All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses an Eye by Christopher BrookmyreAs a teenager Jane Bell had dreamt of playing in the casinos of Monte Carlo in the company of James Bond, but in her punk phase shed got herself pregnant and by the time she reaches forty-six shes a grandmother, her dreams as dry as the dust her Dyson sucks up from her hall carpet every day. Then her son Ross, a researcher working for an arms manufacturer in Switzerland, is forced to disappear before some characters cut from the same cloth as Blofeld persuade him to part with the secrets of his research. But they are not the only ones desperate to locate him. Bett, his staff have little in common apart from total professionalism and a thorough disregard for the law. Bett believes the key to Rosss whereabouts is his mother, and in one respect he is right, but even he is taken aback by the verve underlying her determination to secure her sons safety as she learns the black arts of quiet subterfuge and violent attack. The teenage dreams of fast cars, high-tech firepower and extreme action had always promised to be fun and games, but in real life its likely someone is going to lose an eye ... Visit the authors website at www brookmyre.co.uk
it is all fun and games until someone loses an eye
Those who pled guilty right away are starting to receive sentences. Those who claimed innocence got rewarded with additional money laundering charges. The parents worked with a private college counselor named Rick Singer. That way, they got to deduct the bribes as charitable gifts! But now the chickens are coming home to roost. Prosecutors have piled up 3 million pages of evidence, including over a million pages of emails, 4, wiretapped phone conversations, extensive bank records, and cooperation agreements from Singer and half a dozen of his henchman.
All Fun and Games until Somebody Loses an Eye is the ninth novel by Scottish writer Christopher Brookmyre. Contents. 1 Plot summary; 2 Awards.
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it's all fun and games until someone loses an eye
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Christopher Brookmyre has often, but perhaps too lazily, been compared with Carl Hiaasen. The young Scot, like the cult Floridian, writes clever comic thrillers. Both sets of books waltz off the shelves, helped partly by grand marketing - the covers are colourful, explosive, knowing, although the Scot has better titles - and partly by glorious word of mouth. Possession of the uncorrected bound proof of a new Brookmyre has the ability to excite murderous leg-biting jealousy among half the staff of this newspaper. Both writers are, thankfully, still angry and do good jokes. With his ninth novel, however, I suspect Brookmyre is reaching a different, higher, plane.
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But in her punk phase she'd got herself pregnant and by the time she reached forty-six she'd been a been a grandmother for three years, her dreams as dry as the dust her Dyson sucked up from her pristine hall carpet every day. Rebekah from Canada had been a teenage hacker, bypassing security systems across the world until one exploit too many saw her shut down a power station near Jeddah and stop oil production in two major oilfields for eight hours: an act that saw her arrival on the US Government's "most wanted" list of terrorists. Arrest and imprisonment were only hours away when she was recruited by Bett, leader of a shadowy band of "security experts" for hire, based in France. Suddenly Jane is leading the James Bond lifestyle she always dreamed about, stealing cars and identities in a desperate race to cross Europe: she even ends up gambling in a casino on the shores of the Mediterranean with the chief villain of the story. But this is real life, and it's likely that someone is going to lose an eye