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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Lizzy let out a scream as Des caught her and carried her to the bedroom.’

“Desmond Baldwin you’re a mucky bugger.’

“Come here said Des as he’d stripped off in ten seconds flat and was lying on the bed with his socks still on





The plane landed in Tenerife and Darren was the first off the plane and walking through to pick up the cases.

Tanya had to run behind him as she had heels on and was afraid of slipping on the floors in the terminal building.’

They waited like all the rest for the carousel to come around with their luggage. He pulled a case off then passed it to Tanya then he caught the eye of the other one as it was coming around and waited until it came to where he was standing. Harry Buck and Melvyn Gunn stood at the other end and pulled off their cases when they were all ready they walked out to the waiting van.

Colin Sarin got out and embraced his friend.’ He then gave Tanya a friendly kiss on both cheeks.

“Hey you’re lookin good Colin; the weather here must suit you.’

“Give yourself a month or two here and you’ll feel the same way.’

Harry and Melvyn packed the cases into the six seat van then got into the back.’

These are my friends Colin as he introduced Harry and Melvyn.

Colin filled Darren in on his friends that he was looking for and told him where they were staying. I will get Harry and Melvyn to go around and pick them up once we get settled in.

Colin drove to his villa that had its own pool and nine rooms.’

He showed his friends where their rooms were then told them that a car was at his disposal if he needed it.’

Eddie Sisterson said he would drive the two men in the van to the hotel where Barry Davis was staying.

Melvyn cocked his head at Harry and the two of them followed Eddie out of the villa and down the pathway to the van.

They got into the front seat where Eddie passed them a loaded hand gun each. There’s twelve shots on the clip.

“Where’s the stun gun?’

“It’s down here in the bag.’

Eddie turned the van and drove towards the Mediterranean palace hotel.

“How far away is it?’

“It’s about twenty minutes away;

They won’t be expecting us so we have the element of surprise’

“Leave the big guy to me said Mel.’

“It’s your show mate I’m just the driver.’

“You will do what ever I say understood.’

“Don’t work for you I work for Mr Sarin.’

“Well Mr Sarin said that you are at my disposal so that means you do what ever I say.’

Eddie twisted his face then carried on driving.

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