Ardent Justice

Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Could you hate someone enough to kill them? And what if they deserve it? Ade is a tax-inspector. She hates the City of London. She hates the endless corruption, the bland assumption that tax is for the little people. She hates the casual sexism, the smug self-assurance, the inviolability of the men she deals with, and the cold certainty that nothing you can do will ever touch them. Then Webster tries to rape her, and she hates him enough to try to kill him. She finds herself in the world of the rootless, marginal street homeless who live meagre lives in the shadow of the office blocks that house the rich. She meets Paul, an Occupy activist who works with homeless people. Ade and Paul become modern-day Robin Hoods, getting involved in various attempts to expose the scale of fraud in the City and help the poor and dispossessed, but the power of money to influence government and control the media defeats them. As their love for each other grows, they find real fulfilment in fighting for the rights of ordinary people, such as Gemma, a homeless single parent. Then Webster comes back into Ade’s life and it’s payback time. Ardent Justice is a gripping feminist thriller, endorsed by Polly Toynbee, the leading Guardian columnist. It tells the story of Ade’s struggle against the City and for her own integrity, and of her love for Paul, and of how hard it is to live a morally good life in a corrupted world. It has been inspired by Zoe Fairbairns and Lionel Shriver and will appeal to fans of character-led thrillers. Profits will be donated to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.
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Peter Taylor-Gooby is a leading sociologist with a strong international reputation. He has advised Lloyd’s of London, UK, European, Chinese and Korean government departments, the European Commission and the Prime Minister’s Office, and been awarded an OBE. He has written 33 academic books and two novels. He commented: ‘research may analyse our changing world, but it is our feelings that drive the way we live our lives. That is why I write novels.’

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Publisher
Troubador Publishing Ltd
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Published on
28 Feb 2017
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781785897658
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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