About the ‘Fat Man’ with reviews

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Until the Fat Man Sings



Desperate situations sometimes require desperate solutions.

When Irishman Mike Balmayne, a larger than life, hard-working, hard-playing oil executive, decides to take a vacation he does not bargain on getting entangled with international criminals. After extricating himself from a difficult situation, he never expects to see them again.

When his business partner does the dirty on him, destroying both his business and his family, he draws on skills previously gathered in the military. He also enlists the help of his new found criminal acquaintances in an ingenious but high-risk plan to recover his financial losses and take revenge on his business partner. Ideally he doesn’t want anyone to get hurt or land himself in prison. To do this, he must play with and against the criminal elements and the authorities in several countries. But Mike is fiercely determined and ultimately nothing, absolutely nothing will be allowed to stand in his way.


5.0 out of 5 stars A cracking good yarn! 1 Feb 2013
By Amazon regular
Format:Kindle Edition There is little a man wouldn’t do for the happiness and security of his loved ones. When respectable, successful, hardworking, high-living businessman Mike Balmayne sees everything he has worked hard for all his life snatched away from him, he reacts with surprising courage and initiative. But beyond his insouciant Irish charm and good humour, the affable Mike has hidden depths. And Mike has friends – good friends. This is a well-paced and well-written thriller which sees this ex-navy man take to the air and the sea in pursuit of rough justice and revenge. This book is ‘unputdownable’ and the writer takes us all the way with Balmayne, to some exotic locations which the author clearly knows well. The characters are well-drawn and credible, the dialogue sharp and the action gripping. Anyone who has lived in Portugal will laugh out loud over the crack about the local police. This is an engaging plot and makes a thoroughly enjoyable read, especially if you are lying in the sun, on the deck of your yacht, observing the position of the sun over your yardarm and working up a thirst for your first drink of the day – or sitting on the train to work and imagining yourself there! A good first outing from a talented writer from whom I do hope we shall see more.

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    Come on, Mike, tell us more.

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