Dale M. Nelson

Gentleman Jack Burdette Thrillers

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A Legitimate Businessman

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The job was too good to be true:


$80 million in 90-seconds.


What was the catch?


To the authorities, he was “Gentleman” Jack, but nobody knew his identity and that was fine with him. With a new name and a passion for wine, Jack went legit. It was the dream he’d always had with each score he banked.


There’s just one problem…


…everything he built was about to vanish.


That’s when he got the call.


But if he's going to pull off the most daring heist in history, Jack will have to stay one step ahead of the FBI, a gang of Serbian jewel thieves, his old crew, and a dangerous Israeli diamond mogul.


You’ll love this fast-paced heist thriller, because it’s hard to know who to trust in a world of thieves, where loyalty is worth more than diamonds.


Based on the incredible true story of one of the most audacious jewelry heists in history.

What readers are saying:

★★★★★ "...magnificent..."


★★★★★ "Wow. What a ride."


★★★★★ "...Ocean's 11 meets Sideways..."

★★★★★ "...a heist novel with flair and panache..."


★★★★★ "...exciting ride through wine and thievery."



The School of Turin

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He’s playing a dangerous game, living two lives. But he only has one to lose…


Jack Burdette wants a normal life but cannot give up his criminal past. Though he works to build a legit business as a winemaker, the infamous jewel thief can’t resist the thrill of a heist. But when his latest job goes sour, he has no choice but to make a devil’s bargain to avoid arrest.


Under the thumb of a Serbian gangster, Jack is forced to commit a series of high stakes crimes he wants no part of. With the authorities closing in and an old friend pushing him to settle a long-forgotten score, he fears this caper could well be his last.


Can Jack bottle up his past and still escape with his skin?


The School of Turin is the nail-biting second novel in the Gentleman Jack Burdette crime thriller series. If you like fast-paced action, breathtaking twists and turns, and enigmatic antiheroes, then you’ll love Dale M. Nelson’s intricate tale.


Buy The School of Turin to outrun the mob today!

What readers are saying:

★★★★★ "Excellent mystery."


★★★★★ "Couldn’t put it down!"


★★★★★ "Lots of plot twists and a surprise ending."


★★★★★ "...a thief with a heart who I found myself rooting for."


★★★★★ "Full of action & adrenaline, twists & turns, page turner, great characters, well written."


About Dale M. Nelson

Dale M. Nelson grew up outside of Tampa, Florida. He graduated from the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications and went on to serve as a logistics officer in the United States Air Force. Following his military service, Dale worked in the defense, technology and telecommunications sectors before starting his writing career. He currently lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and daughters. When he’s not writing, Dale enjoys snowboarding, traveling, wine and music. 

Other Books by Dale M. Nelson

The Bad Shepherd

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Los Angeles, 1981, is a city about to tear itself apart.


LAPD narcotics detective Bo Fochs has uncovered a drug ring that stretches from the neon nights of the Sunset Strip to the deadly streets of South Central. It's fueling both sides of L.A.’s gang war.


But to stop this urban drug lord before the violence erupts and takes the city with it, Bo will have to navigate not only the brutal dangers of gang violence, but also the subtle dangers in the corridors of power. And in the process he'll learn that not all justice is blind.


The Bad Shepherd is the first book in an exciting new crime series that digs into the music, culture and criminal underworld of 1980s Los Angeles.

What readers are saying:

★★★★★ "...outstanding."


★★★★★ "...a solid five stars."


★★★★★ "...noir-meets-rock & roll."


★★★★★ "...throbs with raw energy and intensity from beginning to end."


★★★★★ "A must read for fans of crime drama and the music, social climate and culture of LA during the 1980's!"


Proper Villians

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They’re in over their heads.


And the only way out is a high-risk scam that could get them all killed…


Flash Madigan has a problem. Desperate to get out from under the Russian mob before the cops roll up the whole operation, he “borrows” nine hundred grand to bet on a fixed sporting event. But when the wrong team wins and the money goes up in smoke, he’s in a race against time before his sadistic boss finds out it's missing.


Partnering with a washed-up burglar and the con man who tipped him to the game gone bad, he plots to blackmail a retired Colombian drug smuggler. But when it turns out they’ve seriously underestimated their mark’s fondness for violence, selling each other out seems like the best way to survive.


With the Russians, the cops, and the FBI closing in, can three small-time hoods stop double-crossing each other long enough to stay alive and hit a $10-million score?


Proper Villains is a fast-paced, darkly funny crime thriller. If you like snappy dialogue, schemes gone bad, and plenty of twists and turns, then you’ll love Dale Nelson’s page-turning caper.


Buy Proper Villains to play a dangerous game of bluff today!

What readers are saying:

★★★★★ "...righteous chaos..."


★★★★★ "...full of action and adrenaline."


★★★★★ "...this story takes the fun and dials it up to eleven!"

★★★★★ "...I found myself smiling and laughing during the entire read.”


★★★★★ "... a dark comedy of a crime thriller, humorous enough to cause laughter, while serious enough to be taken seriously."