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One Man’s Justice

By Roderic Jefferies

P.C. Wells has been refused a permanent position with the Fortrow C.I.D team…

It is a blow to his career that he was unprepared for. Working all his life to ensure others are safe, he is disheartened to think it isn’t enough.

He prides himself on his work ethics and values.

Until one night when he stops a Rolls Royce which jumped a red light.

What was intended as a caution became an argumentative dispute with the local bigwig, William Bateman, in front of his evening companions.

Retaliation came in the form of a complaint against Wells. A claim that Wells was trying to extract a bribe from Bateman.

Already saddened at the loss of a position in C.I.D. Wells is furious at this allegation. But without proof he is left with no choice but to accept the investigation against him.

Unless he can clear his name by other means.

Investigating the others in the vehicle, Wells is soon under pressure to desist in his inquiries.

Pressure in the form of two thugs in the night.

But why put in the effort to ruin a career over being caught jumping a light?

Or is something more sinister happening that Bateman is trying to divert attention from?

Wells is determined to uncover the truth. Even if it means breaking the rules he has lived his life by.

With his career stalled, he sees no point in treading carefully. A man who has nothing left to lose is willing to do anything…

One Man’s Justice is complete with turmoil, political influence and heart-stopping action.

Praise for Roderic Jeffries

‘A first-rate whodunit turning on the resourcefulness of a country gentleman who exploits the process of the law to delay its action. Author on the top of his legal and social form.’ – Francis Goff, The Sunday Telegraph

‘Roderic Jeffries established a very high reputation for himself in the field of the legal thriller with Exhibit No. Thirteen and Dead Against the Lawyers. Once again he has used a little known quirk of the law, and woven round it an enthralling story of immense intricacy.’ – Maurice Richardson, The Observer

‘The resulting legal intricacies make fascinating reading.’ – Hester Makeig, The Spectator

‘First-class, smoothly told, fine court scenes and sketches of lawyers entirely absorbing.’ – John Clarke, Evening Standard

‘The most ingenious of Mr. Jeffries’s exercises in legal trickery.’ – Julian Symons, The Sunday Times

‘…is for the mystery story connoisseur and particularly the man who can appreciate this ingenious exercise in legal trickery.’ – Police World

Roderic Jeffries was born in London in 1926 and went to sea in 1943. Six years later he left that trade to become a lawyer. He again changed profession to become a writer. Since 1951, he has written over one hundred and sixty novels under his own name and several other pseudonyms. He began his career by writing books featuring his father’s character, Blackshirt, a popular detective whose adventures have appeared in print for many decades. In time Jeffries branched out and began to write a variety of mystery novels under his own name and several pen names, including Peter Alding and Jeffrey Ashford.

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