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The Corrupt Steal Our Money
“It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.” Aung San Suu Kyi, Freedom from Fear
Wrongdoing is the parent of cover-up. Think smoke. Think fire. Read the Angels’ Share series.
What is Corruption? Transparency International definition
We define corruption as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain. Corruption erodes trust, weakens democracy, hampers economic development and further exacerbates inequality, poverty, social division and the environmental crisis.
Exposing corruption and holding the corrupt to account can only happen if we understand the way corruption works and the systems that enable it.
The Angels’ Share thrillers go a few steps further and do something about it.
The corrupt are a problem?
Eilidh Duncan investigates a corrupt clique of politicians, officials, bankers, business people and gangsters lining their pockets at public expense.
With the help of concerned whistle-blowers, she investigates criminality in the corridors of power and beyond. Her research uncovers and documents a business-like operation built on greed, corruption, the abuse of power and closed-rank disinterest. It lies in the dark heart of The UK Establishment.
A dossier of corruption
Eilidh’s explosive dossier exposes the greed, corruption and criminality lurking in dark corners of the UK Establishment. As a result, public money evaporates like the Angels’ Share. Soon, fear of exposure drives drastic action.
Taken with callous efficiency, Eilidh begins an odyssey into a twilight world of despair and whimsical cruelty. Without a doubt, it’s gonna hurt and hurt bad. Can she take it? How long has she got before they kill her?
A brutal cover-up
People know government corruption happens – ‘it’s a cover-up’ –’ it’s one law for them and another for us’ – ‘we bale out the banks, and they get the bonuses’ – Just for once, wouldn’t it be nice if someone flushed the criminals out? Well, here you go … read the Angels’ Share series.
Big brother searches for Eilidh
Relaxed and unsuspecting, looking forward to a happy catch-up with his sister, Pastor Sam Duncan visits London. Danger closes as fast as his express train. He investigates using detective skills learned as a tier-one operator in Northern Ireland. All hell breaks loose as he plummets into a malicious criminal web of confusion, betrayal and stunning violence.
Follow the body count
Within days, Sam and his wily minder Tonka face a gruesome trail of violence, murder and duplicity. Slimy tentacles of evil slither into their lives, disrupting and attacking. Guilty and innocent people die in London, Spain, Ireland and Scotland. Nowhere is safe as the lethal finale (of Mac’s first book, Angels’ Cut) looms in a chase over the rugged Scottish Borders.
Money, money, money
What do you think of the corrupt? How much do criminal insiders steal? Is the £190 billion ($265 billion) reported in November 2017 about corruption? Or is it simply fake news? As The Angels’ Share series readers say:
‘A frightening insight into the Establishment-driven business of crime and its horrific consequences.’ Steffan G Lewis
‘As this book opens, it seems an exciting, and very readable, action thriller. Then as the characters are developed, one is drawn in by the witty dialogue, the fierce and touching family loyalties, and the noble defense of the vulnerable against those who would abuse them to their own ends. Initially repelled by the violence in this novel, I felt, as in Stieg Larssonâ€™s novels, the visceral satisfaction of seeing justice meted out to the abusers of women.’ Maryann Ness WA USA
The Angels’ Share series
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