George Valentine's Retirement Plan

Power corrupts and those who want it get it by exposing those who have it It s the circle of life and George Valentine is its middleman.From their South London home George and Dorothy Valentine dig up dirt for divorces, corporate battles and political smear campaigns They ve decided to retire after their next case When their last mark turns out to be the Home SecretaryPower corrupts and those who want it get it by exposing those who have it It s the circle of life and George Valentine is its middleman.From their South London home George and Dorothy Valentine dig up dirt for divorces, corporate battles and political smear campaigns They ve decided to retire after their next case When their last mark turns out to be the Home Secretary, George dreams of a grand finale while Dot fears disaster.Chaos rules as George s retirement plan unravels and his maverick family pit their wits against an oligarch, a Bulgarian hitman and the Albanian sex trade as well as the Westminster elite GEORGE VALENTINE S RETIREMENT PLAN is a wild romp through a world where reputations are traded like commodities.
George Valentine s Retirement Plan Power corrupts and those who want it get it by exposing those who have it It s the circle of life and George Valentine is its middleman From their South London home George and Dorothy Valentine dig up

  • Title: George Valentine's Retirement Plan
  • Author: Laurence Cooper
  • ISBN: 9780957662100
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “George Valentine's Retirement Plan”

    1. George Valentine’s Retirement Plan was a first read win. It was a really good read with twists in the plot, from the first page when the photographer turns from a leather clad biker to a sequined party crasher, to the last, when we are left wondering who wrote the book. The plot was complex but not too complicated to follow. George is ready to retire from the numerous entrepreneurial schemes he and his wife are involved in – a blog Westminster inside Track which aimed to embarrass politicia [...]

    2. This is a cracking read. A good plot, much given in the title but the route to the outcome is the good bit. This is a well written, well paced book which retains interest throughout on a number of different fronts. The characters are a good combination and are very well drawn - all with strengths and weaknesses but all have some appeal - some more than others. In all good tales, the good are good and the bad are bad but the for the bad to be interestingly awful they have to be well fleshed out. [...]

    3. George and his wife Dot want to retire. The pension and gold watch are not for him. He and his lady have built several thriving businesses digging up dirt on politicians and celebrities to quell the public thirst for smut and to propel those who pay them well into positions of power. It is not a particularly nice business but George and Dot have standards. They simply reveal. They do not create or colour but they have been able to uncover a mountain of sins, corruption and mischief which have al [...]

    4. This book had me hooked! Loved George Valentine's Retirement Plan. Quirky title, quirky book full of quirky, interesting and mad characters. George and Dorothy Valentine are planning to retire from their family business after years of stakeouts and dirt finding missions. No more spying, or rummaging in politicians rubbish bags. However along with their daughter Laura and musician lodger Will and his motley crew of band mates, they run into complications. Enter scheming politicians, a Russian oli [...]

    5. Few pages into the book, I was hooked.Laura Valentine's foray into her father's world of corruption, manipulation and deception had the pages turning almost without the need of my fingers.Set in contemporary London, Laurence Cooper has written a gripping novel where a cast of shady manipulative likeable characters mingle in a world orchestrated by the dark art of public relation.Laurence Cooper, with a brilliant dynamic style and expertly placed story cliff-hangers, make this book a hugely enter [...]

    6. its a look at life of political scandals, how two people combine their ideas of knowledge in the PR industry and world of politics start up a detective agency where they dig up dirt for divorcees, corporate battles and political smear campaigns at the same time making themselves a lot of money. Their next case is to be the last one, all going towards Georges Retirement Plan, unfortunately they come up against the mafia, a hitman and the albanian sex trade where everyone is a commodity. Its a cri [...]

    7. A fabulous comedy romp around the themes of music, politics, PR - and the dodgy dealings of a lovable pair of old rogues. If you enjoy novels that take a hefty swipe at corruption in high places and cynicism and greed in lower ones, as well as well-drawn, original characters and a plot that rollicks along at a can't-stop-now pace, George Valentine's Retirement Plan by the talented and versatile Laurence Cooper is one to buy and read.

    8. To begin at the beginning, the title intrigues. Tongue in cheek? And so it firmly is. Here is a born writer delighting in taking apart the world of PR he obviously knows so well and for good measure lampooning the underbelly of the political establishment. He's having fun, and so will the reader, who when all too soon the final chapter ends, will sit back with a smile and no doubt murmur "and good luck to you George Valentine!"

    9. Enjoyable romp with the Valentines and unwitting helpers. Yes it is fiction but would not surprise me if such a story could happen in real life. Digging for dirt on politicians is all the rage just now (as I would imagine that most of our elected MPs have wardrobes full of rattling skeletons).Highly recommend.Ray Smillie

    10. I just finished this and thought it was a blast. It was a fun-filled romp through British politics and the folks who come up with all the dirt on them. The first chapter had me hooked and I never looked back. If you're looking for a fast-paced, fun tale that doesn't take itself too seriously then I suggest you give this a try.

    11. A friend recommended this to me and I’m so glad – what a fun read it is! It’s very fast paced with political intrigue, murder and mayhem with a touch of romance and music thrown in. Though I loved George and Dot, Kracholov and the boy had to be my favourites. Give it a go – you won’t be disappointed.

    12. *received from first reads*I really enjoyed this book. Something different to things I usually read, but wow! I couldn't put this book down, a real page turned helped by brilliant writing, believable characters and superb plot. Some parts were hilarious too. A wonderful read form start to finish! I have already recommended this to friends and I will continue to do so.

    13. Hapless toffs, comic book Russian villains and death by media. What's not to love about this very funny book.

    14. A great read, a very different story line. Light reading with humour and great twists and turns. I was fortunate in winning this book from Giveaways, thank you.

    15. **I received this book in a giveaway on from the author in return for a fair review**I loved it! It is so very well written, fast-paced and keeping you interested in every twist and turn of the story. Living in England I felt this was absolutely like real life - these are the things I well imagine might be going on right now in London, behind closed doors of politicians' offices and in the glittering reaches of the business elite! :) I felt the whole book was infused with a very essential "Engl [...]

    16. This was such a surprise. First of the level of detail, very enjoyable. Secondly, the story, I literally wasn't able to put the book down. Then again there were unusual and believable characters to follow and a story that was able to entertain. All for all, some laughs, suspicions and a good story journey.

    17. *received from first reads*Enjoyed this. Its very different from my usual doom and gloom reads.I am passing it on to my husband who loves funny books and this one is clever and amusing. I would say on a par with the late Tom Sharpe. Will make great TV if any producers are reading this.

    18. What an innovative story, such an unexpected pleasure to be led through a story I couldn't predict and with quirky funny characters and story-lines.

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