Charlie Spark - Villain Extraordinaire

Charlie Spark - Villain Extraordinaire

J M S Macfarlane

J M S Macfarlane

This book is satirical - the genre is comedy. For a laugh. An ex-copper actually thought it was about real life. Now, that really is funny. It's about professional criminals playing games with the police, the courts and other criminals. It's an excursion in gentlemanly outfoxing, chicanery, double-dealing and one-upmanship in London and the English countryside. Policemen won't be amused.Around thirty years ago, the leading criminal lawyer in London had the most important cases in the country which were being heard in court no.1 at the Old Bailey. But, at the end of every day, you could hear the sound of laughter coming from his office as he and his colleagues talked about the day's events. Certain professional criminals like to play games with the police, the courts, their targets and other criminals. They try to gain control over everything and everyone, including judges - and especially the loot. They can be accomplished actors, charming, persuasive or experts in flattery. And the games that they play can often be absurd. The class system gives them the opportunity to become any character they want to be so that sometimes it can be difficult to tell who the real criminals are. This is an "excursion in gentlemanly outfoxing, chicanery, double-dealing and one-upmanship in London and the English countryside.
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Plantation   A Legal Thriller

Plantation A Legal Thriller

J M S Macfarlane

J M S Macfarlane

A fictional but true-to-life, behind-the-scenes account of commercial espionage, criminal fraud, corporate greed and legal chicanery, set against a backdrop of billion-dollar claims, international catastrophes, the highest courts in London and New York, the largest global companies over six continents, the best lawyers and the security services : based on true eventsA fictional but true-to-life, behind-the-scenes account of commercial espionage, criminal fraud, corporate greed and legal chicanery, set against a backdrop of billion-dollar claims, international catastrophes, the highest courts in London and New York, the largest global companies over six continents, the best lawyers and the security services : based on true events and combining the styles of Grisham and Le Carre with realistic commercial criminal investigations, court scenes in the British and American courts and a description of the action taking place in London, New York, Athens and internationally : "Six months after the Falklands War ended in the early eighties, a young Englishman, Robert Renfrew-Ashby, was working as an underwriter at the Texas Alamo Fire & Guaranty Company in Houston. He'd been sent there two years earlier by his father's company, Plantation, to learn about the American market : his father was Texas Fire's main trading partner in London."
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