A new crime novel set in Bristol uses the shameful history of the city as an analogy for the journey of its anti-hero main character, with both having to come to terms with, and apologise for, their past misdeeds as a drug undetectable in the blood stream permeates through society.
Using the same trick as fellow author and football fan Jeffrey Archer, Brown names one of his characters after a leafy Bristol suburb.
Steve, in the depths of a mid-life crisis, has an unexpected friend request on Facebook from Kirsty Clifton, an ex-girlfriend of his from the 1970s who offers him the opportunity to hit back at the person responsible for importing the super-drug into the country, someone he knows from his troubled past.
The 70s is key for Allen, and the book has flashbacks to the pubs, clubs and music of Bristol from this era, as Steve has the chance to rid the country of the new drug blighting every strata of society from the playground to the Premiership.
Guilty Tiger is published by FeedaRead. Click here for more information.