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The Gentlemen's Mafia free pdf The title, THE GENTLEMEN'S MAFIA refers to a less-than-flattering description of the Lloyd's market once voiced by a rather disenchanted, and yet still admiring, member. But if inevitably a rich and dynamic City environment may - in fiction at least - attract sharks, there is something marvellously invigorating about the mix of phlegmatic rage and expertise with which the honest professionals and their backers retaliate in this book. This story covers some ground- and most particularly Iraq and other hot-spots of the Middle East which the author knew well before the arrival of the peacemakers. It was a fascinating experience, to see the palm trees along the banks of the Shat al Arab writhing like seaweed underwater when a storm of wind and rain was raging- and watch the paper thin south Indian sailors manoeuvre the huge dhows with their carved prows and ragged sails into a herringbone pattern from which the storm could not rip them out to be dashed against the shore- or to set off at twilight by boat into the marshes, where the silent shadows of lean skiffs loaded with hay or wood slipped past, and water buffalo immersed up to their shoulders on the edge of the stream gazed with eyes suddenly glowing huge and toffee coloured in the light of the boat. This narrative also takes the reader into the arcane world of Ultra Large Crude Carriers, - the huge oil cargo ships, and the quite extraordinary characters who live on them. Everything that happens in this story does happen: is taken from real authentic life. Such violent and ruthless ambitions do spawn exceptional measures- and moments utterly poetic in their finality.

About L. M. Shakespeare

L M Shakespeare is a graduate of Cambridge University (MA Eng Lit) who married in her second year and immediately after graduation travelled with her baby daughter and husband, to the Middle East, living for several years the international life of a junior diplomat. Her first book, Utmost Good Faith, draws on many of these experiences as well as on subsequent encounters with the business world of the City, and has been published in the UK, America, Germany and Japan. The Gentlemen's Mafia is the second in a series of three financial thrillers, also published in hardback and paperback in the UK, and in America, and in Europe. She won the European prize for a short story, The Zipp, and considerable acclaim for the historical novel Malice, which was published in hardback in 2009 and is about to be published in paperback.

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Author : L. M. Shakespeare
Publisher : Hopcyn Press
Data Published : 20 April 2011
ISBN : 095671174X
EAN : 9780956711748
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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