himself on a collision course with a dreaded Mexican cartel. It turned out to be more than he bargained for when his girlfriend was murdered as they tried to eliminate him too. He would have to rely on his “rare Black Dog Syndrome” to survive in prison.

Characters in the book include Franklin Cole, Joe Mercer, Carson Brand, Don Rojas, Matthew Kilgore, Amy Landry, Christina Villareal, Agent Spencer, Imam Abu Mazoorah Al Shahan, Agent Moore etc.

Reading Dark Motive feels like watching an action movie in 3D display. The author’s way of describing scenery and unfolding events is quite gripping and adds to the momentum, as the reader is left wondering with anxiousness about what is going to happen next.

This book is a masterpiece and deserves the maximum stars!


BIO: Craig Rainey (1962 – ) is an American film actor, author, screenwriter, and musician. He was born in San Angelo, Texas and lives in Austin. His Texas roots hail back to the original Impresario settlers of Coahuila y Tejas under Stephen F. Austin. He is a military veteran, sales trainer and motivational speaker, and he cowboyed professionally in south Texas. His fiction novels include Massacre at Agua Caliente, Stolen Valor, a Carson Brand Novel, and Dark Motive, A Carson Brand Novel. His non-fiction sales training book, The Art of Professional Sales, Handbook for the Career Seller, was released October 2020. As a screenwriter, his scripts have won numerous awards at film festivals including: Best Narrative Period Piece, Most Likely to be Produced as a Movie, and was Official Selection for many more. Craig Rainey won Best Breakout Writer for the script Massacre at Agua Caliente.

Genre: Adventure, Thriller