A fantastic read whether you re a racing fan or not - a proper page turner... Highly recommended! --Ed Foster, Associate Editor MotorSport
A chilling tale set on the twin tracks of motor racing and justice, exposing the hazardous pit stops of one against the systemic pitfalls of the other, in which truth becomes the loser. --Michael Mansfield QC - Barrister for the Birmingham Six miscarriage of justice appeal
Chequered Justice is the story of a court case that many say should never have been heard and, some say, couldn’t have happened – and yet... Chequered Justice is a story inspired by true events!
Will Middleton lives for motor racing. More than just a sport, more than a hobby, it's his first love, his livelihood, and the centre of all his dreams. Thatcher's Britan is in meltdown, yet despite the deepening recession, Trans-Atlantic, his new racing team, has just pulled off a major coup - sponsors are queuing up, nothing can go wrong now, surely.
The police raid comes out of the blue. Will is questioned under caution and charged with fraud, and finds himself in a Kafkaesque world where his guilt appears to have been decided in advance. How could a riding accident, an insurance claim, a bounced cheque, and a brief moment of temptation all converge into such a nightmare?
Even as his legal team fights for his acquittal, Will knows in his heart that there is a conspiracy, and the roots of it lie deep in the ancient secret society of the Masons. Trans-Atlantic becomes a distant memory as Will encounters a much darker side of life and leaves the glamorous world of motor racing far behind.
Also from John Bartlett, Dark Horse, the Chequered Justice preqel.