Ged, Moby and Ratter are blaggers, old-fashioned highwaymen.Ged is planning a big job that will last them through the winter, and all they have to do is stay out of trouble until then - but Moby manages to get a contract on his head, and Ged is going to need all his killer instinct just to survive.
Ged, Moby and Ratter are blaggers, old-fashioned highwaymen. But crime is out of control in Liverpool, as violent gangs fight it out for control of the drug trade. Blaggers are a dying breed... Ged is planning a big job that will last them through the winter, and all they have to do is stay out of trouble until then - but Moby manages to get a contract on his head, and Ged is going to need all his killer instinct just to survive.
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"Three crims still doing old-time blags in a Merseyside increasingly ruled by drugs and guns. Stylish storytelling" * Esquire * "Real drama. A crime caper story told with a Scouse accent" * Independent on Sunday * "Scouse Scorsese... Sampson takes the constituent parts of Goodfellas (childhood mates turned mobsters; betrayal; retribution) and replays them on the banks of the Mersey... Sampson's Liverpudlian banter cracks along... Compelling" * Uncut * "A gripping tale... the three men emerge as men full of contradictions, murderers aspiring to middle-class respectability, henpecked husbands with several kilos of coke in the boot, and fathers who do not understand their sons... Compelling" * The List *
About Kevin Sampson
Kevin Sampson is the author of eight novels, as well as Extra Time, his account of a season in the life of a Liverpool FC fanatic, and the moving narrative of the Hillsborough tragedy, Hillsborough Voices. He has also contributed to football anthologies, including Here We Go Gathering Cups in May and Redmen, which he also edited. Kevin is a regular contributor to the Guardian, Observer and the award-winning LFC podcast, The Anfield Wrap. He lives on Merseyside where he is a long-term supporter of CALM, a charity specialising in the mental health needs of young males. You can find him at @ksampsonwriter on Twitter.
Outlaws by Kevin Sampson
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