➽ [Reading] ➿ Believers By James Forrest ➲ – E17streets4all.co.uk Believers is the story of how a gangland dispute erupts over a student union election where the stakes become ludicrously high Small time Edinburgh gangsters Martin Bannister and Kevin Grant have prob Believers is the story of how a gangland dispute erupts over a student union election where the stakes become ludicrously high Small time Edinburgh gangsters Martin Bannister and Kevin Grant have problems Not only are they marooned in the small northern Scottish town of Oakshield where they are part time students at the local university but the licensing board has just closed the bar they were using to run their growing drug operation There are big profits at stake and with them status as serious players under the wing of gangland rising star Brian Bedford When Bedford visits Oakshield and gives them a week to come up with a plan Bannister and Grant are feeling the heat Bannister proposes a solution; they will take over the Oakshield University Union in the coming elections and run everything from there Two things stand in their way their inexperience and the other candidates To help with the first they enlist a student union radical who is looking to settle old scores and they unleash a campaign of violence and intimidation against their rivals But not everyone goes as uietly or as easily as they'd hoped and when the front runner Glasgow boy John Gillan proves to have in his locker than just political know how and when his own friends in low places begin to push back what was an ordinary student election race becomes something much On one side is a ruthless gangland enforcer who will stop at nothing to set up his independent operation and on the other is an eually ruthless young political comer who will go to even greater lengths to winAnd in between on the battlefield are those who've chosen a side those who've decided to fight some because they have a stake in the outcome the others because they are BelieversBelievers is a ruthless examination of our political system the low nature of campaigns and a look at the lies the candidates tell each other and the electorate and the ones they tell themselves It's a study of violence as a political weapon the media that shapes our opinions and an examination of the processes which led us to the greatest political miscalculation in our recent history the invasion of Ira.
am currently editing my first novel Believers with a view to publishing it soon and I am also busy writing my next novel A Pocket Full of Posies which should be finished by the end of AprilI have been writing for years on a variety of subjects most notably Scottish Football I am the editor of a blog called On Fields of Green which I hope to turn into a site which explores the game in Scotland from the grassroots to the national teamI am a passionate Celtic and Scotland supporter and have written for a number of Celtic fan publications and blogs and I'm currently assistant editor and co publisher of the Famous Tartan Army MagazineI love to read I am a firm believer in Story Story Story above all else I hope that comes across in my work.
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- James Forrest
- 22 March 2016 James Forrest