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Cocaine Confidence

Cocaine Confidence [Kindle Edition]

Clifford Thurlow
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One gun. 8 rounds. 9 dead. Work it out.

After gunning down a mule delivering £2m in drugs to Albanian war criminal Kosta Ali Pasha, Slav hitman Miro Stanislav breaks the cardinal rule: never try your own supply ... and loses his prized Tokarev TT33.

As rival gangs replay the Balkan War on the streets of London, the gun passes through the hands of a close-knit group of hip, in yer face friends, the weapon providing a mysterious charisma and changing lives - forever.

Caught in a robbery, psychopath Martin Gilchrist shoots two people before burning down their house. Wildchild Bella puts on her old school uniform and goes home to visit her father one last time, while small-time dealer Krishna takes revenge on Kosta Ali Pasha, releasing the Romanian sex slave Alya from a life worse than death - all in a day in the life of a gun.

"Compulsive and self-assured with an intricate plot that is only resolved on the last page." Jack Elgos, author of The Killer.

Clifford Thurlow is the co-author of Making A Killing and Escape From Baghdad, two best-selling books on the Iraq War. Cocaine Confidence is his first thriller.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 411 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Publisher: (1 Nov 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A0WD85W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #251,093 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Clifford Thurlow (born 1952, in London, England) trained as a journalist and wrote his first book at age 23. He has been described by Penny Wark of The Times as "one of the UK's best ghostwriters."

Thurlow studied Buddhism in India and worked with the Dalai Lama as one of a team translating Tibetan sacred texts into English. He traded gemstones in South East Asia and ran a travelling dolphin show in Spain before moving to Hollywood where he penned Carol White's autobiography Carol Comes Home.

Thurlow is noted for creating novelised-style true life memoirs. Recent books are Fatwa: Living With A Death Threat (Hodder & Stoughton 2005), which describes the flight of Jacky Trevane across the desert with two children to escape an abusive husband; Today I'm Alice (Sidgwick & Jackson, 2009) the story of Multiple Personality Disorder survivor Alice Jamieson, a Sunday Times Top Ten best-seller; and two books set in Iraq with former infantry captain James Ashcroft, Escape From Baghdad (Virgin 2009), the rescue of Ashcroft's former Iraqi interpreter and his family from Shia Death Squads, W H Smith's Top Twenty; and Making A Killing (Virgin 2006) - on which Andy Martin wrote in The Daily Telegraph: "Ashcroft must have formed a good working alliance with ghostwriter Clifford Thurlow, because this diary of death and destruction radiates not just personality but that illusive, lyrical honesty the existentialists used to call authenticity.'

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5.0 out of 5 stars Epic story 12 Jan 2013
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I read this pretty quick as I couldn't put it down. I have to admit I easily lose interest and concentration but this was brilliant! It has everything that makes for a great gang, drug fuelled story. It draws you in straight away and keeps you on the edge of your seat with suspense and intrigue all the way through. If you enjoy hardcore gang rival stories with adult themes and gritty writing I recommend this diamond of a thriller.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blood on the Streets 14 Nov 2012
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A Slav hitman robs a rival Albanian gang of coke worth £2million - then loses his gun, a prized Slav Tokarev. While the gangsters arm up to replay the Balkan War on the streets of London, the gun ends up being passed about by a group of hip young habitués of seedy Soho, each finding the weapon fits perfectly in their palm and adds a layer of confidence they never knew they had. We meet a runaway schoolgirl, Bella, a girl with a grudge; a trannie named Trilby; Martin, the vain public schoolboy with a chip on his shoulder; the bored, beautiful model, Greta, and Krishna, son of a judge, a small time dealer trying to save the life of a girl enslaved by the Albanians and get back to his roots.

Cocaine Confidence is a fast-paced thriller with plenty of action, some fantastic characters who stick in the mind and a plot that keeps you gripped till the very last page. There's blood and mayhem, but there's some humour, too and, without giving too much away, the road out of hell leads to redemption.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 4 Feb 2013
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This is a real page-turner. The pace never slackens from the off. Clifford Thurlow has produced a razor-sharp portrait of London's Soho North as it is today. It makes the underworld of the old Soho look picturesquely genteel. The characters live in a world of rage and pain that fuels the action. Loved it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cocaine confidence 25 Jan 2013
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A great read - fast paced thriller that hed me captivated from the beginning to the end. The characters were so real - scarey and sad, so well described. I fully recommend this to all.
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I tried to begin this novel/script relaxing in bed before zzz, after a couple of pages I had two choices, put the book down and go to sleep, or, get a fix of caffeine and get onboard.
What a trip through the darker side of London counterbalanced by our psychotic Serbian anti hero, I felt at times that our literary guide was trying too hard and then reminded myself that this work was meant and would better as a film script...but gripping it certainly was leaving me jacked up and wanting more with the cocks crowing at 7.00am-someone has to make this film !
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