Dennis Pike, former wild man of Tottenham, is getting old and going straight. But when two faces from his old gang turn up, he finds himself getting involved in a new scam. He finds himself embroiled in a world he wants to escape and is forced to confront a man who is dangerously unhinged.
Dennis 'The Menace' Pike, former wild man of Tottenham, is going grey and going straight. Anyway, it was hard work being a yob- the birds, the brawls, the endless beers- and he hasn't really got the energy any more for life on the edge. Then two old faces turn up from the past- the Bishop brothers, Chas and Noel. Famously inept, they were bad news then, and they haven't aged well. What's worse, they need Pike's expertise on a scheme wealth distribution really- offloading one of the old gang's ill-gotten millions. Robbing the robbers- now what's criminal about that? Pike, still haunted by what happened one wreckless night all those years ago, refuses to get involved. But old habits die hard, and when he suddenly finds his bank account tampered with, Pike is drawn back into a world he spent ten years escaping. Thug or mug, he is nevertheless forced to confront a man so psychotically unhinged that his own youth seems like mere kids' stuff...A slick, razor-sharp novel, FULL WHACK is packed full of searing wit, scurrilous characters and nefarious knock-about.
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'Piercing wit and accelerated action in finely paced style.' TIME OUT 'The missing link between Dick Emery and Bret Easton Ellis.' VOX 'Lively narration, a superabundance of action...gruesome and hilarious.' EVENING STANDARD 'Higson has the kind of ear for middle-England angst that more established writers should be jealous of.' GQ
About Charlie Higson
Charles Higson is a writer, performer and prodcuer on the BBC hit comedy The Fast Show. He has also worked as a writer for Harry Enfield and producer for Reeves and Mortimer and sang in a band, The Higsons, in the early 80s. This is his fourth novel.
Full Whack by Charlie Higson
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