|About the Book|
A contemporary crime novel inspired by true events of the 1990s in East London and Essex.Russ Wheeler has just returned to East London and isn’t afraid of trouble. He knows the man who runs the most successful club security in the area is TerryMoreA contemporary crime novel inspired by true events of the 1990s in East London and Essex.Russ Wheeler has just returned to East London and isn’t afraid of trouble. He knows the man who runs the most successful club security in the area is Terry Locker, a body-building fanatic and habitual steroid user whose firm trades on the presence of physical muscle. All his door staff or ‘lumps’ are built like him and the use of illegal muscle enhancing supplements is positively encouraged- especially as he supplies them using his health club as a front. Locker also trains in ‘Bennett’s Gym’ where Wheeler goes to meet Locker and ask him for a job. Locker challenges him to a contest that Wheeler wins and following a violent initiation Wheeler enters Lockers ‘firm’.Wheeler rapidly becomes a trusted lieutenant and equally quickly he discovers he has entered a world populated by violent criminals, drug dealers, corrupt police and beautiful women. Wheelers cool head gives him credibility amongst his peers and his good looks catch the eye of many women, including Lockers long suffering girlfriend. They become lovers and Wheeler not only enters dangerous territory as a result, but becomes fully aware of Lockers boundless cruelty, greed and dealings with the corrupt police.The epidemic of drug use swamps the club scene and it isnt long before Wheeler gets to hear of a victim of it that is too close to bear. He hatches a plan from which there is no going back and that will change the underworld forever.Eventually, Russ Wheeler is standing in a deserted car park waiting for his business associates girlfriend to pick him up. Its the early hours of the morning and he shudders as he sees the headlights. Hes done something terrible that he has never done before. Why? Because living on the edge of ecstasy’ has gone too far.