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Publisher's Summary

David Gemmell was the UK's number one fantasy and historical novelist until his death in 2006. A regular Sunday Times best seller and international sensation, his legacy lives on through his novels, his influence on the genre and the David Gemmell Legend awards.

White Knight/Black Swan was David Gemmell's crime thriller debut, first published under a pseudonym in 1993 and long out of print and highly sought after by fans. Reedited and republished under his own name, it's a must-listen for fans of his heroic and powerful style.

In an action-filled story set in working-class London in the 1980s, Jardine is a bouncer and gang enforcer with a heart of gold. To protect a friend, he goes up against an Irishman demanding protection money - only to realise too late that they work for the same employer. One act of kindness will lead to murder, betrayal, blackmail and some long-hidden secrets....

Read by Max Dowler.

©2017 David Gemmell (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group

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  • B. C. Furzer
  • 14-04-2019

Riveting

One of the best I have read for numerous reasons. Characters, story, accuracy. Unhesitatingly recommended.

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  • Ming
  • 12-06-2019

What if Druss was born in Croydon?

Very Gemmell, despite the modern setting. Big guy hero does heroic stuff against all the Odds.

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  • Richard Taylor
  • 30-05-2018

Utterly brilliant

This is a total departure for David Gemmell. It is NOT a fantasy novel, it IS a brilliant story of one man who refuses to back down!
Max Dowlers performance is absolute top drawer, beautiful pacing and great characterisation. Give it a listen, you will not be disappointed!!

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  • Woody 2001
  • 16-02-2018

Great

Great story-line and well narrated, really drew me in, so much so that I could not wait for the next event in the story trying to guess what was coming next.

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  • Michelle
  • 09-01-2018

Absolutely Fantastic!

Loved this book. Great story, brilliant characters, superb narration. Felt totally carried along with the plot.

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  • mollyeyre
  • 14-12-2017

Wow

My first David Gemmell novel and I really was blown away. The main character was just SO lovable, he should not have been as he was portrayed as a villain, However, he was so honourable and such a delight I had tears in my eyes on so many occasions.

This is a brilliant story and read so well by Max Dowler. I am really so blown away by this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-2021

Different but just as enjoyable

Dont worry about the other DG books you've enjoyed, this was a pleasure to listen to.

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  • M. Gee
  • 07-07-2020

What a great book

Loved this book, a change from Gemmels usual fantasy work. Great characters and Well worth a listen

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  • Jeff
  • 01-09-2018

Great character

Bimbo is such a great character and it is a great pity that there won’t be any more books with him in it. I would like to see this story as a movie, in fact I would like to see any David Gemmell story turned into a film. The narration was very good with the individual characters being distinct which all you can hope for with an audiobook.

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  • Steve Bellerby
  • 23-01-2018

a new but familiar experience

Gemmell is my fave fantasy author so this was fascinating as I can see the consistent themes coming through in a (more) contemporary setting

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