Kevin Forsythe, an English civil servant and a Shakespearian scholar, has one ambition: to retire to a life of pink gin and solitude. But when Pete, his young friend, shows him his rare find, it unintentionally sets in motion events that mean Kevin becomes the unlikely lynch-pin to the country’s salvation. Uncovering corporate greed and selfishness, international drug smuggling and terrorism, political corruption and the heart-breaking plight of desperately poor children, Kevin has no choice but to help. With only Pete and a British consultant with a track record of being a reluctant hero to aid him, Kevin must weave through the political web of danger that has slowly spun around him before the fly in the ointment becomes the fly that gets snapped up.
About the author
David Middleton spent 20 years in journalism, corporate PR, exhibitions and conferences before an unexpected green epiphany in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in his mid-40s changed his career. He founded and became CEO of the MEBC, the environmental business network in the UK heartland, and CEO of the UKBCSD, the UK branch of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He retired in 2014 to write novels, do public speaking and organise one major conference a year.