On Scene and Dealing
Police officer Sarah Rudd – the early years
On Scene and Dealing is a call sign made by a police officer to Control when arriving at an incident.
This is Part One of the early career of DCI Sarah Rudd from 1997, when she joins the Hertfordshire Constabulary, to May 2003 when she is a Detective Constable.
Each complete chapter tells of the her adventures facing knife wielding yobs, drug-crazed hostage takers, the tricks used by bullying parents and her tensions with male colleagues. She sees through an alcoholic guardian and a lying war veteran. She meets the man of her dreams and has a son. But she finds herself in a wife-swapping party and, in the last story, succumbs to the libidinous advances of a senior officer.
But Sarah Rudd is on her way to the top and nothing will prevent her from becoming one of the bravest woman police officers ever to patrol the streets of the Home Counties.
Tony Drury is a corporate financier based in the City of London. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Tony has written extensively over the years and is particularly well known for his financial and political books. He blogs weekly for www.enterprisebritain.com – both in his own name and as his alter ego Mr Angry. He is chairman of Axiom Capital Limited, a London-based corporate finance house, chairman of Globe Capital, a business advisory company based in Hong Kong and a director of AIM-listed Alpha Records Group plc.
He is a member of The Romantic Novelists’ Association. His first novel Megan’s Game, which was published in the spring of 2012, is set to hit the silver screen. Accredited producer, Paul Tucker believes it will make a great feature film with international appeal! The screenplay is now written and principal photography is planned to commence early in 2014.
Tony is passionate about the economic value of small businesses. He has chaired a committee of City-based financial market practitioners which focussed on how to revitalise the SME sector. His paper was delivered in March 2013 to Greg Clarke MP at HM Treasury.
In October 2013 he became an Ambassador for HEART UK, which concentrates on the dangers of excess cholesterol.
‘The Lady Who Turned’ is his fifth novel.
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Our picture shows the City author taking part in a charity golf competition last Friday organised by his accountants ECL Howard Watson Smith. It was played at Bedford Golf Club which, according to the...
The article below has been published in the May edition of Square Mile Magazine which is widely read in the City. Please click on the images to enlarge.
Tony Drury’s latest book ‘On Scene and Dealing: The Early Career of DCI Sarah Rudd’ has received the following review from ‘Maybe Magazine’: "We have been reading ‘On Scene and Dealing’...