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Sold - Gary Braswell just made the biggest mistake of his life.

He trusted the Russian mafia.

The Gold Coast swelters in record temperatures, and Gary's hot under the collar. With his career at rock-bottom, he's up to his neck in debt to loan shark Jocko Mackenzie. If the loan's not repaid, there's more than Gary's kneecaps at stake - his long-suffering wife is also in peril.

Desperate, Gary turns to a charismatic client for help, and he's soon embroiled in the murky world of money laundering. With the federal police sniffing around and Jocko on his tail, Gary concocts an audacious scam. Success means money - lots of it. Failure means death. Can Gary pull it off?

Dodgy entrepreneurs, nouveau riche Russian émigrés, corrupt federal cops and femme fatales, SOLD’s characters jump off the page.

PRAISE FOR SOLD

"Few can master the art of humor and tension as well as Blair Denholm"

"A neatly executed work of comic grunge"

"Action packed and fast paced"

"Numerous storylines converge in a brilliantly constructed ending"

Are you ready for a whole new brand of thriller? Grab your copy of SOLD today and find out why fans of crime fiction can't get enough of this groundbreaking author.

Perfect for fans of gritty, fast-paced noir thrillers and vigilante justice novels

If you enjoy the gripping prose of Irvine Welsh and James Ellroy, the absurd humor of Tom Sharpe and Joseph Heller, and the story-telling power of Elmore Leonard, you’re going to get a huge kick out of SOLD

• This is the first book in Game Changer series

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Review – Sold : A turbo-charged noir thriller (Game Changer Book 1) by Blair Denholm


20th Century Noir at its Most Entertaining!


Very much enjoyed this superbly paced, well written, and engaging novel. The author presents Gary as an ordinary man, with an ordinary life. As you read further you peel back the layers of Gary and his life, uncovering a severely flawed human being.  And while you want to hate the man for being a scoundrel and an idiot you feel sympathy for him.  The author, Blair Denholm carefully crafted this story with realism and subtle consciousness you do not easily find in today’s genre piece.


The writing is blunt, frank, and unapologetic, just like the character and yet there is a conscious grace and style that pulls you in and makes you want to know more.


A page-turner from the beginning, the author makes very logical choices in an illogical and sometimes absurd situation that is unnervingly realistic. You chuckle and enjoy while knowing that out there somewhere a poor sucker is mirroring Gary Braswell’s life.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves an exploration of the human condition and examining life choices and the sometimes – albeit subconscious—consequences. As I was reading, I was reminded of the shows Better Call Saul, Shameless, Breaking Bad, and the acclaimed novel “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”.

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Book blurb | Alternative-Read.com

Sold by Blair Denholm

Blurb

Gary Braswell just made the biggest mistake of his life.

He trusted the Russian mafia.

The Gold Coast swelters in record temperatures, and Gary’s hot under the collar. With his career at rock-bottom, he’s up to his neck in debt to loan shark Jocko Mackenzie. If the loan’s not repaid, there’s more than Gary’s kneecaps at stake – his long-suffering wife is also in peril.

Desperate, Gary turns to a charismatic client for help, and he’s soon embroiled in the murky world of money laundering. With the federal police sniffing around and Jocko on his tail, Gary concocts an audacious scam. Success means money – lots of it. Failure means death. Can Gary pull it off?

Dodgy entrepreneurs, nouveau riche Russian émigrés, corrupt federal cops and femme fatales, SOLD’s characters jump off the page.

PRAISE FOR SOLD

“Few can master the art of humor and tension as well as Blair Denholm”

“A neatly executed work of comic grunge”

“Action packed and fast paced”

“Numerous storylines converge in a brilliantly constructed ending”

Are you ready for a whole new brand of thriller? Grab your copy of SOLD today and find out why fans of crime fiction can’t get enough of this groundbreaking author.

Perfect for fans of gritty, fast-paced noir thrillers and vigilante justice novels

If you enjoy the gripping prose of Irvine Welsh and James Ellroy, the absurd humor of Tom Sharpe and Joseph Heller, and the story-telling power of Elmore Leonard, you’re going to get a huge kick out of SOLD

• This is the first book in Game Changer series




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