The Identity Kit

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Pub Date 05 Feb 2024 | Archive Date 13 May 2024

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Description

Josh is an eminent professional in the world of finance, managing ultra-wealthy clients at a hedge fund in Mayfair, London.

The stakes are always high. His savvy clients invest millions with his firm in the expectation of lucrative returns. However, a business meeting with a very important client goes horribly wrong! Josh becomes the centre of a fraud case and its prime suspect. Suddenly, his comfortable lifestyle changes for the worse.

Pursued by the police, he has no choice but to operate above the law in order to prove his innocence. Developing the mindset of a criminal, he embarks on a hazardous journey to identify the real perpetrator. His every move is followed! But not just by the police…

Josh desires revenge for his client but more importantly justice, aiming to uphold his reputation and that of his firm. Endangering his life is just a small price he has to pay.

Josh is an eminent professional in the world of finance, managing ultra-wealthy clients at a hedge fund in Mayfair, London.

The stakes are always high. His savvy clients invest millions with his...


Advance Praise

A mesmerizing crime thriller that exposes financial greed at its worst. A seemingly ordinary city worker is caught up in wrongdoing, deception, and fraud. With his job, family life, and reputation at stake, his determination to seek the truth is what makes this book so captivating for the audience. I encountered a range of emotions as the story unfolded, it is very well written and suspenseful throughout with vivid descriptions as the journey transpires. With the author's original ideas, fascinating characters and settings as well as the intense plot, this would make a superb film.

A mesmerizing crime thriller that exposes financial greed at its worst. A seemingly ordinary city worker is caught up in wrongdoing, deception, and fraud. With his job, family life, and reputation at...


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ISBN 9781398482524
PRICE £8.27 (GBP)
PAGES 173

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I had received this book from the author, his publishing company and the fine folks at Net Galley in return for an honest review.

This story takes place in the world of international finance and is split between the cities of London and Paris. The protagonist, Josh, is an eminent professional in the world of finance, managing ultra-wealthy clients at a hedge fund in Mayfair, London. The stakes are always high. His savvy clients invest millions with his firm in the expectation of lucrative returns.

However, a business meeting with a very important client goes horribly wrong! As the protagonist sits at an expensive restaurant wooing his client, the client has an adverse reaction to something he ate and is rushed to a local hospital where he descends into a medical coma. As a result of their involvement, the police have some questions and soon our protagonist becomes a suspect.

It soon comes to light that the client is scheduled to pay back a financial transaction of a substantial amount and as the protagonist begins a summary inquisition into this matter as he attempts to figure out what happened to his client and to clear his name. Josh becomes the centre of a fraud case and its prime suspect.

Suddenly, his comfortable lifestyle changes for the worse as restrictions have been placed on his movements. Pursued by the police, he has no choice but to operate above the law in order to prove his innocence Josh delves into the realms of the criminal underworld as he purchases false identity papers (an "identity kit") so that he may travel to Paris in an attempt to identify the real perpetrator. His every move is followed! But not just by the police…Josh desires revenge for his client but more importantly justice, aiming to uphold his reputation and that of his firm. Endangering his life is just a small price he has to pay.

On a five star scale, i would give this book a solid three and a half stars (which rounds to four in Goodreads) as this definitely a solid read and would be a favourite for those afficiandos of authors such as Ian Rankin, Nicholas Gilmour, and Tristram Hicks.

As with all of my literary ramblings, these are just my five cents worth

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Wow! This book should be on everyone's reading list.

The plot is intricate but not over one's head.
The descriptions of moving through the strrets of London and Paris leave me wanting to plan a trip as soon as feasible.

The action is real
The tension is built like it has a genius conductor at the helm

The one thing I refret is the story ended, and I wasn't ready to leave just yet.

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