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In crime and thriller novel, Blackmail, Michael explores the lives of a group of criminals who pull off a daring robbery. However, one of them becomes involved in a struggle with a security guard who is shot and seriously injured. The gang leader, Michael Doyle, establishes a seemingly perfect alibi to escape, but their carefully prepared plans begin to unravel when the DNA of the robber who struggled with the injured guard is detected. The investigators are able to link him with Doyle through CCTV and both of them are arrested.
Clever lawyers seek to exclude the DNA evidence but Doyle's girlfriend, who has some legal knowledge, is sceptical that the ploy will work. Desperate measures become necessary...Then, things take a turn for the worse when a judge's home is raided and his wife and young son kidnapped. It turns out they will only be released if he rules against the prosecution. Will the judge do what the kidnappers demand? Will Blackmail reveal who was behind the kidnapping? Was it Doyle's girlfriend or someone from his past? Someone he had crossed? Only time will tell... Blackmail will appeal to fans of chilling crime and thriller novels.

Blackmail - Michael Stokes

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Title
Blackmail
Author
Michael Stokes
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Matador
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20161117

In crime and thriller novel, Blackmail, Michael explores the lives of a group of criminals who pull off a daring robbery. However, one of them becomes involved in a struggle with a security guard who is shot and seriously injured. The gang leader, Michael Doyle, establishes a seemingly perfect alibi to escape, but their carefully prepared plans begin to unravel when the DNA of the robber who struggled with the injured guard is detected. The investigators are able to link him with Doyle through CCTV and both of them are arrested.
Clever lawyers seek to exclude the DNA evidence but Doyle's girlfriend, who has some legal knowledge, is sceptical that the ploy will work. Desperate measures become necessary...Then, things take a turn for the worse when a judge's home is raided and his wife and young son kidnapped. It turns out they will only be released if he rules against the prosecution. Will the judge do what the kidnappers demand? Will Blackmail reveal who was behind the kidnapping? Was it Doyle's girlfriend or someone from his past? Someone he had crossed? Only time will tell... Blackmail will appeal to fans of chilling crime and thriller novels.

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Michael Stokes was born in 1948 and was educated at Leeds University, where he obtained an honours degree in law. He was called to the Bar by Gray's Inn (now a Bencher), lectured in law for two years at Nottingham University and then practised at the Bar in mainly criminal work until 2001. He became a QC in 1994 and a judge in 2001. Michael retired from the bench in August 2016 in the hope of becoming a successful author.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Suspense fiction.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
vii, 527

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