Tuesday, 2 April 2019
The Nudge Man- Keith Nixon- Crime
Harrison Vaughan breaks into a compound after some documentation he has been
paid to get hold of. by a born again ex gangster who is now wheelchair bound.
When arrested a lawyer magically arrives to defend him. He is a journalist but had
an accusation made against him five years before and he lost not only his job but
his family in the process. He is now doing anything he can to keep his head above
water and desperately wants to get back in touch with those he loves- however
he does not know where they are and have never been in touch with him since.
A woman and her children are being bundled off swiftly into a witness protection
programme- we know not why. The President of the United States is involved in
something as are several of his deputies including a secret service agent. Some
of which is “only” about comments made on social media platforms. Many are after
the Nudge man for different reasons- the criminals, the government, and the USA.
The Nudge man does just that- nudge people into doing what her wants- however
no-one knows who he is and only a prisoner with a reputation for being violent has
the information. This took me a little while to get into but then I really enjoyed it.
There are lots of characters and it took a few pages to get to know who was who
and why!. Harrison is a likeable character. Down on his luck and his only weapon
is his sense of humour. I loved Bonzo and his antics and that Harrison took him
with him wherever he went. A black comedy crime thriller with a difference.
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A washed up reporter, an escaped convict, a sociopathic gangster. All are hunting The Nudge Man…
“There’s only one of me. I’m not a hitman. I’m unique, one of a kind. I’m The Nudge Man.”
Wheelchair bound, born again, ex-gangster, Eric Hennessey offers down on his luck reporter, Harrison Vaughan, a job. Find The Nudge Man, a mysterious vigilante who’s stolen most of Hennessey’s money, ill-gotten gains which now Hennessey wants to use to do God’s work. Trouble is, Harry has no desire to work for a sociopathic murderer, even if he is an apparently changed man.
Harry is estranged from his family, he hasn’t seen or heard from them in over five years, since a fabricated scandal destroyed his career. Harry believes his wife walked out on him and took the children. However, Hennessey tells Vaughan it was The Nudge Man who set him up for the fall. Find The Nudge Man and Harry has the chance for redemption and maybe even his family back.
However, Hennessey has another objective in mind. Unknown to Harry his family were taken into witness protection and had to cut ties with everyone after Harry’s son saw a murder – carried out by Eric Hennessey. But the witness protection programme was compromised and the Vaughans had to go off the grid, they couldn’t contact anybody. Hennessey has been looking for them ever since and now may have a way in – Harry himself.
Harry’s search begins in prison, visiting violent criminal Pomfrey Lavender – apparently Lavender has information which will help. But Lavender is suffering various medical problems, including a psychological condition whereby he believes he’s already dead. Harry’s mention of The Nudge Man sends Lavender into a rage and he threatens to kill Harry should he pursue his objective. Harry is relieved Lavender is behind bars. Trouble is, two days later Lavender breaks out.
And others are on the trail of The Nudge Man, including the British government and an American secret service agent. Then there’s the lawyer who offers Harry £1m. All Harry has to do is stay away from The Nudge Man...
With more questions than answers and hapless guard dog, Bonzo at his side who’s bark is definitely worse than his bite, Harry begins his search.
Can Harry find The Nudge Man and save his family? Or will Hennessey exact his revenge?
"Packed with the author’s trademark wit, The Nudge Man is a seriously good, mind-bendingly twisty novel, and cements Nixon’s place among the upper echelon of British crime writers."
M.W. Craven, author of the Washington Poe Novels.
Keith Nixon is a British born writer of crime and historical fiction novels. Originally, he trained as a chemist, but Keith is now in a senior sales role for a high-tech business. Keith currently lives with his family in the North West of England.
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