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By: Malcolm Roscow


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Fifteen-year-old private schoolboy Harry Hughes has been exchanging messages on an internet chat-room site with someone he thinks is a boy of his own age, but is actually a middle-aged Arab, who is part of a gang operating out of a Middle-Eastern embassy in London. The police are aware of them, but they are operating with impunity because they have diplomatic immunity.

Harry foils their plans and the police take the gang into custody. To bring about a successful prosecution, the police need to put Harry in the witness stand. Acknowledging that the abductions must be stopped, Harry’s parents agree to this. But when the Arab’s lawyers fail to get their clients released from custody, Eastern European thugs emerge from the woodwork and start to threaten and intimidate the family, leading to four people losing their lives.

Harry, Malcolm Roscow’s third novel, is a gritty tale full of suspense and intrigue. This is an expertly crafted thriller which is informed by the classics of the genre but has its own, singular personality.


After spending 35 years of his life in international business, British author Malcolm Roscow has no shortage of material from which to create absorbing stories. And after writing for 22 years, before finally being published, he feels he has earned his stripes and is now justified in calling himself a writer.

Also by this author, ‘Another Boring Day in Paradise'.


Customer Reviews
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4 reviews
  • Bevman

    This has been for me the best book to come from Malcolm Roscow's pen so far. It is a compelling page-turner that is entertaining, intriguing and thought-provoking. Malcolm's long years of writing is at last coming to public attention, and I wish him every success as his books roll off the press.

    While 'Harry' is an exciting read, it also portrays the power of social media to influence the unsuspecting. A youngster lays comfortably on his bed in the security of his own home, with Mum and Dad just a wall away, as he is groomed by endlessly manipulative adults for their own pleasure. Now there's a subject to get you mad and make you think!

  • Rachel

    Another great story from Malcolm Roscow. Each character is intriguing, carrying secrets of their own that we discover throughout - I could not put this book down! While the story revolves around 15-year-old Harry, the relationships between family, friends, and lovers are key to this gripping tale - all is not what it seems between this particular group of friends. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an exciting read full of twists and turns and an ending you will not see coming! I am looking forward to seeing more from this author.

  • JD

    My favorite book so far from this author. It's an intricate story with many twists and turns and is full of surprises. It tells a powerful story about the potential pitfalls of teenagers using internet chat rooms, it should be a 'must read' book for every teenager. Well done Malcolm. Review by Laura.

  • Louisa

    great read, thank you, Malcolm

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