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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Ken Scott (1967 - )

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philipspires September 15th, 2007 03:34 AM PST

A Million Would Be Nice

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.


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Raised in the Scottish Borders, moved to that wonderful cosmopolitan metropolis of Newcastle upon Tyne at six years of age to attend the ‘University of Life.’

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, ‘THE JACK OF HEARTS and the sequel ‘A MILLION WOULD BE NICE,’ and boasts 100% five star reviews on both Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com for both books.

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