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One winter morning, Lorimer Black - young, good-looking, but with a somewhat troubled expression - goes to keep a perfectly routine business appointment and finds a hanged man. A bad start to the day by anyone's standards and an ominous portent. 

For Lorimer works in the only-slightly corrupt business of financial adjusting, and he is about to learn that it is much uglier - and even more crooked - than he ever imagined. Suddenly, he's being unfairly blamed for all kinds of irregularities. Next, his life is threatened. And, lastly, he's coming to realise that the life he has led till now - the one someone wants to rub out - is one big fat lie....

©1998 William Boyd (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Marvellously paced and ingeniously plotted. A real page-turner." (Observer)

"A joy to read: easy to get into, addictively plotted and beautifully written." (Daily Mail)

"A novel that is truly comic, and, like all true comedy, also disturbing." (Scotsman)

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Odd ball

So many different characters it’s a little confusing. What a sad sack of a person our protagonist is. Not sure I enjoyed it but might have.

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too much gratuitous swearing, still more, rubbish

In context possibly for a read, but audio version, too much , probably not even needed, we get the idea. Little persons ears too! It's rubbish, sorry!

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