The Monk's Disciples

The Monk's Disciples

by Jeffrey Robinson
     
 

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Vincent Barolo has life just about where he wants it. He's a middle-aged American who lives in London, England, 140 different chairs, eight amateur boxing trophies, three little-hope boxers and one law degree. He keeps his own hours, takes one-third of whatever he collects for his clients, and most of the time manages to pay the majority of his bills.

Then,

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Vincent Barolo has life just about where he wants it. He's a middle-aged American who lives in London, England, 140 different chairs, eight amateur boxing trophies, three little-hope boxers and one law degree. He keeps his own hours, takes one-third of whatever he collects for his clients, and most of the time manages to pay the majority of his bills.

Then, someone he doesn't know sends him £1000 retainer. The next day, the newspapers report that person dead. And little by little, Vincent Barolo's world starts coming unglued. To put it back together again, he finds himself forced to take on the shadowy, big-money game of international patents.

Exposing the high-stakes, cut-throat race for the elusive FAT-gene, The Monk's Disciples lays bare the extent that men of science will go - in the name of science - to further their own naked ambition.

Editorial Reviews

Manchester Evening News - Val McDermid
"A warmly funny, richly human novel crammed with great characters and wonderful digressions. It's like going out to dinner with your most entertaining friend and ending up talking till dawn because the company's so good."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940152426007
Publisher:
Jeffrey Robinson
Publication date:
09/08/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
414 KB

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Robinson (1945) is the international bestselling author of 28 books. Born in New York and a graduate of Temple University, after serving four years in the US Air Force, he moved to a small village in the south of France to continue his writing career. His journalism has appeared for more than 40 years in major magazines and newspapers in the US and UK. During the 1970s, he was a featured contributor to the International Herald Tribune in Paris. Now based in New York, he devotes himself to writing books (both fiction and non-fiction), television, film and to speaking engagements on financial crime, money laundering and fraud. A recognized expert in those fields, he has been labeled by the British Bankers' Association, "The world's leading financial crime author."

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