May All Your Names Be Forgotten
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Smart, youthful, self-assured Danny - a seasoned ‘closer’ in the directory game - sets up his new company. Fast, easy-money from people too caught up in their own bureaucratic nightmares to escape falling prey to the fast-talkers.


However, Danny’s south London start-up begins to attract the wrong sort of attention - the local gangland factions and the law. Closer extraordinaire, Ewan – friend, cash-cow and outrageous party-animal is also out of control. Danny’s grip on business starts to slip as his inexperienced team – keen to impress and hungry for money - push one of the targets too far, setting in motion a chain of events that threaten to blow the whole thing apart.


Danny quickly moves into survival mode, juggling his new found loyalties with long standing allegiances, and growing paranoia.


Business, team, money, friends and lovers – Danny races to play all the angles before his ability to ‘disappear’ with all the spoils is lost forever.


The author takes each of the characters and explores what makes them tick, then exposes their weaknesses, allowing the reader under their skin as their personal fears cut deep. Threats of violence, extortion, outrageous capers, and the constant worry of ‘the man’ who Danny manages to keep at bay by greasing palms. Sad moments with splashes of inky-black humour.


Connor tells us ‘the game has changed, technology has made personal details easier to obtain and the Data Protection Act is no guarantee of protection.  Businesses are less the target now – integrated systems and instant recall.  Mr & Mrs Bloggs just sitting down to tea are more likely the targets today.  A plausible script, a friendly voice, and an offer too good to miss.  You have been warned.’


If you have not read one of Connor’s books before, this compelling novel will leave you asking why?

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May All Your Names Be Forgotten: Pacy Crime Thriller with Touches of Inky Black Humour & Tragedy in the Cold-Call Game.


Michael Connor’s novel set in 1990s south London exposes the tricks and deceit used by cold callers to dupe businesses into purchasing low value goods at highly inflated prices and then bullying them into buying more. Known in the trade as the ‘directory game’ many of the tricks, although now illegal, are still used.

May All Your Names Be Forgotten

Michael Connor

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Smart, youthful, self-assured Danny - a seasoned ‘closer’ in the directory game - sets up his new company. Fast, easy-money from people too caught up in their own bureaucratic nightmares to escape falling prey to the fast-talkers.

 

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Crime, thriller, London, modern, contemporary, fiction

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Bibliographic Information
Publish State
Published
Language
English
Readership
General
Publisher / Imprint
Ouen Press
Publication Country / Place
United Kingdom
Title Identifier (ISBN/ISSN)
9780957310766 / 0957310766
Format
Paperback
Edition
First
Published Date
April 2015
Primary Price
9.99 GBP
Pages
266
Dimensions
9 x 6