ABOUT THE BOOK
Ageing hit-man Tommy Bennett left London and returned to his hometown of Seatown, hoping for respite from the ghosts of the violent past that haunted him. However, things don’t go to plan and trouble and violence soon follow Tommy to Seatown. Tommy is soon embroiled in Seatown’s underworld and his hopes of a peaceful retirement are dashed. Tommy deliberates whether or not to leave Seatown and return to London. Or even leave Great Britain altogether. So, he heads back to London where violence and mayhem await him.
Man of the World is a violent and darkly comic slice of Brit Grit noir.
Oh boy, he is back, Tommy Bennett, and I am smiling from ear to ear as I am sure the undertaker at Seatown must have been. Poor Tommy dreams of retirement but the proverbial carrot of just one more job turns into a bunch. Tommy is a sucker for doing a favour for a mate, of course with a price tag, as it all goes towards his retirement fund as it seems to get just out of reach each time.
The violence is lightened with the dry rugged humour that is embedded on every page along with music classics from yesteryear where it makes for an unforgettable melody of cracking entertainment. I always read these books twice to make sure that I don’t miss any the first time around because Paul Brazil has a subtle sense of humour that I sometimes miss. After all, I am still wrapped up in something that tickled me a couple of sentences back.
As tough as Tommy is, he is facing some pretty scary personal times himself in this story, which brings out his vulnerable side that he knows he doesn’t have control over. It makes you forget that he could have you turned into a pork pie or Sunday morning bacon butty at the blink of an eye. I want Tommy to be around for a long time to come.
These are modern-day classics to die for, absolutely love these books that I can read over and over again!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
He is an International Thriller Writers Inc member whose writing has been translated into Italian, Polish and Slovene.
He has had writing published in various magazines and anthologies, including The Mammoth Books of Best British Crime 8,10 and 11, alongside the likes of Ian Rankin, Neil Gaiman and Lee Child.
He edited the best- selling anthology True Brit Grit – with Luca Veste.