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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Amazing Journeys Ltd (26 May 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 0956910408
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956910400
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 945,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Bartlett (b 1955) is award-winning author and former professional racing driver of the 1980s. Chequered Justice, first published by Book Guild, was his first novel, a legal thriller that alternates between the race track and the British justice system.

John lives in Maidstone, Kent. His website and blog can be found at www.ChequeredJustice.Com Also on Twitter @ChequeredJ

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****ing first class! Innovative, engaging, witty, suspenseful, different, superbly written, moving, interesting, and everything else.... It s as bold and innovative as its author, Chequered Justice gives the reader a breath-taking guided tour of race-track suspense, lifts the lid off lethal insurance brokers, exposes the bent nature of law enforcement, and dives into the depths of emotional whirlwinds, I loved it! --Howard Marks aka Mr Nice

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

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John Bartlett (born 19th January 1955 is best known as a former WSCC racing driver and team owner in the 1980s. He first started racing in 1979 and raced sports prototype cars throughout most of his career, including Lola, Chevron, Bardon, Tiga, Spice and Porsche in a career spanning some fourteen years. He also had a brief foray into the IMSA GT Championship in the US and touring cars in the UK (winning the Snetterton Willhire 24 Hours) in 1991 driving the Sky TV Ford Sierra RS Cosworth. In his final season in 1993 Bartlett raced the Lola T89 Buick Indy car for the Star Union Team. Chequered Justice, published by Book Guild (hardback) and Amazing Journeys (paperback), is his first novel, a legal thriller that alternates between the race track and the British justice system. He says he was moved to write something about what he considers is becoming an ever more 'political justice system' in which truth is no longer important. Chequered Justice explores the reality of this brave new world and the view of the majority, that justice and law enforcement is incorruptible.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 14 Sept. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Chequered Justice
What an amazing book, just finished reading start to finish in 3 nights not bad seeing the last book I read was years ago. I am not what you would call a great reader
Let me give you some background, I was there some 25 years ago working on the Tiga c2 car at that infamous Brands Hatch race. The book stirred long forgotten memories of a world that so few people get to glance at or even comprehend
A story of passion, dedication and outright determination and a belief that the banking, insurance industry and justice system in this country are there to protect us; 25 years on we all know what a false belief that was.
Again what a brilliant book a must read for anyone

Mark Bowbrick
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mountainmama on 7 Jan. 2013
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Will Middleton is a racecar driver who gets caught up in the legal system and finds himself on the wrong side of prison bars. The average person has no idea how easy it is for an innocent person to be found guilty. We're all taught to believe in truth and justice, and it's quite a shock to find truth has nothing to do with it - it's all an illusion. And the odds are stacked in the prosecutions' favor. It's impossible for the average person to fight an entity with unlimited financial and manpower resources. It's also nearly impossible to fight the prejudices of a jury who believes the law to be infallible and who want to believe the defendant wouldn't be there if he weren't guilty of something.

Based on true events, this fight to prove innocence is compelling reading. It is an articulate, gripping story that grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let you go. The writing is absolutely convincing and does a fabulous job of showing how flawed the judicial system is. Well done, Mr. Bartlett - an awesome job!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Scholfield on 4 July 2011
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If only some of the stories in this book are true, then the British legal system is in disarray. While the author claims that he cannot reveal all the details of his case, a quick Google shows that he was involved with the types of car he describes and this lends credence to his story. A very good read and one not to be taken lightly.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Karla on 17 Jun. 2012
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This book is almost like two books in one, half focusing on the racing and the other half on the trial for fraud. The way it written makes you care about the outcome of the court trial. The only reason it is not a 5 star is sometimes it jumps from the trial to a racing episode and it can be difficult to understand what period the book has jumped too. Even if only a small percent of this book is true its still scary that this does happen in the justice system. Well worth a read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By G C Green on 2 May 2014
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Chequered Justice was recommended to me by an old school pal of John's, so I felt compelled to read it. I was blown away by just how good it was: well written, edge of the seat stuff
I was involved in motor racing myself, for a year or so, experiencing life behind the scenes for drivers, sponsors and those who make it tick. I escaped prison by the skin of my teeth for 'aiding and abetting' in a subtle multi million pound scam involving those very people.
John has written a remarkable book, I was living his story. It gets right to the heart of what a driver goes through: emotionally, practically, financially and spiritually. There is no escaping the fact that Will was genetically 'hot wired' to race: you can change a man's life, but not his passion. Yet this is more than a book about motor racing, it is about the tenacious human spirit of Will Middleton (I could only picture John), the misuse of power and the collusion of those who will do anything to save their own skin - regardless. Sadly they are the gatekeepers of our laws, the men and women we trust to ensure justice is done.
Chequered Justice is also a powerful love story. Beth, Will's greatest ally, sticking by her man, all the way through the tortuous years, enabling him to carry on. When it seemed he'd lost everything, he still had the most precious thing of all: the love of his wife and family.
This really would make a brilliant movie but it may be that 'the powerful' would put many obstacles in the way of its making. I will now read Dark Horse
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Storming Norman on 28 Feb. 2012
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I was sitting in a coffee bar when I was approached by a man who recommended that this was a good book to read.
Having spoken to the man over a coffee, I established that he was in fact the Author and so I downloaded it there and then.
I was completely engrossed in the book immediately and read it within a couple of days. The book could quite easily have been entitled "Carriage or Miscarriage of Justice" How the British Justice system could be manipulated against an individual was frightening but having said that we read every day of some miscarriage somewhere. The book was well written and was thoroughly entertaining, albeit to the detriment of the Author himself and his family who clearly have lived a number of years in a nightmare situation. I understand that he is currentley engaged in the writing of a second book which if written in a similar style will no doubt top the charts. Well done.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G. Willoughby on 16 Feb. 2013
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I purchased this book after reading the other reviews and was not dissapointed. It is a well written and an unusual story which i found very entertaining as well as a littlethought provoking. You gather from the book that it is based on actual events and if this is true then I feel very sorry for the main character. The driving descriptions are good and I especially enjoyed the Brands Hatch bits as I live near to Brands and have been there many times and been round it a few times. Read this book!
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