A premier league bad-boy murderer at his newly refurbished home; a teenage runaways corpse uncovered on a construction site; a gunman shoots up the premises of the local gang land boss – all of them projects run by beleaguered builder Mark Poynter. Can he fix it?
Things seem to be on the up for builder, Mari Poynter. Mark’s got himself a nice little earner taking care of the sizeable property portfolio built up from the career earnings of former premier league bad-boy and local celebrity. Danny Kidd. But when Danny Kidd puts an interested party’s nose out of joint by using his star status to gazump them on a development site – the derelict Admiral Guthrie pub – things turn ugly and incendiary, leaving Mark to deal with the consequences.
Meanwhile local villain. Hamlet, uses his subtle persuasion to dupe Mark into unwittingly help him launder vast sums of dirty cash but when it drags the area to the brink of gang warfare. Mark’s help is needed to try and broker a truce.
At the Admiral Guthrie secrets from the past meet conflicts of the present – will the rising flames reduce Mark’s future to ashes?
This is the second book In the Mark Poynter series and what an amazing book it is.
This book is full of Witt, comedy, twists and turns that will keep you spinning and unable to keep up. Mark Poynter is an incredible little detective for a man who is trying his hardest to get through his life and earn his self enough dollar to get by.
This is the book that made me fall in love with the main character Mark Poynter – he is such an incredibly nice, down to earth, want to do the right thing type of guy. Even being the only person to turn up to a funeral of a person he didn’t know – so she wasn’t alone.
This book also found me a new favourite word – ‘Everything is SNAFU’ what an amazing word to sum up when basically you feel pretty crappy.