“A suspense filled thriller novel you can’t put down!”

Prepare to be captivated by Jardine Henry Hart’s debut thriller novel, Rogue Genes. Critics have described it as “a deeply provocative and gripping read”, with plenty of action, romance, betrayal and self-discovery.

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About Rogue Genes

From the moment nurse Marge McConachie laid eyes on the one-day old baby boy, abandoned at the hospital where she worked, she knew he was meant to be hers. Marge and her husband Joe had been hoping to adopt a child, and, after pulling a few strings, the baby was put in their care.
main character from rogue genes running down a dark lane

They named him Tommy in honour of Joe’s father. Following Joe’s untimely death, Marge was forced to raise the rebellious Tommy on her own. A couple of stints in a boy’s detention centre are followed by a term in the army, where after graduating to the Special Service, Tommy finally returns home a somewhat damaged and reluctant hero. 

Eventually meeting the girl of his dreams, Tommy’s life is then shattered by the death of his beloved Marge; an event that sets him on a path to find his biological mother. His journey is littered with bizarre coincidences, and acts of evil, which leave Tommy determined to avenge the sins of the past. 

Some families have a member with a Rogue Gene, but in this family, it was part of their DNA.

Rogue Genes is still a deeply provocative and gripping read. Like all good thrillers there is plenty of action, and the reader is constantly kept guessing. It is ultimately a story of self discovery, and of course, a journey to see if good will eventually overcome evil.

Literary Titan (literarytitan.com)

To say that I enjoyed this book is an understatement. Each page teased the next one and I couldn’t wait to get to it. That I gave in to the pressures of daily life and didn’t devour the book instead was a close thing, and one that I’m grateful to my family for putting up with.

N. Ward (onlinebookclub.org)

A free flowing thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat whilst exploring the boundaries of love, friendship, loyalty and revenge.

L. Hennison

I would have to say that Rogue Genes is the best novel I have read, by a first time author. Jardine Henry Hart has made a cracking debut, with interesting characters and a griping central story line. I found the book hard to put down, and looked forward to my nightly read.

G. Lambert

As an avid reader and fan of James Patterson’s thrillers, I found Jardine Henry Hart’s Rogue Genes to be spellbinding and one of the rare books that kept me up till 1am. It was well written and held me in suspense til the very end. I can’t wait for his next book.

B. Jerovich

Rogue Genes is an ingenious piece of writing. It captivated me from the beginning and had me on the edge of my seat throughout. A little bit of something for everyone. A highly recommended and enjoyable read.

A. Doer

A brilliant debut from this author. A great storyline and vivid characters. Looking forward to the sequel to see how and where life takes them, so get writing Jardine Henry Hart.

J. Beck

I was lucky enough to get to read a pre-published version of Rogue Genes and it gripped me right from the start all the way through the thriller journey it takes you on.

The characters grow on you and you can’t wait to read the next chapter, also a good ending for once.

Well done Jardine – Nice Read!!

M. Shawcross

It’s a great read, couldn’t put it down, read it in 5 days and that’s a record for me. Can’t wait for the next one.

J. Mills

As an avid reader I picked up Rogue Genes to skim over, however by the end of the first chapter I was compelled to keep reading. A rollicking great yarn that has twists and turns until the end, that comes too soon. Look forward to the next instalment.

M. Benstead

This book to me, an elderly lady of 82 yrs, was just magic to read, and I could easily envisage having known every person written about. I defy anybody to put it down once you start to read. So realistic and life like, I was totally enthralled the entire time. Simply wonderful relaxation for any reader who loves a good yarn.

R. Rider
literary titan book award for rogue genes

Book Awards

An award winning debut thriller novel from first time author, Jardine Henry Hart that is truly captivating.
Rogue Genes is a dark, suspense filled thriller that explores the complexities of love, friendship, loyalty and revenge through Tommy, a complex and reluctant anti-hero. 

Meet Jardine Henry Hart

Hi, my name is Jardine Henry Hart and I always knew that one day I would write a book – maybe a few books. It was just a matter of when.

I must confess, I was never an avid reader. The reason being that I never wanted to have someone else’s story buried in my sub-conscious, only to be revealed one day, unintentionally, as my own work. I wanted the story to be mine, and I have achieved that. My second confession is that I never really wrote the book – it wrote me! Nearly every day for two years, I would sit and gaze at the computer screen, without the slightest notion of what I was going to write. And then bingo! The story would present itself, and I can honestly say it continued this way until the end. They say you shouldn’t write a book for fame or fortune, but because you have a ‘yarn’ to tell, so I really hope you enjoy my yarn.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my beautiful wife, Di, for adding her S.P.E.L.L. – Support, Patience, Encouragement, Lunches and Love. Without her, nothing happens. Also, thank you to my family and close friends Michelle, Mike, Nick, Nicky, Rita, Tim and Tina who read my book. I was overwhelmed by their response. Not only was their positive feedback extremely rewarding, it left me feeling completely humbled and determined to share my ‘yarn’ with the rest of the world.

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