Slippery When Wet

by Geoff Dickinson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/28/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781514499788
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781514499795
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781514499771

About the Book

Slippery When Wet follows Mike Tyler, the villain from the novel Jinxies Wish, to his new life in Hong Kong. Mike Tyler leaves the UK and goes to Hong Kong to try to revive his career in publishing and to start a new life. Security expert Jack Beecham goes to Hong Kong on vacation and to meet with Joe Tan to look at his personal and business security needs. Joe is an electronics manufacturing genius with a major empire but is troubled by security threats to both his business and his family. Joe makes Jack an offer he cannot refuse, and Jack moves to Hong Kong. Mike settles in well as a publisher of consumer magazines in Hong Kong and initially reverts to his old habits of being manipulative and devious to pursue power and glory. Mira Tan, the beautiful daughter of Joe, is an editor on a women’s fashion magazine. She is smart and headstrong. Joe would like his daughter to work in the family business, but she insists on working in magazine publishing despite her father’s disapproval. Mike sets about trying to romance Mira as he can see a fast-track route to riches. Despite Mike’s initial bad motives, he falls deeply in love with Mira. To Mike and Jack’s surprise, they develop a friendship and everything is looking good. Jack falls for Joe Tan’s PA, Lanie, unaware that she and her son, Gary, were plotting revenge on Joe and his family. Mike is caught in bed with Lanie by Joe, and everything falls apart for Mike. He loses Mira and his job, and his whole world falls apart. Mike and Jack uncover Gary’s plot to seek revenge on Joe and his family, and they are forced to unite to try to protect the family. Will Mike and Jack prevail and save the family and will Mike manage to win Mira back?

About the Author

Having graduated from university in the early 1980s, I started my career working for a publishing company in London. It was a tremendously exciting time and quite possibly the heyday of magazine publishing. My first book, Jinxie’s Wish, was based on some of my experiences of working in publishing in that era. Set in London, during the 1980s, it reflects the hard-working, hard-drinking hedonistic culture of the time. My second novel follows the villain from Jinxie’s Wish to his new life in Hong Kong. Mike Tyler continues his devious ways and tries to worm his way into the affections of a rich and affluent young women. But when she and her family are kidnapped, he realizes that he loves her and is forced to try to save her. This is my second novel, and I hope you will enjoy it. I dedicate this book to my wife, Ruth, and my children, David and Mirna.