David Gemmell was the UK's number one fantasy and historical novelist until his death in 2006. A regular Sunday Times best seller and international sensation, his legacy lives on through his novels, his influence on the genre and 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 fans. Reedited and republished under his own name, it's a must-listen for fans of his heroic and powerful style.
In an action-filled story set in working-class London in the 1980s, 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....
Read by Max Dowler.
My first David Gemmell novel and I really was blown away. The main character was just SO lovable, he should not have been as he was portrayed as a villain, However, he was so honourable and such a delight I had tears in my eyes on so many occasions.
This is a brilliant story and read so well by Max Dowler. I am really so blown away by this book.
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Great story-line and well narrated, really drew me in, so much so that I could not wait for the next event in the story trying to guess what was coming next.
Gemmell is my fave fantasy author so this was fascinating as I can see the consistent themes coming through in a (more) contemporary setting