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Tommy Belmont leaves prison feeling bitter and planning revenge on his boss, Tony Parson. To this end he becomes his lover. Parson is a main player in the underworld of East London, he is also a homosexual. A year later Tommy had detailed information of Tony’s drug supplier, his protection racket, porn outlets and his prostitution business. With his brother, Bobby, they set up Belmont Bros Inc. and begin the destruction of Parson’s empire.

While Tony is on holiday with his latest boy, Tommy discovers that the lease to The Circle Club is about to expire, an opportunity he cannot fail to exploit. He transfers all the licences, gambling and liquor, into his name and agrees the transfer of the lease too. Feeling confident he hires an experienced hostess from a Mayfair club to help him turn The Circle Club into a more up market venue.

He sells the protection racket to a rival club owner and expands the pornography business with the agreement of an American supplier. The drug business is left to sort itself out due to violent gangs from south of the river getting involved in their territory. Bobby has an exclusive clientele at the club who buy their drugs from him at his price.

When Tony returns with his boyfriend the struggle for power begins. The result is Tommy is seriously wounded, a dead rent boy and Bobby threatening Tony with his life.
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    Rating: 2.5* of fiveThe Publisher/Author Says: Tommy Belmont leaves prison feeling bitter and planning revenge on his boss, Tony Parson. To this end he becomes his lover. Parson is a main player in the underworld of East London, he is also a homosexual. A year later Tommy had detailed information of Tony's drug supplier, his protection racket, porn outlets and his prostitution business. With his brother, Bobby, they set up Belmont Bros Inc. and begin the destruction of Parson's empire. While Tony is on holiday with his latest boy, Tommy discovers that the lease to The Circle Club is about to expire, an opportunity he cannot fail to exploit. He transfers all the licences, gambling and liquor, into his name and agrees the transfer of the lease too. Feeling confident he hires an experienced hostess from a Mayfair club to help him turn The Circle Club into a more up market venue.He sells the protection racket to a rival club owner and expands the pornography business with the agreement of an American supplier. The drug business is left to sort itself out due to violent gangs from south of the river getting involved in their territory. Bobby has an exclusive clientele at the club who buy their drugs from him at his price.When Tony returns with his boyfriend the struggle for power begins. The result is Tommy is seriously wounded, a dead rent boy and Bobby threatening Tony with his life.My Review: ***I RECEIVED A COPY OF THIS BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS REQUEST TO REVIEW IT***All the stars are for the story. A nicely twisty revenge tale, Tommy Belmont's sexually flexible and manipulative means of exacting his due from the despicable Tony Parson is good, soapy fun.What is totally and miserably unfun is the complete hash of punctuation, spelling, and style errors that riddle the text. "No look after things here." Is this pidgin? No, the character's an Englishman. Oh! I know! The goddam comma's missing. "Barcardi and coke's." What's BaRcardi? Does this mean BACARDI? And please to inform humble self what the hell the coke (improper capitalization, too, please note) possesses? Add a lime and call it a Cuba Libre, for gods' sake. Fewer characters and a lot easier to get right.We shift PoV among the various characters multiple times in a chapter, with Tommy then Helen then Bobby taking the stage in one chapter with no clear reason and no basic forwarding of the characters' development achieved thereby. Indie authors of the world please note: Spelling, punctuation, and structure are rules. When you have shown you understand and can use them, feel free to ignore them for the sake of Style. Readers can tell the difference.Hire an editor. Not a friend looking it over for you. Pay a professional editor who has references you can check. If you can't afford this, don't put the book out until you can.Hire a proofreader. Not a friend looking it over for you. The editor IS NOT a copyeditor or proofreader as well as an editor. If you can't afford this, don't put the book out until you can.You are not the best judge of your own writing. No one is. Get professionals to help you. If Mr Phillips had, I would be purring praises right now (or so I believe). If you DID hire these people, Mr Phillips, you were badly served and should kick up a very big fuss.Because a very good, quite interesting story was in here, and I wanted very much to enjoy it.more

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    Rating: 2.5* of fiveThe Publisher/Author Says: Tommy Belmont leaves prison feeling bitter and planning revenge on his boss, Tony Parson. To this end he becomes his lover. Parson is a main player in the underworld of East London, he is also a homosexual. A year later Tommy had detailed information of Tony's drug supplier, his protection racket, porn outlets and his prostitution business. With his brother, Bobby, they set up Belmont Bros Inc. and begin the destruction of Parson's empire. While Tony is on holiday with his latest boy, Tommy discovers that the lease to The Circle Club is about to expire, an opportunity he cannot fail to exploit. He transfers all the licences, gambling and liquor, into his name and agrees the transfer of the lease too. Feeling confident he hires an experienced hostess from a Mayfair club to help him turn The Circle Club into a more up market venue.He sells the protection racket to a rival club owner and expands the pornography business with the agreement of an American supplier. The drug business is left to sort itself out due to violent gangs from south of the river getting involved in their territory. Bobby has an exclusive clientele at the club who buy their drugs from him at his price.When Tony returns with his boyfriend the struggle for power begins. The result is Tommy is seriously wounded, a dead rent boy and Bobby threatening Tony with his life.My Review: ***I RECEIVED A COPY OF THIS BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS REQUEST TO REVIEW IT***All the stars are for the story. A nicely twisty revenge tale, Tommy Belmont's sexually flexible and manipulative means of exacting his due from the despicable Tony Parson is good, soapy fun.What is totally and miserably unfun is the complete hash of punctuation, spelling, and style errors that riddle the text. "No look after things here." Is this pidgin? No, the character's an Englishman. Oh! I know! The goddam comma's missing. "Barcardi and coke's." What's BaRcardi? Does this mean BACARDI? And please to inform humble self what the hell the coke (improper capitalization, too, please note) possesses? Add a lime and call it a Cuba Libre, for gods' sake. Fewer characters and a lot easier to get right.We shift PoV among the various characters multiple times in a chapter, with Tommy then Helen then Bobby taking the stage in one chapter with no clear reason and no basic forwarding of the characters' development achieved thereby. Indie authors of the world please note: Spelling, punctuation, and structure are rules. When you have shown you understand and can use them, feel free to ignore them for the sake of Style. Readers can tell the difference.Hire an editor. Not a friend looking it over for you. Pay a professional editor who has references you can check. If you can't afford this, don't put the book out until you can.Hire a proofreader. Not a friend looking it over for you. The editor IS NOT a copyeditor or proofreader as well as an editor. If you can't afford this, don't put the book out until you can.You are not the best judge of your own writing. No one is. Get professionals to help you. If Mr Phillips had, I would be purring praises right now (or so I believe). If you DID hire these people, Mr Phillips, you were badly served and should kick up a very big fuss.Because a very good, quite interesting story was in here, and I wanted very much to enjoy it.more
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