IN IT FOR THE MONEY: A DCI Matt Proctor novel (Matt Proctor novels Book 2)
By Tom Bryson
Sport corruption, match and spot fixing and international gambling syndicates; are the world of crime writer Tom Bryson’s novel "IN IT FOR THE MONEY" all very current issues in cricket, football, baseball and other sports.There is also a "personal relationship" issue between cops Matt Proctor and Azzra Mukherjee – will they, won’t they? Proctor and Azzra must also deal with Azzra's brother Ali's links to Pakistan jihadists.
Cop DCI Matt Proctor thinks his gambling luck has changed on a sunny day out at the races. However, Lady Luck becomes a witch when he goes to collect his winnings. Two balaclava covered hitmen storm the betting shop. The bookmaker's head disintegrates as he is shot at close range. As Proctor investigates the murder, he opens a Pandora's Box into sport corruption, match, spot fixing and violence. His life and those of his friends and his police team, including close colleague Azzra are in grave danger. "What a cracking read!" says Steve Bagust. The gritty crime story is set in England and Pakistan and again features cop DCI Matt Proctor. Readers of the first Matt Proctor series novel, ‘TOO SMART TO DIE’, appreciated a well-written, gripping crime story set in recognizable English West Midlands locations. Tom Bryson likes to write about places he knows – as will many of his readers. He says, ‘In giving talks to groups, my readers tell me they like to read about familiar places as it adds to their satisfaction with the story. For those unfamiliar with these locations, it opens new vistas.’ He plans to write a series of Matt Proctor crime novels. Tom Bryson’s other books include stand-alone thriller SARCOPHAGUS, a stark story set in England and the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site in Ukraine involving international terrorism. He also wrote THE ZEPPELIN OF KINVER EDGE – a story based on local folklore he researched about a young Kinver man’s dangers and misfortunes when he sees a Zeppelin airship land on Kinver Edge in 1916 for emergency repairs. This photo-illustrated booklet has proved popular and will strike a chord in 2014, the 100th anniversary year of the start of World War 1. "IN IT FOR THE MONEY" is published in print and e-book format (for all e-readers, smartphones), available from Amazon and other outlets. For more information about the author and his writing, check out his Blog/website http://www.tombrysonwriter.wordpress.com