Moneymakers are king, no matter their methods. When an honest man stumbles into their world of deceit, will they drag him down to destruction?
London, 1986. Rupert Brett is eager to make his mark. But even though he’s newly qualified to tackle jobs within the cutthroat property brokering industry, his ambitions are blunted when he must face off against ruthless competitors. And with his career on the line, he finds himself adrift in the murky waters of insider trading where knowledge is the real currency.
Clinging to his ideals but beginning to realize how deep the corruption goes, Rupert’s unprepared when a group of hard-nosed developers frame him for murder. With few friends and the law on his tail, his only way out may be a bargain with the devil.
Can the young surveyor thwart his enemies’ plans in time to save his reputation and his life?
A Deadly Deal is the immersive first book in the Deal Series of historical crime thrillers. If you like conflicted characters, rich period details, and complex plotting, then you’ll love Simon Fairfax’s gritty page-turner.
A Humdinger of a Read!
This is a humdinger of a book – it kept me on my toes!
Rupert Brett is a young man ready to take on the world; newly graduated, he begins his first position with a surveying firm and before long he has found his niche. Dealing is not just a job, he genuinely loves what he does and gets a kick out of each deal completed. However, before long he realises that not every company he comes into contact with adheres to the high principles that both he, and his employers, maintain. There is some shady stuff going on, and when Rupert begins to realise who is involved, he finds himself being framed for murder – and there’s worse to come. Can he survive to bring them to justice?
Simon Fairfax is an entirely new author to me and, boy, can he write a gripping tale! There is a wonderful mix of personal and private life, all intertwined with never a dull moment. At times, the tension is palpable and I was aware of holding my breath for just a fraction too long! This is a very exciting novel and I’m delighted that it is the first in a series; now I just need to find time to catch up with the rest. A dynamic story with appealing and expressive characters all adding up to the most riveting of reads. If you love a lively and dramatic mystery, then this is one I recommend. 5*.
My thanks to the publisher for my copy and to Rachel Gilbey for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: historical crime thriller
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 326 pages
- Publication Date: 13 June 2017
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As a lover of crime thrillers and mystery, I turned what is seen by others as a dull 9 – 5 job into something that is exciting, as close to real life as possible, with Rupert Brett, my international man of mystery whose day job is that of a Chartered Surveyor.
Rupert is an ordinary man thrown into extraordinary circumstances who uses his wit, guile and training to survive.
Each book is written from my own experiences, as close to the truth as possible, set against world events that really happened. I go out and experience all the weapons, visit the places Rupert travels to, speak to the technical experts and ensure that it as realistic, as possible allowing you to delve deep in to the mystery, losing yourself in it for a few hours.
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