Tony Rattigan edited the description of Snake Eyes (The Londum Series) Wednesday, November 16, 2011.
In between rescuing a young girl from child slavery and saving a street full of tenants from an unscrupulous landlord, Jim Darby is planning one of the biggest heists of his career, when an old flame re-enters his life.
Racine Deveaux seeks Jim’s help to bring down her travelling companion, Vincent Lassiter. Reluctant at first to help, Jim is finally persuaded to involve Lassiter in a scam to force him into a position where Racine can be revenged upon him. Seems simple, doesn’t it?
However, Jim has to contend with Lassiter’s man, Bolan, an ex-street fighter, who may be more than a match for Jim. Also there’s as a new addition to Jim’s list of annoyances, Inspector Herbert Corner of Caledonia Yard, who seems intent on finding out Jim’s secrets.
Oh well, it’s just another day at the office for Jim.
Including Bonus Story – A Londum YuletideFrom an Alternate Victorian England called Albion, three spooky, short stories set during the Yuletide season, woven together into one narrative, A Londum Yuletide, to prove that ‘There are more things in Heaven and Earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio Hornblower!’
Pub TalkWhile working on a case in the snowy village of Strapley-on-the-Wold during the Yuletide season, Rufus Cobb, private detective, has a casual conversation with a stranger in the village pub, the outcome of which may have dire consequences for the whole world.
What would you say to a disillusioned Father Yule, (the man who delivers toys to all the children,) who is about to quit his job?
Trial by GravityJim Darby, gentleman thief, is making his escape from a successful robbery, over a snowy rooftop when disaster strikes, leaving him dangling over a four-storey drop. Luckily, someone comes along who could rescue him; the only trouble is … Jim has to convince him first, why he should.
Unfinished BusinessThornton Wells is visited by one of his trusted Secret Service contacts. A dangerous, foreign agent is about to leave the country with vital information, they must apprehend him at once, without waiting for backup. The two of them set off at once, there is no time to lose, but is there more to this than meets the eye?
Approx 55,000 words/220 pages