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Fighter, Soldier, Gangster, Killer

ISBN13: 9781425922467
ISBN: 1425922465
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $20.49
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Published Date:
Pages: 420
Average Goodreads rating: 4.00/5 (2 ratings)

FSGK is a story told by a young man who's life journey took him through a boxing gym and the army to surviving a horrific personal ordeal and recovering to go into business for himself, setting up his own nightclub. He tells how he overcame a spate of bullying to become a schoolboy boxing champion. How he overcame a nervous disposition around women - stemming from his mother walking out on Michael and his father - to become a sensitive and considerate lover. But most importantly of all, how he overcame a personal tragedy to avenge his loved ones and become one of the most revered members of the London underworld. After discovering a talent for boxing, he left home to forge a career in the army against his father's wishes. From there, Michael tells the story of how he forged bonds of friendship with his fellow-officers, who unbeknown to him at the time would go on to become his best friends in the world. In particular he describes how he befriended Pete Miller, who was the only son of one of London's most notorious mob bosses of a recent era. Through that friendship he tells of the lines of respect drawn between him and his father, Ray Miller and how he won the heart of Elizabeth, Pete's sister. He speaks of the ultimate betrayal made by Denny Burns, a fellow officer and would-be friend who pushes Michael to the very limit. He reveals his abhorrence of violence towards women, his altercations with those who threaten his family and future aspirations. Nobody put these to the test more than by the notoriously violent and sadistic Driscoll brothers, a crime family from Manchester.