All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses An Eye

All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses An Eye

Book - 2005
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As a teenager Jane Bell had dreamt of playing in the casinos of Monte Carlo in the company of James Bond, but in her punk phase she'd got herself pregnant and by the time she reaches forty-six she's a grandmother, her dreams as dry as the dust her Dyson sucks up from her hall carpet every day. Then her son Ross, a researcher working for an arms manufacturer in Switzerland, is forced to disappear before some characters cut from the same cloth as Blofeld persuade him to part with the secrets of his research. But they are not the only ones desperate to locate him. A team of security experts is hired by Ross's firm: headed by the enigmatic Bett, his staff have little in common apart from total professionalism and a thorough disregard for the law. Bett believes the key to Ross's whereabouts is his mother, and in one respect he is right, but even he is taken aback by the verve underlying her determination to secure her son's safety as she learns the black arts of quiet subterfuge and violent attack. The teenage dreams of fast cars, high-tech firepower and extreme action had always promised to be fun and games, but in real life it's likely someone is going to lose an eye ...
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, c2005
ISBN: 9780316725231
0316725234
Branch Call Number: FIC BRO
Characteristics: 407 p. ; 25 cm

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neko Jan 05, 2012

Now this is a good read. Take your average scottish suburb and see what a housewife can really do when she sets her mind to it.

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