The Brief

Charlie Horowitz was once a “Face” in the East End, a diamond geezer built like a brick shithouse, and with a taste for violence.

That was then.

Now he’s refined Charles Holborne, wartime flying ace, Barrister-at-Law.

That is, until he’s framed for a vicious murder, facing the hangman and forced back to the dangerous streets he worked so hard to escape … where the corrupt Met police and his old friends, the Kray twins, wait with open arms.

Based upon real Old Bailey cases and genuine court documents, The Brief is the first in barrister Simon Michael’s series of compelling criminal dramas, an evocative slice of sleazy glamour from the Swinging Sixties.

“Chilling suspense and climactic surprises”
Publishers Weekly

“…well out of the ordinary and far into the realms of seriously good storytelling… superlative courtroom drama…”
New Law Journal

“a great book I recommend to anybody who enjoys a good legal whodunnit”

The Bookworm 

“… gritty, gripping and utterly compelling. Highly recommended”

Leah Moyse, independent blogger

“Move over Martina Cole, you’re going to have company on the bestsellers lists”

Amazon reviewer

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