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Publication Date: December 15, 2010
“Two fantastic books and a most remarkable story! There is no question this would make an incredible movie. It’s been a great privilege to discover material by an almost unknown author, and to voice the recording of the Chequered Justice audio book … and to see where it’s now heading…” Leslie Phillips CBE
Only a handful of individuals ever make it in the world of professional motor racing. Only a minute few of those that do make it, experience the devastating effects of becoming seriously injured, with the inevitable collapse of their life’s dreams. Imagine the trauma and torment of losing it all, only to be accused of having deliberately constructed the event of your downfall …by the Crown! Chequered Justice is the story of a court case that many say should never have been heard and, some say, couldn’t have happened – and yet… Chequered Justice is a story inspired by true events! Will Middleton lives for motor racing. More than just a sport, more than a hobby, it’s his first love, his livelihood, and the centre of all his dreams. Thatcher’s Britain is in meltdown, yet despite the deepening recession, Trans-Atlantic, his new racing team, has just pulled off a major coup – sponsors are queuing up, nothing can go wrong now, surely. The police raid comes out of the blue. Will is questioned under caution and charged with fraud, and finds himself in a Kafkaesque world where his guilt appears to have been decided in advance. How could a riding accident, an insurance claim, a bounced cheque, and a brief moment of temptation all converge into such a nightmare? Even as his legal team fights for his acquittal, Will knows in his heart that there is a conspiracy, and the roots of it lie deep in the ancient secret society of the Masons. Trans-Atlantic becomes a distant memory as Will encounters a much darker side of life and leaves the glamorous world of motor racing far behind. Also from John Bartlett, Dark Horse, the Chequered Justice preqel.