Double-glazing salesman Alan Slater is in trouble. He hasn’t had a good sales lead in months. His wife rightly suspects him of playing around. His best mate Les Beale has turned into a bigoted, boozed-up headcase. And that’s the least of it.
When a rigged poker game has fatal consequences, Alan finds himself not only responsible for the clean-up, but also for Beale’s escalating debt to a man who won’t take “broke” for an answer. As Beale’s life spirals out of control, he becomes ever more desperately reliant on Alan to save his skin.
But Alan isn’t about to be dragged into the gutter by anyone, least of all his bad-beat, dead money former mate.
After all, there’s no such thing as a compassionate double-glazing salesman.
Dead Money is a blistering update of Banks’ debut, now available for the first time outside the US.
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