****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
About the Author
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.