Sleaford Noir 1

By Morris Kenyon

McTeague's as soon as relied on good friend and affiliate, Wheelan, has damaged off a part of the older mobster's crime empire round the east Midlands. some distance worse, Wheelan has additionally taken McTeague's a lot more youthful moment spouse, Claire, away with him.

Knowing the remainder of his empire will fall away or illness to Wheelan if he fails to behave, McTeague sends his relied on and deadly enforcer, Hennessy, to Sleaford to teach Wheelan who's leader and to take Claire again domestic. So Hennessy starts off a crusade of violence till Wheelan has no selection yet to come Claire. yet that's just the start of either gang boss's problems...

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