crime of compassion by mike briley



Mike Briley

crime of compassion by mike briley

After his wife divorcing him and his employer making him redundant, in the same year, 58-year-old Tim Jarvis' main problem, other than his depressed mood, is learning to sail his boat singlehanded. This was until his course crosses that of a girl on a drifting sailboard who is intent on killing herself. Not content with saving her, Tim wants to understand her problem, if only she would confide in him. The nearer he gets to helping her, the more dangerous and exciting his life becomes. With the unlikely help from 12 year-old Pago and his gang of preteen hooligans, his sulphurous ex-wife and a beautiful school teacher with a shady past, he slowly discovers the girl's secret and nearly gets them both killed! Set in the South of France, on the Mediterranean coast and the mountainous countryside inland, Crime of Compassion is a romantic mystery novel that moves between action and humorous introspection as Tim slowly learns as much about himself as the girl's mystery.

Paperback: 300 pages
Published by : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 2015)
ISBN-10: 1517698596
ISBN-13: 978-1517698591


mike briley

About the author:
Mike Briley was born and educated in England. After 7 years in Paris, he moved to Southern France where he now lives in a converted farmhouse with his French wife. He has been sailing all of his life, initially on the South and East coasts of England, and subsequently in Brittany and on the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts of France.

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