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Layer Cake [Kindle Edition]

J.J. Connolly
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Review

'Like good drug fiction, you're given glamour and squalor, a voyeuristic thrill, and the bill.' Nick Hasted Uncut 'Layer Cake is a storming piece of work ... the novel has a grasp of street argot unparalleled since Kinky Friedman first sashayed out of his front door and nailed a checker straight out of the bat' D. J. Taylor

Uncut

‘Mission accomplished. One novel in and Connolly has hit the jackpot and jump started British crime fiction into the present'

Bizarre

‘J.J Connolly has created the caper of the year…it’s fantastic’

Product Description

Layer Cake, a metaphor for the many murky layers of the criminal world, is set in modern day London and features smooth-talking and sophisticated drug dealer ‘X’ whose plan is to quietly bank-roll enough cash to retire young (early). Operating under the polished veneer of a legitimate businessman, his mantra is to keep a low profile and run a tight operation until it's time to get out.


‘X’ sees his opportunity to make a final score when crime boss, Jimmy Price, asks him to find the wayward daughter of rival crime boss, Eddy Ryder. He agrees to take the seemingly innocuous gig as his opportunity to get out of the business with the blessing from Jimmy Price. From the glitz of the London club scene to the underbelly of its criminal world, a dark, twisted thriller ensues.


About the author

J.J. Connolly is currently working on a follow-up, to Layer Cake to be published in 2011. He lives and works in London.

Synopsis

A story of one young gangster's attempt to leave the corruption behind him, "Layer Cake" refers to the layers or levels he has to go as he painstakingly plots his own escape. What is revealed is a modern underworld where the rules have changed. There are no 'codes', or 'families' and respect lasts as long as a line. Not knowing who he can trust, our man has to use all his 'savvy', 'telling' and skills which make him one of the best, to escape his own. The ultimate last job, a love interest called Tammy and an international drugs ring, threaten to draw him back into the 'cake mix'. But, time is running out and the penalty will endure a lifetime.

Synopsis

A story of one young gangster's attempt to leave the corruption behind him, "Layer Cake" refers to the layers or levels he has to go as he painstakingly plots his own escape. What is revealed is a modern underworld where the rules have changed. There are no 'codes', or 'families' and respect lasts as long as a line. Not knowing who he can trust, our man has to use all his 'savvy', 'telling' and skills which make him one of the best, to escape his own. The ultimate last job, a love interest called Tammy and an international drugs ring, threaten to draw him back into the 'cake mix'. But, time is running out and the penalty will endure a lifetime.

About the Author

J.J. Connolly was born and brought up in north-east London. His first published story was in the Brit Pulp! anthology. He is the author of acclaimed bestseller Layer Cake, which he adapted into a film script for Sony Pictures and director Matthew Vaughn
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