By Linda Regan
Guts for Garters is the 1st in an explosive new sequence that includes the Alley Cats and DI Georgia Johnson as they fight to make lives for themselves on London’s meanest streets.
Life’s difficult turning out to be up at the Aviary property in South London. Alysha and her associates have survived being abused by way of those who must have been there for them, their lives ruined through the crime and deprivation round them.
Now they’re taking the property again – taking keep an eye on in order that young children can develop up secure with genuine clients in life.
So while the rival South London Rulers gang begin encroaching on their territory, Alysha and her Alley Cats determined to coach them a lesson.
The very last thing they anticipate is to discover one in all their opponents murdered on their patch. the very last thing they need is for the police to begin sniffing round. yet DI Georgia Johnson and her group wish solutions. Johnson trusts Alysha – yet will she nonetheless belief her while she realises her prized informant is prime her personal gang? whilst one other physique is located – a teenage lady this time – Alysha makes a decision to border the evil chief of the South London Rulers, Harisha Celik, for the homicide … yet Celik has a couple of nasty surprises of his personal in shop for the Alley Cats girls.
'One of the simplest up and coming writers'
—Peter Guttridge, The Observer
‘Linda Regan indicates enviable regulate over her characters’
‘Readable and believable.’
—Jim Kennedy, Encore
‘Linda Regan definitely is aware tips on how to convey characters to life.’
—Award-winning screenwriter Jimmy Perry OBE
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Oh please. and that i feel Burak used to hang around with a similar tart, did he? ’ ‘That attraction doesn’t end up anything,’ Prezzioni acknowledged coldly. ‘Except you’ve stumbled on a attraction within the form of a letter S. it can belong to a person. What that has to do with a fabricated rape cost? ’ ‘We’ll see what Forensics tells us,’ she stated, realising she wasn’t getting very a ways. ‘You don't have anything to carry my consumer on,’ Prezzioni stated, pinning his chilly gaze on her. ‘We have an allegation of rape which we're taking seriously,’ she argued. ‘Your client’s outfits are with Forensics, and until eventually these experiences come again, I’m afraid we'll be preserving him. ’ ‘How can she allege whatever if you happen to can’t locate her? ’ Harisha argued. ‘Do you recognize a Wajdi Ghaziani? ’ Banham interrupted. Georgia spotted Harisha pause earlier than he replied, ‘No, may still I? ’ ‘Are you definite? ’ Prezzioni raised his voice. ‘My customer has simply acknowledged he doesn’t comprehend him. ’ ‘And I requested him if he used to be sure,’ Banham argued. Georgia squeezed the tissue, she used to be awaiting the spittle any minute now. ‘But you knew Zana Ghaziani? ’ Banham requested. ‘Who? ’ ‘Burak Kaya was once your cousin. Zana Ghaziani was once his female friend. ’ Harisha shrugged irritably. ‘He had plenty of women. I don’t understand one from one other. ’ Georgia placed her elbows at the desk and interlocked her arms. The urge to slap him used to be getting greater. ‘This is bordering on ridiculous,’ Prezzioni acknowledged. ‘My buyer is arrested simply because a jealous woman accuses him of raping her after which doesn’t are available in to make an announcement. ’ ‘That allegation was once made to a senior officer, and we'll be detaining your customer until eventually we've our DNA attempt results,’ Georgia stated elevating her voice and conversing a bit extra heatedly than she sought after. Harisha raised his voice. ‘Why could I rape her? She supplies it freely, not just to me yet to everybody. ’ Georgia so desired to slap him. Celik spotted her steely, offended, glare and carried on. ‘OK. She’s pregnant, or so she says. I’m no longer that , simply because she’s a slag and a liar. An’ I’ve instructed her that. If she has informed you I raped her, then it’s simply because she’s mad at me. I haven’t raped not anyone. ’ Banham sat up ‘When did she inform you she used to be pregnant? ’ He shrugged. ‘I don’t be mindful. i used to be hardly ever listening. might be anyone’s, however it ain’t mine. you will want me to offer you names of a few men who i do know have had her lately? ’ ‘No. ’ Georgia shook her head and instructed the recorder that the interview used to be terminated. ‘I’ll inform you whatever off the record,’ Celik stated, ignoring the truth that Prezzioni was once shaking his head fervently for him to maintain quiet. ‘She texted me prior. ’ He positioned his hand up. ‘I have deleted it, sooner than you ask, so no, I don’t have her quantity. She stated she’s going to kill herself if I don’t settle for the actual fact she’s pregnant with my baby. ’ Banham stood up. ‘Why didn’t you are saying any of this ahead of? ’ ‘Because she won’t. She is a pathological liar. She’s not really up the fucking duff, both. And … I didn’t rape her. ’ once they left the interview suite, Banham advised Georgia to ring TIU to work out if there has been any information on Alison’s cell being again on.