In a fast moving, noir, crime novel, the action begins when an exotic dancer has a romantic liaison with a wealthy, high ranking politician. She agrees to his sexual fantasy and her boyfriend is taking photos to use to blackmail the man. The man, Sir Alex Bolton could be the next Prime Minister and has a brother who isn't afraid of defending his brother.
The blackmail is set up by a woman named Mona who learned of the politicians fetish when Mona was having a sexual encounter with a lesbian shrink and the shrink left the room with her case files in the room.
In a world dominated by evil people and escaped cons, we learn that the dancer's husband, Joey, has just gotten out of jail early by ratting on the men he robbed a bank with. Now these men have a grudge against the dancer's husband and come looking for him. What one of them does, to escape prison, is not for the conservative reader.
Most of the characters would as soon shoot you as as for a cigarette.
The police official who is trying to put the pieces of these crimes together is a sympathetic person who is flawed but easy to like and one of the few honest people in the book.
The story is told in a realistic manner and the characters are well described but I had to shake my head with some of the things that went on in the book. I also felt that some of the action didn't make sense, but this could be the crazy way the criminal world works.
Not for everyone but for the reader looking for a quick read of a noir crime novel, with some odd sexual scenes, this would be recommended reading.
This is the perfect book to fill in a lot of time when you are idle. Bella and Martin a pair of lovers are hired by Mona to get incrimating evidence on a Government Official (Alex) who is in line to be the next British Prime Minister. The plan works but Mona virtually keeps all the money to herself and gives Martin and Bella a pittance. The two realize they could have gotten more money and hatch their own scheme to blackmail Alex. Little do they know that Alex's brother (Charles) is a real bad … more
Leader of the Opposition, Sir Alex Bolton, is being blackmailed after erotic dancer Bella uses a secret spy camera to take pictures of him performing a kinky sex act in the shower. But people in high places are determined to ensure that nothing prevents Sir Alex from becoming Britain's next prime minister. Exotic dancer Bella is shacked up with her new lover, Martin, who works as doorman at the club in Soho where Bella dances...and Martin has been telling Bella they should move in case her bank robber husband Joey either gets out of nick early or sends some friends round to the flat. Then they discover-too late for their own liking-that Joey has done a deal with the police to win an early release from prison. What's more, the two fellow bank-robbers he ratted on-Ricky Red and The Dog-are out to get him and the missing £3,000,000 stash, and they aren't messing around. Joey tries to kill Martin, and then Bella's shot onstage at the Revuebar, in Soho. Chief Inspector Preston and his sidekick, DS Johnson, are called in to investigate what threatens to become a PR nightmare, as bodies start to pile up.