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Author(s): Martina Cole


Martina Cole is back with yet another compelling, gritty tale that tells it like it really is. With her unforgettable blunt prose and her knack of getting under the skin of underworld crims Martina never disappoints, delivering fast-paced edgy crime that takes you to the heart of LondonâÂÂs gangland.

In this latest novel, Jackie Jackson is preparing a party to welcome home her husband Freddie. Everyone is gathered at the party, including her sister Maggie. But Freddie hasnâÂÂt been away on holiday. Nor has he been away on business. FreddieâÂÂs been locked up in prison for the last six years. And now Freddie thinks that heâÂÂs pretty important. HeâÂÂs the man. The godfather. And heâÂÂs going to make sure everyone knows it. First published October 2005.


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Winner of British Book Awards: Crime Thriller of the Year 2006.

Martina Cole was born and brought up in Essex. She is the bestselling author of eleven novels set in London's gangland, and her most recent two paperbacks, as well as her latest hardback, have gone straight to No. 1 in the Sunday Times on first publication.

General Fields

  • : 9780747269724
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : Headline Book Publishing
  • : October 2005
  • : 250mm X 235mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Martina Cole
  • : Paperback
  • : Export/Airside ed
  • : 823.914
  • : 448