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David Gemmell was the UK's number one fantasy and historical novelist until his death in 2006. A regular Sunday Times best seller and international sensation, his legacy lives on through his novels, his influence on the genre and the David Gemmell Legend awards.

White Knight/Black Swan was David Gemmell's crime thriller debut, first published under a pseudonym in 1993 and long out of print and highly sought after by fans. Reedited and republished under his own name, it's a must-listen for fans of his heroic and powerful style.

In an action-filled story set in working-class London in the 1980s, Jardine is a bouncer and gang enforcer with a heart of gold. To protect a friend, he goes up against an Irishman demanding protection money - only to realise too late that they work for the same employer. One act of kindness will lead to murder, betrayal, blackmail and some long-hidden secrets....

Read by Max Dowler.

©2017 David Gemmell (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

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Wow

My first David Gemmell novel and I really was blown away. The main character was just SO lovable, he should not have been as he was portrayed as a villain, However, he was so honourable and such a delight I had tears in my eyes on so many occasions.

This is a brilliant story and read so well by Max Dowler. I am really so blown away by this book.

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Utterly brilliant

This is a total departure for David Gemmell. It is NOT a fantasy novel, it IS a brilliant story of one man who refuses to back down!
Max Dowlers performance is absolute top drawer, beautiful pacing and great characterisation. Give it a listen, you will not be disappointed!!

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Great

Great story-line and well narrated, really drew me in, so much so that I could not wait for the next event in the story trying to guess what was coming next.

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a new but familiar experience

Gemmell is my fave fantasy author so this was fascinating as I can see the consistent themes coming through in a (more) contemporary setting

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Absolutely Fantastic!

Loved this book. Great story, brilliant characters, superb narration. Felt totally carried along with the plot.