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 Deadly Deal by Simon Fairfax is a thoroughly entertaining crime novel with an excellently written main character. One of my favorite things about reading is excellent characters, so Rupert made this story even more entertaining. He is charming and witty. He feels real. I really enjoyed reading him.
The writing is great. The plot is very entertaining. I was engrossed in the thrill ride of corporate espionage and money laundering. I didn’t want to set this book down. Conspiracy, twists, this will definitely keep you on your toes reading.
Overall, I really enjoyed A Deadly Deal. This is my first read by Simon Fairfax and it won’t be the last. Don’t miss out.
*I received a free copy of this book from Rachel’s Random Resources to review honestly on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
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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