Meet Harry Starks: club owner racketeer porn king sociology graduate and keen Judy Garland fan. Starks rules swinging sixties Soho with a coercive fist and his favourite implement of torture: the red-hot poker. But despite his reputation for savagery and generosity in equal measure the sensitive intelligent Harry yearns for something more than the rough and tumble of criminal life...As Harry tries to jump the counter into legitimacy his story is told through the eyes of cash-strapped politician Lord Teddy Thursby fading movie star Ruby Ryder petty criminal Jimmy and young lecturer and radical criminologist Lenny - each of them finding his blend of charm and violence leaving an indelible mark on their lives.
The Long Firm
May 30, 2012 By