Monday, 2 August 2010

Review:- Jeffrey ASHFORD – “Fair Exchange is Robbery”

Year Published: - 2003
Where the book was from:- Pensby Library
ISBN: - 0-7278-7390-3
Pages: - 304pp (Large print)
Genre: - Crime
Location:- England
How I came across it: - Serendipity
Rating: - ***** **
One sentence summary:- A cleverly crafted crime story.

Describe the plot without giving anything away:-

A bank’s computer whizz-kid is kidnapped on his way home from work but when the kidnapper’s hit a pedestrian and change their plans. The result for the innocent kidnap victim is devastating.

AUTHOR Notes:- Jeffrey ASHFORD has published over 130 books under various pseudonyms. His Inspector Alvarez series is one of his most popular ones and is published under his real name, Roderic Jeffries. RODERIC JEFFRIES was born in London in 1926 and was educated at Southampton's School of Navigation. In 1943 he went to sea with the New Zealand Shipping Company and returned to England in 1949 where he was subsequently called to the Bar. He practiced law for a brief period before starting to write full time.

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