What Reviewers Said About NOT GUILTY NOT INNOCENT

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NOT GUILTY NOT INNOCENT

A murder mystery tackled from the point of view of a lawyer rather than a detective with the culprit becoming clear during the course of the trial. There are four murders: one premeditated; one attempted; one self-defence and one revenge and they all have different perpetrators and all get their comeuppance in a circle of power and corruption. Valda has scrapes of her own and never fully comes clean despite her complicity – hence the book title. Tim Logan

 

The highlight of this book for me was the trial, which was written with great legal accuracy as well as with forensic detail and a fair share of drama, put downs and wit as in any real life trial. Money is the root of all evil, as goes the cliché, but it is very true in this book – other than Jack who is an honourable character, all the others live by the money-sword and die by it. The characters are true to life, but not in a way that gives you faith in human nature. A good read, free flowing, with excellent use of language and vernacular. Got a real feel for the locations as well. Vicky Anne

 

I really enjoyed Not Guilty Not Innocent. The opening sequence in Belfast had me hooked straight away and I wondered what the lawyer was doing there and then I found out he was bailing out some London émigré Russian’s gangster’s moll and I just knew this was going to get tasty. I didn’t quite get how Valda, the rock and roll singer, got to meet the lawyer, Jack, and maybe there is just a shade too much coincidence in the fact that they meet in Belfast and they are both involved in one way or another with the same gangsters back in London. But it all made for a rattling rollercoaster of a ride once they’d crossed the Rubicon and those gangsters were coming after them. OHSoccermom

 

Now this is a real thriller with interwoven plots and enough edginess to keep you turning the pages. The two main characters, Valda Kramer and Jack Lauder, come from entirely different molds and I never would have suspected those two to get together. The author did an incredible job in developing their relationship with enough steam, tension and verity to keep me pulling for both of them.

Jack is out of the same mold as Indiana Jones and Valda, well, I’d peg her as a cross between Amy Winehouse and Kinsey Millhone. Separately and together, they take us through a complicated murder that involves British politicians, a Russian mobster and a full cast of dubious, eccentric and impish characters and witnesses. The trial itself is strained with enough tension to keep even the most skilled criminal defense attorney guessing.
All in all, I can’t recommend this book enough!  Paul H Landes – Bestselling Author

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Valda is on trial for murder and it’s the biggest scandal since Profumo.

Murdered singer Renee Porter is the link between a Russian oligarch and a key political player – what she knew was dynamite. Can Valda work out what it is before she pays the ultimate price?

Lawyer Jack Lauder is in Belfast dealing with the case of a young well-heeled Russian woman at the special request of up and coming Labour MP Dustin Stanhope acting on behalf of his ‘friend’ oligarch, Oleg Lagunov.

Valda and her band, The G-String Girls, are performing in Belfast as part of a UK tour. Was it the hand of fate that led her to Jack that night or does she have another agenda? Can Jack ever be entirely sure that Stanhope wasn’t behind this coincidence? Although he does not yet know it Valda and her band mate, Renee, are also tied up with Stanhope and Lagunov, two of the London high society power brokers who quaff Moet in their clubs whilst they decide the fate of others.

When Renee is found dead in the bath, Valda is branded the “jealous femme fatale” and charged with her murder. Jack puts his reputation and his life on the line to defend her; he is fast falling for this enigmatic singer even though he knows she is not always 100% honest with him.

Meanwhile the Fleet Street hacks salivate at the prospect of the Trial of the Century. Valda and Jack have little time to gather the evidence which will save her whilst carefully watching their backs as Oleg Lagunov plays only for the highest stakes.

Readers who enjoy John Grisham and Sidney Sheldon will find this book right up their street.

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George, the part-owner of an investment bank funded by black money, is on his way to the former Soviet Republic of Lithuania to conclude what his Lithuanian contacts think is a big deal but which he knows is a scam. His Armani suit, Gucci cufflinks and Prada shoes disguise a man who is losing his touch. It is his ex-wife? Is it his boss? Is it his bank? He is not sure, but he can sense the knives are out.

George thinks he is going to line his banks pockets at the expense of his Lithuanian victims saving face in the process, but the Baltic crew prove to be much more savvy than he had thought.

George, a firm believer in mixing business with pleasure, goes in search of female company in Vilnius. He finds more than he bargained for at a local nightclub in the shape of the magnificent Zoya, who wrecks both his bed and his head before taking off into the dark, Baltic night, leaving George with a monumental hangover or something worse.

He suspects he has been on the wrong side of a Mickey Fin, but there is no apparent reason, because nothing seems to be missing, not least the bank codes which are the key to his scam.

Feeling rough, he attends the hospital where another surprise awaits him, he encounters the night doctor….Zoya. Is there a connection between this apparent angel of the former KGB wards and the woman of the night who left him with such a devastating headache? Is he imagining things?

Obsessed now with what happened to him and why, George gets back to business only to find that his lost evening was a warning and the doctor doesn’t prescribe twice.

5.0 out of 5 stars Banker Bashing 18 Sep 2014
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Since 2008 bankers have been persona non grata and so many of you may enjoy the fact that George, a banker who is arrogant and pompous gets a taste of his own medicine quite literally.

The author tells the story though George’s eyes: we know how he feels about himself, we know about his mid-life crisis and eagerness to re-prove himself we know his perceptions of others, we know his quirks and limitations and we know how reacts to circumstances. Because we are so in his head, we are just as confused as him about what is actually going on and about who is who in the zoo as it were. This really is a clever way of telling the story and makes for great interest and suspense.

Is George losing mind or is has the self styled Artful Dodger of the banking world finally waded out of his depth.

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George is in Lithuania, but the former Soviet State has changed and George hasn’t.

George considers himself the Artful Dodger of the Investment Banking world and he is pretty sure he can pull the wool over the Capitalism Freshers who are bounded to be steeped in tin pot Soviet ideas.

When he meets Tomas the representative of his Lithuanian target, he thinks, “make the baboons do the work and trap the prey and then you amble up at your leisure and take the kill off them while they stand screeching at you from a safe distance.” But has he underestimated Tomas?

While George mentally dismisses the male comrades he is more than happy to keep a female comrade warm and it is with this purpose that he heads off into the night eventually landing up at the Indigo Bar where he meets the mysterious Zoya.

He wakes up the next day wondering what hit him and instead of being at an important meeting, he is laid up in hospital where he experiences a take two with a woman he is certain is Zoya, The Night Doctor.

Although George is more Delboy that the Wolf of Wall St, you grow to like him and to fear for him – is he being set up as a fall guy? As the reader you see the plot unfolding through George’s eyes and you are just as confused as him about who to trust and who or what to believe.

A book that not only keeps you guessing, but which presents both a bizarre and confusing bunch of characters who will entertain you with their banter and enthral you from the get go.

5.0 out of 5 stars A Mix of Suspense and Mystery 1 Sep 2014
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Excellent novel that mixes the elements of both suspense and mystery. George, a part-owner of an investment bank that is funded by black money, gets more than he bargained for throughout his venture. He is losing his touch, but who is he losing it to? He gets into a bit of trouble in Vilnius, when he meets a woman who injures him. Who is this woman, and why did she target him? He is now wondering who exactly that woman is, what ties she has to him, and why they are after him.

Cule Hinder wrote a true page turner with The Night Doctor. It includes every element you would want, and expect, from a good novel. It is nicely written, and reads very smoothly. At no point during the novel was I bored or anxious to put it down. I stayed up a couple of nights just to finish.

Highly recommend, it will keep you at the edge of your seat.

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This is not just another PALEO DIET book – this is personal!

When I believe in something I get excited; then I get passionate and then I get emphatic. But hey, if you are going to ditch food like milk and whole grains, which the media or even your Mom have been telling you all your life are good for you: you are going to need a pretty darn good reason. That is why Chapter two gives you all the reasons, research and facts you will need to convince you that the only way is PALEO.

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Be fitter, thinner, healthier and filled with energy on PALEO.

Embarking on a new diet is quite daunting, especially when you look at all the DON’T EATS, but what I like is how the author encourages you to take up a 30 day challenge. When you think you are doing it for 30 days only it feels like a fun challenge rather than a major lifestyle change. I felt a difference after a week and it confirmed to me that like the example of Novak Djokovic (given in the book) I may like wheat and dairy, but they sure do not like me. My energy and digestion are so much improved and I sleep better.

The 7 day meal plan which includes main meals, snacks and sweet treats really helped to get me into a Paleo eating routine. There are 1000’s of great Paleo recipes out there if you look, so easy to keep going.

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