Garron is surviving. With regular bodyguarding work and a steady relationship, the ex-boxer is looking forwards for the first time since his fighting days. But when a job gives him the opportunity to find out what happened to an old friend, he finds himself in a place where he’s fighting on a different level. Unable to trust his employer, damaging his relationship and running out of friends, Garron is forced to look at what he is, as well as what he does, while trying just to stay alive.
And when you’re facing the Russian Mafia, staying alive might be more than you can hope for.
Reviews for previous books by Joe Stein
‘A book that will stay with you long after you finish reading’
‘Stein writes with real class and has created a devastatingly credible and hugely desirable character in Garron’
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About the Author
Joe Stein was born in London in the 1960s and educated (just about) in North London. His first job was in a scrap-yard, stripping copper out of electrical cables. He left there before it was raided by Customs and Excise and has been trying to stay out of trouble ever since.
He admits to being an ex-musician and sometime amateur boxer and won't say much else. He has worked in factories, warehouses, markets, spent two days on a building site before he realised it wasn’t the place for anyone with even mild vertigo and worked for over ten years in security and as a bodyguard, luckily getting married and being told to get a ‘proper’ job before the government decided to license the security industry. His training manual for bodyguards is now therefore out of date and a collectors’ item.
He always wanted to try to write and although his first book took many years to complete, he now has three novels and a dozen short stories to his name.
He still lives in North London and has a full time day job to fit around the rest of his life.