Kandinsky’s life is at rock-bottom. He’s a gambler in debt to a vicious loan-shark and he’s going nowhere fast. Then, by chance, he overhears a conversation and realises he has a way out of his mess. He decides to hijack a robbery of three quarters of million pounds worth of drug money. He thinks it’s going to be easy – a sure thing.
But when your partners are even bigger losers than you are, and the owner of the money is a sadistic drug-dealer who’s prepared to kill everybody in his way, nothing’s ever easy. And when the people you’ve stolen from want a piece of you too, the only thing that’s sure is there’s going to be blood. And lots of it.
The Gamblers is a dark, fast-moving and violent odyssey through the Bristol underworld – the kind of place where every smile hides a betrayal and the hand of friendship usually carries a gun. The Gamblers is a vicious British noir in the tradition of Ted Lewis with a few blood red splashes of Jim Thompson thrown in the mix.
As a nice little taster, here are the first 40 chapters of the novel. No need to mess around with downloads, just click and view.