Troubador Acts & Monuments

Released: 28/01/2019

ISBN: 9781789016086

Format: Paperback

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Acts & Monuments

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Barry Todd is one of life’s good guys – everybody says so. He works hard for Monument Housing Association to provide the poor and vulnerable with a place to live – people like Iulia Nicolescu, a trafficked former sex worker who Barry helps keep safe in her new home even after her benefits are cut. But, overlooked for promotion and with mounting financial problems, Barry starts to wonder if goodness will ever bring its own reward. When the opportunity presents itself to steal fifty thousand pounds of Monument’s money without anyone being able to trace the theft back to him, Barry finds himself wondering – if nothing bad were to happen to anyone, would being good really matter anymore? 


As his plan unfolds, Barry finds his fate becoming ever more closely entwined with that of Iulia. Eventually he can no longer control the chain of events he has set in motion and he is forced into desperate measures to prevent his intricate web of deception from being revealed.

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Alan Kane Fraser

Alan Kane Fraser was raised and still lives in Birmingham with his wife and family. He has worked for many years in the fields of social housing and homelessness, and has previously written pieces for The Guardian, Inside Housing and The Local Government Chronicle, amongst others, and his stage play, Random Acts of Malice, won the inaugural Derek Lomas Award for Best New Play at the Wellington Literary Festival. As well as writing, Alan is a charity chief executive, husband, father, Anglican priest, and failed rock star who was once punched in the face by Iggy Pop - but that's a whole other story...

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