D.I. Vincent stopped the cassette recorder. ‘Did you really think you could dance with the devil without getting your fingers burnt?’
Praise for INTEGRATION: ‘Integration is a real page turner. I couldn't put it down and just wanted to see what was going to happen next and found it very compulsive reading with a good ending.’ (Carol Drinkwater)
‘This was a real page turner…I was completely hooked and because of the shocking twist at the end I can't wait to read the sequel. Would highly recommend this book.’ (Emma Jayne Knightley)
‘Really enjoyed this book from beginning to end, couldn't put it down. One of the best I have read in ages. Had to get the follow up to continue the story. Brilliant.’ (David H Robertson)
THE OFFER Mark Baines is a Team Leader in a call centre. He dislikes his job and fantasises about the day he can afford to give up his job and buy the house of his dreams. Following a terrifying burglary at his home, he is contacted by a group prepared to pay him one million pounds in return for a favour.
THE CATCH The offer seems too good to be true, and he begins to worry about what they might expect in return. The group calls again and tells him to integrate their laundered monies through the bank he works for, but he refuses. When Mark's girlfriend Gabrielle goes missing and his brother is attacked, Mark begins to realise just how far the group will go to get what they want.
EVERYONE HAS THEIR PRICE As the game begins and the pressure mounts, Mark finds himself risking everything he has to find Gabrielle and save his own life before the group and the police catch up with him.
INTEGRATION Blackmail, murder, suspense, conspiracy and money laundering…Integration is a British crime thriller set in the murky depths of the finance industry.
Integration is book one in the Mark Baines trilogy.
Vincent was enjoying this. ‘I’m serious. Look, I did not kill those people. That is my knife, which is why it has my finger prints on it but it was stolen from my house last week. Whoever took it must have used it to kill those people.’ ‘Those people who happened to own the house you were house sitting in?’ ‘Okay. I made that part up?’ ‘Which part?’ ‘The thing about house sitting. I made that up.’ ‘Oh I see so you are admitting to lying in this interview. How can I be sure you are telling
‘So what have they asked you to buy?’ ‘Nothing so far.’ ‘And they called it a ‘favour’ right?’ ‘Yes,’ said Mark. ‘And they gave you a car to ‘sweeten the deal’?’ ‘Yes,’ said Mark ‘And this doesn’t worry you at all?’ ‘I don’t know,’ said Mark. ‘I don’t know what to think. For all I know the burglary could be related to the phone calls or it might not.’ ‘But you said the burglars didn’t take anything and the policeman said he thought it was hooligans.’ ‘He didn’t say that exactly but he
ten to twelve. He had been laid in his bath, relaxing to the dulcet tones of Katie Melua when his mobile phone had displayed an incoming call from a withheld number. He had answered it as always and had understood its importance when he had heard the familiar mechanical voice dictating that his presence was required immediately, followed by a postcode. He had climbed out of the bath, dried and dressed quickly. You did not keep these people waiting. He had climbed into his dark grey Ford Mondeo
Why was her phone switched off? His anxiety began to grow again. He looked to see if Gianni had finished on the phone and saw the Italian carefully replacing the receiver back on the wall. His face was ashen. Gianni reached a hand out to the wall as if steadying himself. Mark wondered what he could have heard to move him in such a way. Finally the Italian came back through the saloon doors and looked around the room, looking for someone but not seeing them. Mark, forgetting his about his missing
messages he had received. Also, he could not identify who they were. He did not know if they were a shady organisation or just one person with criminal intent. The other issue with phoning the police was that he would have to tell them about the car he had been given and the money that he had received on his credit card. He did not think he had broken the law yet but could not be certain and he was not ready to give away his freedom. He had resolved that he would have to wait for them to contact