One Last Deal is the confessions of an unrepentant con-man. Businessman, Daniel Fogg, tells his own story about how his grandiose ambitions to build a global financial empire fell victim to greed, ego, and vanity. It all begins when he makes the life-changing decision to move his business to the exotic island tax-haven of Malzano, home of celebrities, defunct aristocracy, and self-made billionaires.
Daniel is at a point in his life when he ‘craves youth, energy, glamor, and risk’, cravings that lead him to make dangerous liaisons and poor decisions.
A self-described ‘hustler with a conscience’, Daniel tries to make a sport of accumulating wealth and he wants to play a ‘good clean game’, but he has to contend with mayhem, murder, and corruption on the island. Aggravated by personal tragedy, weakness of character, and an over-charged ego, he resorts to lying, cheating, and fraud for his own survival.
A thriller of a story, One Last Deal has many elements of popular crime fiction – glamor, mystery, sex, betrayal, treachery – but it is, at heart, a tale of personal pathos about a man whose vanity drives him to reach beyond his grasp.
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About the Author
Ivor Thomas used to be a copywriter in the advertising industry, a job that took him to many countries including Australia, where he spent the last 16 years of his working life. Advertising is a bullshit industry and, while Ivor has been guilty of talking a lot of bullshit over the years, he was never very good at doing it professionally. So, after 25 years in the business, he decided to pack it in and turn his hand to writing fiction. He has published one other book, ‘Whither Now Brother’; a picaresque tale about a young man who travels the world in search of his mission in life. Ivor writes from his home in Barcelona, where he lives with his wife and two sons.