The latest installment in the Phil Timmins series of adventures, “The Power to Kill”, is now live and available on Amazon, and I should have it up for Smashwords within a few days.
In the meantime, here's the link for AMZN (Amazon).
In “The Power to Kill”, Phil encounters another figure from the financial world gone bad. This one, though, wants to make some amends for his crimes by testifying to regulators in the UK and the US.
So Phil is recruited to help babysit the renegade banker along with two female police officers until he’s set to testify. Of course, there’s tension between Phil and the two women and their charge ends up being trouble, too. Things heat up fast, though, when the trio find themselves facing off with an unusual enemy along with one of Phil’s old Royal Marine comrades.
Like just about all my stories, “The Power to Kill” involves elements of finance and financial markets. In this case, it’s financial crimes I drew straight from headlines over the past couple of years: the big money laundering case in the UK (just Google UK money laundering scandal) and an investigation here in the US involving abuse of commodities swaps.
It’s sophisticated stuff, to be sure, but fascinating. And in his usual style, Phil makes a very plain distinction between people who have become wealthy through work and those who have become wealthy by “gaming” the system. Bet you can’t guess which type usually becomes Phil’s target.
I’ve tried to tell this story with some fast pacing and punchy dialogue, and I hope that everyone who reads it ends up wanting more.