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Summary

London in the 1960s: gang wars, corrupt police, vice and pornography. Ex-boxer Charles Holborne has plenty of opportunities to build his reputation with the criminal classes as a barrister who delivers. But Charles, an East End boy made good, is not all he seems, and his past is snapping at his heels.

When his philandering wife has her throat slashed, Holborne finds himself on the wrong side of the law and on the run. Can he discover the truth of the brutal slaying and escape the hangman's noose?

Based upon real Old Bailey cases and genuine court documents, The Brief is the first in barrister Simon Michael's series of compelling criminal dramas, an evocative slice of sleazy glamour from the swinging '60s. Simon Michael delivers an authentic and addictive listen for any crime fan.

©2015 Simon Michael (P)2017 Audible, Ltd.

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Interesting

Enjoyed this book story and narrator will listen to the following books and hope they will be as good

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Well worth listening to

Thoroughly enjoyable listen leading well into book 2. Comfortable Colin Mace territory who brings the characters alive.

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VERY, VERY GOOD

Now that I have finished both books written by a barrister, and to use a cliche (and I was told never to use cliche's at Pitman's training college) ... "It blew me away".

It was the absolute perfect combination of author, Simon Michael and narrator, Colin Mace. Thank you both for creating such literary perfection and voice acting. See my review for An Honest Man. Even more superb.

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  • 12-09-17

Excellent book

Excellently written, superbly narrated. Full of classic law drama filled with suspense and intrigue. I highly recommend this book. The performance absolutely brings these well -developed characters and circumstances to life. Well done author and performer.