Fatal Forgery

Fatal Forgery

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It is 1824, and trust in the virtual money of the day - new paper financial instruments - is so fragile that anyone forging them is sent to the scaffold. So why would one of London's most respected bankers start forging his clients' signatures? Sent to arrest Henry Fauntleroy, Constable Samuel Plank is determined to find out why the banker has risked his reputation, his banking house and his neck - and why he is so determined to plead guilty. As the case makes its way through the Regency justice system, exercising the finest legal minds of their generation and dividing London society into the banker's supporters and detractors, Plank races against time to find the answers that can save Fauntleroy's life.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 16mm | 322g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1489587403
  • 9781489587404
  • 1,743,860

About Susan Grossey

My name is Susan Grossey. I graduated from Cambridge University in 1987 with a degree in English, and then taught secondary English for two years before realising that the National Curriculum was designed primarily to extinguish every spark of creativity in its teachers. I then became a technical author, and reached the pinnacle of this profession when I was asked to document the workings of a choc-ice wrapping machine in Cardiff, while wearing a fetching blue hairnet (which I forgot to remove until it was pointed out by a cashier in a petrol station on the M4). From this unbeatable high point I moved into technical training, and one day was asked to help with a staff manual on fraud prevention. As I wrote the chapter on money laundering, I realised that here was a topic that could keep my interest for years - and so it has proved. Since 1998, I have been self-employed as an anti-money laundering consultant, providing training and strategic advice and writing policies and procedures for clients in many countries. As part of my job, I have written several non-fiction books with exciting titles like "Money Laundering: A Training Strategy," "The Money Laundering Officer's Practical Handbook," "Anti-Money Laundering: What You Need to Know" and "Anti-Money Laundering: A Guide for the Non-Executive Director." However, even this is not enough financial crime for me, and in my spare evenings and weekends I write fiction - but always with financial crime at the heart of it.
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4 34% (10)
3 24% (7)
2 3% (1)
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