Ged, Moby and Ratter are blaggers, old-fashioned highwaymen. But crime is out of control in Liverpool, as violent gangs fight it out for control of the drug trade. Blaggers are a dying breed...
Ged is planning a big job that will last them through the winter, and all they have to do is stay out of trouble until then - but Moby manages to get a contract on his head, and Ged is going to need all his killer instinct just to survive.
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Three crims still doing old-time blags in a Merseyside increasingly ruled by drugs and guns. Stylish storytelling - Esquire
Real drama. A crime caper story told with a Scouse accent - Independent on Sunday
Scouse Scorsese... Sampson takes the constituent parts of Goodfellas (childhood mates turned mobsters; betrayal; retribution) and replays them on the banks of the Mersey... Sampson's Liverpudlian banter cracks along... Compelling - Uncut
A gripping tale... the three men emerge as men full of contradictions, murderers aspiring to middle-class respectability, henpecked husbands with several kilos of coke in the boot, and fathers who do not understand their sons... Compelling - The List
Kevin Sampson is the author of eight novels - Awaydays, Powder, Leisure, Outlaws, Clubland, Freshers, Stars Are Stars and The Killing Pool - and a work of non-fiction, Extra Time.He lives and works in Liverpool.