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The Exchange – A Story of Deceit by Anthony J Broughton. Published by Troubador Publishing Ltd 03/02/2014.

ISBN 9781783062829 eISBN 9781783067305

Roy Kelly is a petty, small-time thief who has spent years robbing unoccupied houses, until one day when he is caught by Katherine Boyd, a beguiling woman who does not call the police. Instead, she uses her powers of seduction to manipulate him into a plot that involves the murder of her abusive husband. Little do they know that the gun Kelly fires was previously used to kill a politician, and that Oliver Statham, the man who supplied it, has fled to Africa.
Playboy Jeremy Pendleton is waiting for his luxury cruiser to be delivered when thieves murder the guards and steal it. Mike Randle and Suzie Drake, the owners of the boatyard, must use their ex-mercenary skills to recapture the yacht, but when they discover it has been damaged, Suzie is forced to use Pendleton’s desire for her in order for Mike to return it in time for his important yacht-naming party.

The characters collide when Statham is captured by a corrupt African military group, and a hostage situation quickly turns into a game of deceit. But who has a dangerous secret? And what lengths will they go to in order to get their hands on the $250,000 ransom?

About the Author:
Anthony J Broughton is the eldest of three boys and was born in Surrey where he lived and went to school. A keen photographer, he attended evening classes for advanced photography. He enjoys comedy and is an ardent Goon Show fan. As a one time archivist for The Goon Show Preservation Society, he met both Michael Bentine and Spike Milligan, and was delighted to be invited to Spike’s home as a dinner guest. A collector of local postcards, he plays bowls and table tennis and was employed by Airbus UK as a Design Draughtsman, and has worked on Airbus, Harrier and Nimrod projects, but has now retired. The Exchange is his fifth published novel. Married, with two grown-up children, his wife Linda is a chiropodist and they live in a small village in the Sussex countryside.

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