This is one of those books that really is worth reading - The opening sentence did it for me, thereafter I was hooked!
Almost anyone who finds our Capital City fasinating, even it's less sulubrious attributes, will 'Get a kick' out of this one.
The 'Vice Captain' is a very good read, a page turner - Mike Hutton has managed to convey life in Soho as it surely was in the fifties.
The story unfolds in diary form - That is, a diary of a basically good man who gets sucked into corruption, the reader is engaged until the very end.
What's more, the construction is especially good for the traveller as one can stop and start almost at will with relative ease - Although, once you have started you may well miss your stop!