Charlie Silver must decide if the ugly crime business is a path he is prepared to inherit and if he can keep hidden the dark secrets of his father's past and of his underworld dealings or set himself free from the burdens of his father's expectations and steely will for him to become the next King of Soho.
A tale of family and society, the skin game and shady deals, law and order, obedience and rebellion, Nicholas A. Price reveals the dark passions of human nature played out against a backdrop of the criminal underworld of Soho London. In the bloody fights between father and son, rival gangs and crime lords, who will be crowned the next King of Soho?
|Publisher:||Nicholas A. Price|
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Having gained success as an entrepreneur in the world of international finance, Nicholas' journey in this field involved dealing with the most unusual clientele hailing from all walks of life in numerous countries - he crossed paths with the real-life characters involved with international politics, the intelligence community and other larger than life characters within a host of Emerging Markets. Nicholas Price is a modern-day renaissance man; as he returned to the relative peace of his creative endeavors in fiction writing, poetry and as a visual artist specializing in the fields of fine art photography, sculpture and public art - with an impressive list of commissions and public acquisitions. His poetry and photography has been published through a series of bespoke and mainstream publications and books. After several years in the visual arts, Nicholas A. Price is a full-time writer having completed a series of fiction books in the genres of crime thrillers, a work of comedy and a series of children’s short stories, where to use his own words -“I want my children’s stories to stimulate the imagination and open the door to exploration, both within and beyond the scope of the day. I long to play a small part in fostering a culture of thinkers rather than followers.” Nicholas, along with his wife and children, is an avid traveler and conservationist when he's not enjoying his private writer's retreat or taking care of the family's number of various rescued and exotic pets.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I got my copy of Hated Men yesterday and was unable to put it down. This story is gritty and gives you a fascinating perspective into the colorful characters that make up the underworld in 1960's, 70's and 80's Soho in London. Anyone who knows the history there during the time period will refer to films like "Scandal" and the Soho scene's in the drama series " Our Friend's in the North" and the "Bank Job". Nicholas Price's writing captures the sights and smells of the dirtiest deeds that ran amok in this era with the various thugs and crime families, all built around the scenes of the strip bars, crime and drugs that saturated the streets. These characters are real - the girls whose stories show the harsh realities and the power that they wield on the men who buy their wares are both fascinating and horrific. As with all crime stories, we can't help but be fascinated by those who love to read about and revel in the life as a gangster. Charlie Silver is the main character whose perspective is presented in Hated Men. He is the son of a major player and current "King of Soho" and as the millennia approaches so does the aging Albie "The Old Man" Silver, his father's reign. Charlie must inherit the business but a man with compassion is not welcome in this neck of the woods, so Charlie has to decide if he can wear the crown or abdicate the throne of his father's kingdom. A very insightful book and the most real of the crime fiction stories of the London Crime Scene I have read in a very long time. I highly recommend this book.