Books

On Scene and Dealing

Publication date: 17 March, 2015

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.


The Lady Who Turned

Publication date: 8 September, 2014

The Lady Who Turned revolves round three impressive women, the Lady magazine, and, in the background, the renowned Mrs T, the lady who was not for turning.

Central to the story is Sarah Rudd, who finds herself and her family caught in a crisis which forces her to reconsider every aspect of her life, as a police officer and as a wife. The decisions she makes take her in unexpected and exciting directions.

Annabelle and Esther, both on the staff of the Lady magazine, also find themselves caught in a crisis – the magazine is under threat, and, in resisting its takeover by hostile forces, each woman finds herself having to go to extraordinary lengths to fight for what she values.

The criminal underworld and City financiers battle it out for dominance, and the ending comes unexpectedly at the graveside of the first woman prime minister of Great Britain, when the lady is seen at last to turn…


A Flash of Lightning

Publication date: 21 November, 2013

Jessica agrees with her mother; it’s time she had a baby. She’s given up looking for the right father.

City financier, Matthew, has raised £6 million to make a film. Now it’s gone missing and his neck is on the line.

Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Rudd has learned that there are terrorists planning to murder 400 people. She doesn’t know where or how and now her brilliant career is threatened.

Will DCI Rudd uncover the terrorist plot in time to save the nation? Who has taken the film money? Will Matthew find the love of his life and a new mother for his daughter? And why is The Great Train Robbery on everybody’s mind?


Cholesterol

Publication date: 6 June, 2013

Adrian Dexter is a corporate financier struggling through the turbulence of recession in 2012. Far away from the City of London, the love of his life waits for him in Johannesburg – as does his mortal enemy and notorious South African gangster, Nigel de Groot.

When Adrian meets the beautiful Helen Greenwood and they embark on a passionate affair, he begins to feel young again. But his newfound happiness is about to be rudely interrupted.

A business merger, an unexpected pregnancy, a kidnapping, a royal ambush – suddenly Adrian’s life is spiralling out of control. Will DCI Sarah Rudd save the day by solving a killer’s cryptic clue?

And then, of course, there’s those nasty fatty deposits lurking beneath the surface…


The Deal

The pressure is on for corporate financier Oliver Chatham. As the city languishes in recession, he is under contract to raise two million pounds for a publishing company. But it’s not only money at stake – if he is successful, Amanda Wavering, woman of his dreams and sister of the publishing house’s chief executive, will consummate their relationship; if he fails, no deal.

As if this wasn’t challenge enough, Oliver’s finance house becomes caught up in a battle of ferocious egos, as new bloods battle with the old guard for the future of the business. While old school boss Charles Harriman fights his own demons and the terrifying kidnap of his child, fearless corporate researcher Sara Flemming takes her reputation – and her life – right to the edge in her bid to expose the dodgy dealings of a Russian mafioso.

Will Oliver get what he bargained for – or will he learn the hard way that you should never mix sex and the City?


Megan’s Game

Megan Williams is a young widow from a small town in Wales. David Rensburg is a wealthy corporate financier from the City. Their worlds are miles apart.

But when a chance meeting on a tennis court marks the beginning of a passionate affair, Megan begins to think she may be able to love again, and feels the ice in her heart begin to thaw.

But all is not well in the City. As the recession starts to bite, tensions are running high, and David becomes increasingly unsettled by the unsavoury activities of a London broker, Martin van Dijl. And when a high profile murder case rocks the square mile, David is the number one suspect.

Megan is used to winning, but the stakes of the game have never been so high. Can she prove the innocence of the man she loves – or is she too late for her happy ending?

Download a preview excerpt.
Reader reviews of “Megan’s Game”.

Megan’s Game Trailer


Non-fiction

Tony has previously published a number of non-fiction books on finance.

‘Finance Houses: Their development and Role in the Modern Financial Sector’
(1982: Waterlow Publishers)
The manual for the Finance House industry.

‘Credit Cards’ (with Charles Ferrier)
(1984: Butterworths)
The first book to examine in depth the evolution of plastic money

‘Big Banks and Small Businesses’ (with Sam Parkhouse)
(1994: Rushmere Wynne)
An examination of the issues which continue on today

‘Investment Clubs: The Low-risk way to stockmarket profits’
(1995: Rushmere Wynne)
The book which explained the explosion of private investor interest in collective decision making

‘Goodbye Dave: my decision to leave the Conservative Party’
(2011: Enterprise Britain Books)
A semi-biographical analysis of the disaster of the Coalition Government

‘Calm Down Dave: the Dangers of David Cameron’s Liberal Lurch’
(2011: Enterprise Britain Books)
An analysis of the Prime Minister’s liberal instincts.