Born the son of a coal miner, Gary Bell QC left school without any qualifications and drifted in and out of a number of jobs before being convicted of fraud aged eighteen. He then spent two years penniless and homeless in Europe, before returning to his studies aged twenty-one and, after seven years, became a barrister. He has spent the last thirty years at the Bar, becoming a QC in 2012. He specialises in defending major fraud and murder trials.
A brilliant read ... I really loved this one. Both life in the London chambers and the Nottingham background of the crimes and QC himself are very well researched and the characters brilliantly drawn * Tablet * The start of a very promising new legal series -- Choice Magazine [A] thriller I found hard to put down - a seemingly respected barrister who has it all is, in fact, an utter fraud -- Summer Reading * Guardian *