As a special gift, I am about to release a FREE prelude: ‘The Battle for the Land’ in advance of my 3rd novel ‘Pleasures.’
Part One: Chapters 1-7 constitutes about a quarter of the book, which starts in the year 1987 before the story edges its way into the 90s. Here is a short summary of the saga so far.
Book 1 Beginnings
The mystery began in 1972 when a British MP was murdered in a car bomb explosion. Dutch musician, Jake Jansen, witnessed a suspicious scene; whilst the IRA were conveniently blamed for the atrocity. An attempt to have him murdered failed when he was rescued by Eleanor Chapman. The two of them disappeared into hiding and fell in love. Yet it was not until Eleanor infiltrated a press conference that she finally came into contact with a sinister blonde politician who sounded uncannily similar to a description passed on to her by Jake.
Book 2 Visions
12 years later (1985) Eleanor finally began to unite with several other ‘wronged individuals,’ hoping she would forge her own tight knit community to fight against injustice. People like Charlie, whose life was destroyed by a ruthless property developer named Peregrine Hampton; People like James Barton-Wells – ruthlessly manipulated by the same man, whilst desperately trying to save his ancestral home. When a rising conflict brought all the characters together in a dramatic show down, Eleanor finally recognised the same sinister blonde man from the press conference of the 1970s.
The danger was beginning to close in again. She began to fear for the safety of her own son as enemies from the past began to creep back into her life. She had one mission; to destroy Perry Hampton and solve the mystery which had been haunting her for 15 years.
Book 3 Pleasures
The story continues where Visions left off. Eleanor is aroused by a vital clue, one which will take her to London in disguise where she is about to be reunited with a significant journalist from the press conference.
James’s children, Avalon and William meanwhile, are never likely to forget the abuse they suffered at the hands of the Hamptons especially Ben and his evil sidekick, Nathan. They feel indebted to Community Leader, Peter who’s gentle counsel went a long way towards healing their damaged souls and will do anything to help him fulfil his vision; to get the permission he needs from Rosebrook Council to turn a derelict factory site into an affordable housing trust.
But the enemies are about to up their offensive. In a single clandestine meeting, Perry gathers a group of Eleanor’s most deadly enemies together, each of whom is about launch a campaign to get their hands on the same land Peter is gunning for.
One of them is Dominic Theakston, former London gangster turned entrepreneur who runs his own gym and is planning to use the land to develop his own entertainment complex. Perry too wants a slice of the cake and sees the land as an opportunity to make himself another nice profit.
Hovering between the two is a sly and underhand planning officer from Rosebrook Council. His ploy to lure both men into the town is an attempt to unhinge Eleanor. But he is already a powerful ally of Perry’s and although Perry is interested in the land issue, he has an even more important motive to reunite with these men.
He is desperate to get his hands on Eleanor’s son, knowing this boy is the only bargaining tool he can use to force Eleanor to hand over a secret file she made in the 70s. It is a file which conceals everything she knows about the original conspiracy; one in which all three men are named. Perry believes if he can destroy her testimony, they will be safe.
Further more, Perry’s son is desperate to find his own niche in the criminal underworld. He has joined Dominic’s gym hoping to find an in road although he too, has a sinister agenda.
In this first part of Book 3 Pleasures, many characters and story lines from previous books are about to intertwine and with numerous possibilities…
Will Eleanor find the clues she is seeking and evade Perry’s spies? Is there a way she can prove a series of terrible crimes which began in the 70s?
Is their community really safe?
Or will sexual predator, Ben finally subject Avalon to a campaign of terror which he’s been planning for months, whilst he stalks her neighbourhood dressed in black?
And who is ultimately going to win the Battle for the Land?
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