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A Million Would Be Nice
by Ken Scott   

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Crime

Publisher:  Libros International ISBN-10:  1905988001
Pages: 

312

Copyright:  January 11, 2006 ISBN-13:  9781905988006

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Good looks, top job in the city, Ferrari, second and third homes in Paris and Cannes, not to mention a spacious penthouse overlooking the Thames. Yes, it seemed Donavan Smith had it all. And the girls. ready and willing. And if, every now and again, they weren't so willing, Donavan had his own way of persuading them.

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A Million Would Be Nice, the latest novel from Ken Scott, crime and thriller writer from Newcastle, England, is now available. The fast-moving tale tells of the exploits of Donavan Smith, a successful young man who wanted more. But his strange character, perhaps the result of his mother’s religious bigotry and abuse during his childhood, requires him not just to use other people, but to exploit them, ruthlessly. In A Million Would Be Nice, Ken Scott creates the perfect anti-hero, a man you want to hate, but a character whose exploits you want to uncover.

Good looks, top job in the city, Ferrari, second and third homes in Paris and Cannes, not to mention a spacious penthouse overlooking the Thames. Yes, it seemed Donavan Smith had it all. And the girls. ready and willing. And if, every now and again, they weren't so willing, Donavan had his own way of persuading them.

Jenny McArthur was different though. She knew something terrible had occurred during a ten-hour period of her life that was a total blank. But, as it all gradually came back to her, she relived the horrors encountered at the hands of Donavan Smith. And she wanted to get even. Donavan would have to deal with her.

Vicky Mackenzie harboured a secret, a secret that she hadn't disclosed to anyone. So why was she spilling the beans to a total stranger from London, a stranger who she'd only met that night? She told him all about her past life, the cold-blooded murder of her husband, the phoney bank raid and how the money was still out there somewhere. Donavan listened and wondered how he could get his hands on the money; wondered if it was possible to plan a premature retirement.

It would get nasty, that was for sure. But why not? Donavan Smith had done nasty before, just ask Jenny McArthur. Donavan Smith and Vicky Mackenzie: two soul mates, two secrets; it was a match made in hell.

Author Ken Scott was raised in the Scottish Borders. He moved to that wonderful cosmopolitan metropolis of Newcastle upon Tyne at six years of age to attend the ‘University of Life.’
In 2006 he moved to Spain to research his third and fourth novels which he is writing simultaneously. But he still manages to return to Newcastle several times a year. He prides himself on having seen every Newcastle United game live, since moving to Spain, either at St James’s Park, or on UK, Spanish, Scandinavian, African or Arab television.

He lives south of Valencia with his wife Hayley, children Emily and Callum and their boxer dog ‘Sir Bobby.’
A Million would be Nice is set in Newcastle, London, Paris, Cannes and Spain, all places that Ken Scott knows well. The plot revolves around a bank robbery, and draws on Ken’s own experience as a long time employee of a major British bank.

Scotty draws on the raw passion, honesty and genuine characters of the city he loves in every chapter he writes.

He has received great acclaim for his first two novels, Jack of Hearts and the sequel A Million Would Be Nice and boasts five star reviews on both Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.


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Good looks, top job in the city, Ferrari, second and third homes in Paris
and Cannes , not to mention a spacious penthouse overlooking the Thames .
Yes, it seemed Donavan Smith had it all. And of course the girls were
ready and willing and Donavan quite naturally, took full advantage of the
lucky fling life's dice had dealt him.
But every now and again, maybe a girl wasn't so willing. No matter,
Donavan resorted to his little package of persuasion. Rohypnol, Mexican
Valium or Roofies as they tend to get called on the street. Donavan could
take rejection better than most men because he knew that once the fine
powder dissolved in his victims drink she was as good as his. The near
unconscious girls would know nothing of the short walk to his lair nor
would they notice the video camera and tripod set up in the corner of the
room. In the morning they would remember nothing.
Jenny McArthur remembered though. Or at least she knew something terrible
had occurred during a ten hour period of her life that was a total blank.
Gradually it came back to her, the visit to the toilet in the restaurant
and the slightly sour taste of the fine champagne when she got back to the
table.
And flashbacks, terrible nightmares and daydreams as her mind gradually
opened up to relive the horrors encountered at the hands of Donavan Smith.
She wanted to get even.
He would need to take care of her
Vicky Mackenzie harboured a secret too, a secret that she hadn't disclosed
to anyone. So why was she spilling the beans to a total stranger from
London , a stranger who she'd only met that night. She guessed there was
something about him she liked, good looks, obviously very affluent and
that gorgeous gorgeous smile. She told him all about her past life and the
cold blooded murder of her husband and the phoney bank raid and how the
money was still out there somewhere. And Donavan listened and Donavan
wondered how he could get his hands on the money, wondered if it were
possible to plan a premature retirement.

He sighed... it was a long shot. He'd need to track down the prime suspect
in the raid, find out if he really had taken the money and if so what he'd
done with it.
Then what?
Supposing he managed to do all that, he'd need to find a way to make this
Bob Heggie character part with it, this character living it up in Spain .
It would get nasty that was for sure. But why not? Donavan Smith had done
nasty before, just ask Jenny McArthur.
Donavan Smith and Vicky Mackenzie, two soul mates, two secrets, it was a
match made in hell.



Professional Reviews

Donavan is the stuff of nightmares
On the surface, London City trader Donavan Smith appears to be an enviable man, with his good looks, high-paying job, a swish penthouse overlooking the Thames and homes in Paris and Cannes. But he has a traumatic past which has moulded him into a predator, the stuff of many women's nightmares.Vicky Mackenzie finds herself literally on the streets because her husband lost his job and his life when a friend and associate, Bob Heggie, robbed her husband's bank. She makes ends meet plying her trade from a variety of Newcastle hotels.Hiding in Spain, Heggie is enjoying a comfortable lifestyle but he misses his two kids, who are with his ex-wife in Geordie-land.When Vicky spends a night with Donavan Smith, her world changes. Smith is so suave and charismatic that she tells him she has evidence which might be used to blackmail Heggie. He isn't averse to a bit of kidnapping. He'd killed before, so snatching a couple of brats was no big deal.Then everything spirals out of control.The story ranges from the city of London to Newcastle upon Tyne, Cannes, Paris and Cadiz.
Scott has created a thoroughly unpleasant character in Donavan Smith. As you embark on the page-turning journey with Smith, wanting to know what happens next, you're hoping that this swine will eventually get his well-deserved comeuppance. He's manipulative and cunning and without remorse. He is what his mother made him and he'll gladly quote the Bible to prove it.He makes the skin crawl. You're drawn into the dark heart of Donavan Smith.


Simply the best
A stunning read, I marvel at all the wonderful thriller fiction writers Rankin, Connelly, Cole and Grisham. Surely this man Scott is up there with the best of them. From the chilling prologue we share the terror experienced by a young Donavan Smith at the hands of his religious zealot of a mother. Then on to adulthood with a chip on his shoulder and a 'no one stands in my way' attitude. At times a disturbing read but always a thrilling 'what happens next' pageturner. And the characters Scott introduces along the way and the plot that keeps you guessing and that wonderful wonderful climax.
Simply the best book i've read this decade.



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