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The 80s was the decade when greed reigned supreme – but for the reckless, it would prove fatal.
A hauntingly captivating dark literary thriller, brimming with atmosphere and suspense, for fans of hardboiled crime and urban noir.
1986, and ageing conman Degsy Dempster is desperate to make one last big score and retire in comfort. But when a ruthless young criminal forces him to join his crew, Degsy’s dreams of a peaceful retirement seem to be slipping away.
Jay Ellis, a twenty-something wannabe grifter, is determined to make a name for himself. But when a jealous gangland boss forces him to abandon his hometown and seek refuge in the bright city lights of London, Jay finds his opportunity to make a mark on the world, coming much sooner than he had anticipated.
Mich Earlston’s marriage was a loveless sham, with a wealthy husband and a city apartment as her reward. But her husband’s love for his daughter made her second best. Now she’s ready to take back what’s hers, and no one will stand in her way.
In a world of crime and deception, these three lives are inextricably linked – but will their ambitions be realized, or will their hopes remain just beyond their reach?
Other books by Math Bird
Welcome to HolyHell
Histories of the Dead and Other Stories
The Whistling Sands
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