Anthony Bridges is a hapless, over-sexed, unemployable Brit who lives in London with a wealthy young woman who is eager to marry him…a fate he’d like to avoid, but he can’t afford any other options. Lucky for him, her father doesn’t want the wedding to happen either, and offers Anthony a well-paying job abroad in exchange for ditching his daughter. Anthony gladly agrees, unaware that he’s just signed on as an international arms dealer. He’s immediately plunged into the middle of a rebellion in a tiny South American country that’s perpetually at war and soon discovers why the first rule of the cut-throat business is “never turn your back on a satisfied customer.”
All FOUR of Jimmy Sangster's brilliant, critically-acclaimed and darkly funny "James Reed" crime novels in one volume
A hapless Brit unknowingly becomes an international arms dealer in this rollicking, wildly funny adventure.
The long-lost fourth book in Jimmy Sangster's "James Reed" series. Reed is trapped in a nightmare of sex, blackmail and murder... to get out, he must go to New York...and worm his way into the rotton core of the Big Apple.
Sangster pulls zero punches in this wild, tawdry, and surprise-filled novel distinguished by sharp dialogue and comic timing. Fans of Evelyn Waugh’s 'Decline and Fall' might want to give this one a try.
Rumbustiously Anglo-Saxon farce.
First and foremost, this book is hilarious. It's an absolute must read. Just following Anthony's disastrous showing as a weapons sales rep is worth the sticker price. For action, there's plenty. Sangster mixes peril on the high seas with numerous gunbattles and torture. Sangster does a fantastic job just poking fun at countries and their endless quests for violence and superiority. Sangster doesn't hold back, he throws China, Russia, the US and England under the bus in a lighthearted and entertaining manner.. "Your Friendly Neighborhood Death Peddler" uses the author's unique sense of witty, off the cuff writing to mock Earth's morbid fascination with weapons, power and greed. It's a humorous, albeit violent, deep-dive into third world politics and the zillionaires that finance it. In other words: an absolute must read."
Biting satire of life in general and the armaments trade in particular. An entertaining tale.
A funny book with lots of action and tinged with an appealing sense of humor.