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Product details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: City Fiction (21 Nov. 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0957201796
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957201798
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,260,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tony is a corporate financier based in the City of London, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers and a Member of the Securities Institute. He has written extensively over the years and is particularly well known for his financial and political books.

He decided to pursue his love for fictional novels by becoming a Romantic Thriller Writer and in May 2012 released his first book 'Megan's Game' which is being released as 'Megan's Game' - The Film. Due for cinema release in 2016.

Tony is also notching up a few credits;

He is a fully elected member of the Romantic Novelists' Association. His second novel 'The Deal' was published in October 2012 and was included in the goody bags given out at the Cosmopolitan Magazine's Ultimate Woman of the Year Award in 2012.

He is also the author of six financial books and in 1998-2006 he built St. Helen's Capital into the most successful PLUS Markets corporate advisory business. In 2004, he raised funds to get Quercus, the publisher of Stieg Larsonn's trilogy 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' off the ground.

Tony has since gone to write 'The Deal', 'Cholesterol', 'A Flash Of Lightning' and 'The Lady Who Turned'.

'A Flash Of Lightning' is also being made into a film and 'The Lady Who Turned' is scheduled for an Autumn 2014 release, but is available to pre-order now via Amazon.

Thrilled to have been asked to become a Ambassador for HEART UK - The Cholesterol Charity, Tony has written short stories where all publisher's profits go directly to the charity.

To follow Tony and all that he does, www.tonydrury.com, https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-Fiction-Publishing/1434318926804533

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lincs Reader TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 15 May 2014
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A Flash of Lightning was published by City Fiction on 21 November 2013 and is Tony Drury's fourth novel.

This is really two modern-day stories featuring Matthew, a high-flying financier, working in the City and Jessica who is in her late-thirties, works in a bank and knows that it's time to have a baby. The second couple are DCI Sarah Rudd and her husband Nick - and both stories run alongside narrative that goes back to 1963 and tells of the Great Train Robbery.

A Flash of Lightning is packed with action, and detail. From the wheeling and dealing of the City money houses, to the intricacies of a terror plot; the detail is precise and maybe just a little too much at times. Whilst I appreciate that the author wanted to make his story as authentic as possible, there were a couple of times during the story where I would have preferred a little more plot action than background information.

However, this is still an easy read, and the romance threaded throughout is welcome and softens the story somewhat, although Matthew and Jessica's idea of romance can sometimes be questionable!

I especially enjoyed the snapshots that went back to the 1960s, and followed the plot of the Great Train Robbery, this adds a touch of intrigue to the story as the reader wonders how and why this is connected to the main story - all becomes clear towards the end, and is cleverly done.

I enjoyed A Flash of Lightning. Tony Drury writes well and has an authentic voice. Personally, I could do without quite so much detailed explanation about finance deals, but many readers will appreciate this as an added dimension to the story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Jones on 29 May 2014
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This is the second novel, I have read by this author - the first being "Megan's Game".

A flash of lightning is another very good read.

The main plot revolves around DCI Rudd, who must enter the mind of a terrorist to stop the killing of "400" innocent british citizens...
...in a second plot, a stock broker in the city must save his company after a £6 million film, financed by his clients, turns sour...
...the two plots cleverly collide in a flash of lightning.

The early part of the book is dedicated to romance with periodic flashes back and forth to the story of the "Great train robbery". Why ?

I won't spoil the read and go into detail but I will say that you won't be able to put the book down until you have unraveled the link between, the great train robbery, modern day terrorism and a flash of lightning.

I particulalrly loved the history and the insight into the world of films and financing. Like "Megan's Games", this book will also be going to the big screen, so the financial details described within the story are probably very accurate - possibly reflecting the author's own experiences. The author is a city financier.

All-in-all, a very clever, imaginative and well researched romantic thriller.
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'A Flash of Lightning' is Tony Drury’s fourth novel. It was published last year by City Fiction and I was sent a copy by Cathy Wright to review. Tony Drury is a corporate financier and is based in the City of London. I haven’t read any of his previous books, so this was a new experience for me.

Jessica Lambert works for a bank. At nearly 38 years old she agrees with her mother that it’s time to have a baby before it’s too late. But it’s not that easy finding the right man. Matthew Orlando Buckingham is a city financier. He doesn’t know it yet but the £6 million pounds he is able to raise in order for a film to be made is about to go missing. Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Rudd has learnt that terrorists are planning to murder at least 400 people. But where and how are they planning to do this and can Sarah prevent this from happening?

I found 'A Flash of Lightning' to be a thoroughly enjoyable and exciting read. Well written, this novel gave me a good idea about how the finance world works and I felt I was learning something. The storyline was great with a couple of really good plots.

Split into two parts, the first part includes the very interesting story of The Great Train Robbery which took place on the 8th August 1963. At first I wondered why it was included in this novel, but all become apparent to me later. A gripping read especially towards the end it was very hard to put this book down.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L on 23 Jun. 2014
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I read this book on a recommendation from a friend. It was a good book and I particularly like the links back to the Great Train Robbery.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rutlander on 6 Jan. 2014
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This is the best book Drury has produced to date. He sets a good plot and tells the story very well. His insights into the workings of the City are very interesting to the layman and the romantic encounters along the way add spice.
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