Harry Green and Luke Linden grew up in the same small Lancashire town but their paths only really crossed when they were thrown together by a violent incident at university. The two became lifelong friends and after years apart building separate careers, they both meet again in the town of their birth.
Harry is now Dr. Green – on the verge of an amazing medical discovery – and Luke is the former successful head of a large IT company who is now looking for a new challenge, but faces accusations that he has forgotten his roots. A unique opportunity arises which means that the two friends can work together to achieve their aims against the backdrop of their shared love for their local football team.
The action moves from the boardroom to the football pitch and involves betrayal and devotion. Luke uses skills he has developed throughout his adult life to help protect his family, his friend and the way of life his father held so dear. The final stakes are worth millions – but the human cost could be inestimable.
What a great story! I loved how Alan used his previous work experience to interweave technology into such an interesting line of events. I do admit that his reference to Peter Kay got me sidetracked with hours on YouTube. Living in the States, I didn't recognize the comedian's name but I had tears running down my face watching his performance at the Manchester Arena. I didn't get much reading done that night but the book called me back the next day! Being a whovian and working for a company that manufactures mining equipment also increased my reading absorption with references to the mining pits and sonic screwdriver. However, what really drew me in was the humor and modest stature underling Like's personality - that and how neatly Alan portrayed that Sue is a woman not to be trifled with! Of course the plot had its own twists! I'm grateful I read this just weeks after the release of Alan's second book. Nothing like a good author to leave the reader hungry for the next book!