Henry Crowne: Paying the Price
He is a secret IRA operative.
He is one of the most successful City banker in London
…then the 2008 Financial Crisis happens.
Nancy Wu, former eminent Queen’s Counsel, now prominent patron of the arts, receives the most unexpected call for help. Henry Crowne is accused of murder in a case that seems decided from the very beginning. His Irish background, financial terrorist connections and investment banking success inexorably tilt the scales against him. Nancy’s own lingering darker past calls for her to mount Henry’s defence but her client is the biggest obstacle. Will she manage to unpick the devious manipulations of a most twisted mind?
They may break his body, never his spirit
One financial terrorist in prison
Two City bankers dead
And … a $350 trillion banking scandal called LIBOR
The suspicious suicide of two high-profile City bankers brings former QC Nancy Wu and Inspector Jonathan Pole together again in an investigation that implicates the UK government, the Bank of England, and London’s top banking executives.
As the true motive for the deaths continues to elude them, Nancy persuades a reluctant Inspector Pole to involve Henry Crowne. Once a brilliant financier, Henry is now serving a 30-year sentence in the obscure High Security Unit of HMP Belmarsh for financial terrorism. A $350 trillion scandal is about to explode, rocking the fragile beginnings of the global recovery. Can the unlikely team unravel this complex puzzle before a dark plan destroys it all?
NO TURNING BACK
A LIFE FOR A LIFE…HIS ONLY CHOICE
A whistle-blower targeted by a car bomb,
A new terror cell in London,
A former IRA operative seeking redemption…
The gruesome execution of a notorious thief and an assassination attempt on a high-finance executive turned whistle-blower throw former QC Nancy Wu and Inspector Jonathan Pole into a race to defuse the threat of a new terror group. The stakes are considerable and they need help…
Can Henry Crowne, disgraced financier and past IRA operative find redemption in lending his expertise to the case or will he have to give much more…his life perhaps?
Thanks to Random Things Tours and Freddie P.Peters for the invite to the tour and my review copies of each book in the Henry Crowne: Paying the Price trilogy.
Consisting of Collapse, Breaking Point and No turning Back , Freddie P. Peters has created an exhilarating series of high stakes financial thrillers. Stories deep in financial crime and corruption, murder, violence, terrorism, IRA, and focuses on the dishonest art world and more!
These fast paced, highly entertaining thrillers are a joy to read.
These books really carry some detail on past real life events, as Peters rips open the secrecy and the unscrupulous actions of the banks and bankers.
Collapse, No.1 in the series introduces Henry Crowne, A High powered trader on the London Financial exchanges as he deals with a massive merger when the murder of Crowne's direct rival in the transaction is committed, all eyes are cast upon Henry, and this in turn introduces the two other pivotal characters in these stories, The über stylish Former QC Nancy Wu, Crowne's neighbour and friend , and the enigmatic Inspector Pole, Hell bent on solving the crime.
Breaking Point, No.2 , continues the story, with Crowne now finding himself serving a 30 year stretch at her majesties cost, Pole is forced to turn to Henry for help in uncovering a huge financial scandal,
No Turning Back, No.3, Henry, Nancy and Pole return, in another twisting, pulse pounding espionage thriller, with a surprise finale, I look forward to more in the series.
Each book is written with verve, and intelligence, fast paced, adrenaline filled page turners, they are a nice change from the more common serial killer crime, and clearly written with a passion and some serious knowledge of the financial world.
In Summary , this these 3 books are a fine set, highly recommended to all crime fans alike, especially any fans of films such as the wolf of wall street, and tv series like Suits. Henry for me reminds me very much of an early Harvey Spector played by Gabriel Macht, and if these books were ever to be immortalised on-screen I would love to see Macht in the starring role of the cocky, arrogant , so sure of himself Henry Crowne.
A sizzling series of modern, sign of the times, high stakes thrill rides.