Paul Malik the handsome Arab, inherited the laundry business from his father who came to live in England in 1948 and started life in Liverpool, He buys his first shop with six old washing machines when he moves to the Arab and Jewish community in Benwell in Newcastle. He notices how the community struggle to wash clothes by hand and sets about opening a laundrette. Des Baldwin, the racial bigot does not like Paul or any other black man or woman for that matter. He works in a garage on waterville road and does fiddle work on the side. There is a knock on his door one evening and a bony faced man in a suit asks if he will repair a friends car. the 1968 Jaguar belongs to Darren Ingles a notorious gangster from the West End of Newcastle. The car has been used in a robbery and has been damaged. Read how Des' gets involved with the mob. The story is set in 1971 and will take you to Manchester, and Tenerife and the Canary islands. This is a story of drug trafficking, Dealing and murder.


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I would like you to stay Jenny but I think your father and mother would send out the police to find you.

 “Can I see you tomorrow she asked?’

“Yes; we could take a drive out somewhere and I could buy you lunch.’

“That sounds nice and can we come back here afterwards.

“If you like yes; you can.’

“I like she said at what time?’ She threw her arms around his neck and kissed him on the mouth.’

What if I picked you up at ten o’ clock?’

That’s eight hours away though.’

Paul began to dress and she sat and watched him then she stood up and put her clothes back on.

They left in a hurry as it was nearly two in the morning.’

Paul got her into the car then sped down the road to her house.

The lights were still on in the living room as Paul said goodnight.’

They didn’t kiss but Jenny blew him one as he pulled away.’

Once she entered the passage her father asked why the A-rab had brought her home not the doctor.

“Not now dad please; I’m going to bed.’

“Leave her Des said her mother; I will find out tomorrow.’

“It’s tomorrow now.’

“Later then let’s go to bed.’

Des was about to protest but Liz was always right.


Jenny lay in her bed after hanging up her clothes she felt exhilarated, liberated, and ecstatic all at the same time. It was a feeling that she never wanted to go away. She couldn’t wait for ten that morning when she would see the man of her dreams again and be held in his arms. Sleep crept up on her and her eyes closed within ten minutes. She was having the most wonderful dream.





“Darren Ingles was using everything at his disposal to find Barry Davis and the others. Colin had drawn a blank all over the island.

They’ve left said Colin; they’ve either gone back to England or they are on another island.

“I want them found Colin and bloody quick.’

“I will ask my sources to check out Gran Canaria.’ If they are there then we will find them and bring them back here.

Eddie take Tony Parker with you and suss out possible hideaways where they could be staying.’

“Yes boss; again the Harry and Mel went with them.

They got into the van with the bag of tools that they would need to apprehend Barry and his associates.

They drove to Costa Adeje then picked up the last ferry that day to Gran Canaria.

Mel gave a description of the four men that they were looking for and the man nodded as Melvyn described what Barry looked like as he had a photo that he carried around.

“That is the man that was on my boat this very afternoon.

Did they say where they were going? 

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