Leader of the opposition, Sir Alex Bolton, is being blackmailed. After dancer Bella takes pictures of him with a spy camera, people in high places plan to make sure that nothing prevents Sir Alex from becoming Britain’s next prime minister.While Bella is shacked up with her new lover Martin, her bank robber ex-boyfriend Joey shows up at their doorstep after getting an early release from prison. A stash of 3 million pounds is hidden somewhere, and the fellow bank robbers he ratted on are after him and the money.After Chief Inspector Preston and Detective Sergeant Johnson are called to investigate, bodies start to pile up at an alarming rate, and they must navigate the investigation while under pressure to avoid a PR nightmare.
About Nick Sweet
Nick’s crime novel, The Long Siesta (Grey Cells Press, the crime imprint of Holland House, September, 2015), was praised by a number of top crime authors, including Nicholas Blincoe, Caro Ramsay, Paul Johnston and Howard Linskey. Critic Barry Forshaw also wrote a positive review of the novel in Crime Time and followed up by giving Nick and his book a mention in Brit Noir, a guide to the best contemporary British crime writing and film.Nick is British, but is currently living with his family in Fuengirola, Spain. Originally from Bristol, he studied at the universities of Cardiff and London, and lived for a long time in the English capital, where he ended up teaching English Literature and English Language in an FE college. He has moved around a fair bit, and has also lived and taught in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Brighton, Barcelona, Bilbao and the city of Malaga. His experience of life in different places has helped his writing, and his books are set against a range of backdrops.
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