Night Passenger - out now!

"This is the best thriller novel I have read in the last 10 years."


Thorne hasn’t seen Blake in almost a decade and isn’t glad to see him now.

They served together in the Marines, but Blake hasn’t tracked him down to catch up on old times. He needs Thorne’s help to steal a painting from an art gallery and he isn’t just asking.

Unless Thorne agrees, bad things will happen to the woman he loves.

The heist is a disaster and soon a young cop lies dead. As the gang flee the scene, Thorne realizes that Blake plans to target the painting’s owner, and kidnap his wife.

Thorne will stop at nothing to save them.

Available in Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, and Paperback
416 pages (print)
Published by Paper Street Publishing


A great read. Move over Jack Reacher
Loved this book from 1st page to the last. Well written with a great story line. Love the way the author integrates all the main characters seeing their point of views. Can’t wait to read the next one.

Solid Modern Los Angeles Noir
This is quite the gripping read with a good dose of twists and turns, a botched heist, betrayals, a man hunt and enough romance to make the entire story a page-burner. Nice tight writing delivers a fast paced, action packed thriller. Chris Thorne is a memorable and enjoyable character that you feel compelled to follow along beside. Night Passenger is a deft and elegant underworld debut by this author. Nicely done.

If more books follow, I’ll be sure to pick them up.

Great New Author
This debut novel grabbed me from the start. It read like a cable mini-series with multiple crescendos and interesting characters. Looking forward to the next adventure with Thorne.

A good, fast paced thriller.
For a first book this shows a talent for the hidden clues you undoubtedly missed as you turned the pages. I look forward to seeing what becomes of the hero Chris Thorne and the author. If you like Lee Childs and Michael Connelly this is for you. David Stanley is headed that way.

Great book
Great book and hopefully a precursor to a long running series of books, as good as Lee Child, Ian Rankin and Mark Dawson.

Actor hero
A gripping and well thought out plot, the anti-hero is great, lots of twists and turns to keep the reader enthralled.

Excellent Book and Story
Fast paced likable hero, great storyline. Keeps you riveted from start to finish. Looking forward to the next one. Highly recommend.

This would make a great movie!
Action packed. A very good first novel with a strong story line. I was left wondering what would happen next to Chris Thorne. I look forward to book 2.

Authentic American Crime Novel!
Well written thriller, a great style and snappy dialogue. Excellent twist in the tail!


This is the best thriller novel I have read in the last 10 years.
I never write reviews, but I had to for this book. Quite simply, it is amazing. After reading it parts would come back to me while I was doing other things, and I would smile, remembering it. Some crime books now are utterly forgettable, but this one is not like that. Characters were all fully realized and believable, they stopped being ‘characters’ or featureless good guys and bad guys.

I look forward to reading more by this author.

A very good read.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’s the kind you can put down and come back to later, and be right back in the story. Captivating story line that stays in your memory, perhaps a little gruesome at times – but it certainly adds to the flavor. Very well written. Thank you David.

Loved this book
Great book, can’t wait for the next. Fast paced, exciting and some tender moments. Well developed characters. Definitely a not put downable.

An impressive first novel, with a good story line and fast pace.
The author David Stanley’s excellent writing style is very much in the US crime genre, and is reminiscent of the work of Lee Child, but with some of the dark humour of Raymond Chandler.

This is a well-crafted story with three dimensional characters and a relentless pace, and the tension is maintained right up to the end. Very enjoyable, can’t wait for the sequel!

Couldn’t put this down. Fast-paced from the beginning.
Lots of action, heist gone wrong. Strong story line. Can’t wait for the next in the series. I wonder who could play the lead role in a film? (Not Tom Cruise – no offense, Tom)

Excellent Book and Story
Fast paced likable hero, great storyline. Keeps you riveted from start to finish. Looking forward to the next one. Highly recommend.

Lots of twists and turns and I found this to be really good read.
The reader is given a lot of insights into different characters and it held my attention to the end. Having completed the book, as I reflect, it has covered a lot of ground. It is little wonder I feel exhausted. Well done to the author, David Stanley, and I very much look forward to joining the character Chris Thorne on another roller coaster of a ride in the future. A very well deserved 5 stars.