A stunning, long-lost and highly sought-after crime novel by the legendary David Gemmell returns to print after twenty-five years.
David Gemmell was the number one fantasy and historical novelist until his death in 2006. A regular Sunday Times bestseller, and international sensation, his legacy lives on through his novels, his influence on the genre, and through the David Gemmell Legend awards.White Knight / Black Swan
was David Gemmell's crime thriller debut, first published under a pseudonym in 1993 and long out of print, and highly sought-after by readers. Re-editing and republished under his own name, it's a must read for fans of his heroic and powerful style.
An action-filled story set in working class London in the 1980's, Jardine is a bouncer and gang enforcer with a heart of gold. To protect a friend, he goes up against an Irishman demanding protection money - only to realise too late that they work for the same employer.
One act of kindness will lead to murder, betrayal, blackmail and some long-hidden secrets . . .
Gemmell is a master of plot, but his triumph is creating men and women so real that their trials are agony and their triumph is glorious - Conn Iggulden
Above all, terrific storytelling - Time Out