That Will Do Nicely
That Will Do Nicely is my first adventure into fiction. The story is a familiar one but the solution the main character finds to solve his problem is unique.Tom Pascoe, married for several years to his ‘honourable’ wife Teresa, discovers her in bed with a work colleague whilst a party in her honor is being held in their period cottage. In the words of the Old World, he has been ‘cuckolded’. Naturally he is more than a little upset by this and throws his wife and her lover, naked, out into the street in front of her friends. In return for this humiliation, his wife connives to send him to bankruptcy by running up a huge debt on a credit card in the name of T. Pascoe. When he gets the credit card bill he is faced with a stark choice… pay up or go bankrupt but here, serendipity or chance takes a hand.
Several times during the next few days, Pascoe is reminded of something he did in his school days when he ‘created’ an examination on ‘Environmental Psychology’ and caused the whole of the sixth form to waste their Saturday afternoon on an exam that didn’t exist. He was able to do so because the school had a printing club of which he was one of three members and he had excelled at the craft. So faced with certain bankruptcy Pascoe opts for a different solution and using the various skills he has learned from earning a living as a printer and photographer hatches an elaborate plan to play the money men at their own game.
His audacious plan, including the invention of a virtual American Bank and the printing of its Travelers Checks depends on perfect timing. Enough to enable him to get clear and he also needs an accomplice; someone who understands the intricacies of the Travelers Check system. The decision has unforeseen and far reaching consequences with him being hounded by both New Scotland Yard and the American Secret Service who follow his trail through England and the continent. That Will Do Nicely depends on skill and brain power rather than violence and is set against an international backdrop. The book is readily available at Amazon as both a paperback and as a Kindle ebook. Just click the Amazon link below for further details.