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Cats in the Fire [Kindle Edition]

Alan Catharine
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Mystery explosions destroy the palatial motor yachts of two wealthy financiers in separate incidents off Sardinia and Greece. They seem to be linked. More attacks follow on land and the targets appear to be the unpopular 'Fat Cats' of the financial world and public utilities. Who is behind this violent campaign?

A journalist on the regional 'Manchester Echo' is assigned to investigate. An unassuming family man, he finds a link, nervously follows it through, and finds himself up to his neck in a network of activists. An attractive agent, widowed victim of bank foreclosure, adds disconcertingly to his situation.

But the attacks on the Fat Cats begin to spiral out of control and the growing anarchy threatens the whole country. The police, the army and the government all seem powerless to stem the tide.

France and Russia had violent revolution in the past. Britain narrowly avoided it. What will happen now?

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 458 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Alan Catharine; 1 edition (19 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #428,966 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very thought provoking 20 Oct. 2013
By Lisa B
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After reading a brief review I thought I would give it a try. Well worth it, and am currently reading another novel by this author which is proving very absorbing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars easy read 11 Oct. 2013
By maggie
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interesting plot, have not quite finished it yet as my brother had a serious traffic accident and I am in London visiting him
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3.0 out of 5 stars It'll never happen 25 Sept. 2013
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This book came to my attention after the author was lucky enough to get a letter published in one of the national newspapers. It sounded interesting so I downloaded it and began to read. I found it quite well written no obvious errors of continuity and generally well edited although there were a few errors where a word had been missed or should have been removed.

The story is interesting, about the Fat Cats causing a revolution in Britain and is set now. Although I too am annoyed that some people get so much for doing so little the fact is that nice people do not generally accrue or create wealth. They had to get it from somewhere and usually from people weaker and with less than they have. There are some who have worked hard for and deserve what they get, my favourite entrepreneur is Sir Alan Sugar. He started with nothing but hard work and a goal.

After a slow start the novel picked up as explosions occurred, harming the neauveau riche, and anarchy began to take over. Later in the novel it did get a bit predictable with the British Army reluctantly stepping in to curb the excesses of rioting immigrants. One of the military leaders fancies himself as a dictator but is very conveniently disposed of by an Islamic assassin. Personally, I think this was a thread Catharine could have explored in more depth but the general was in and out of the story too quickly to really notice him, never mind care when he died. I think the romance between the two main characters should have been developed more as there was never any real heat there. I know from personal experience how this kind of thing can destroy families

Overall, not a bad book and an interesting idea but not really my cup of tea. I prefer science fiction or action.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Modern political thriller 2 Jun. 2013
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This is a really well-paced political thriller with a strong storyline and well written. I really enjoyed it, especially as I knew some of the locations mentioned.
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