Death of a Financier by John Francis Kinsella
Approx. 86,190 words.
Published on January 11, 2010.
Tom Barton arrives in Kovalam, a small tourist resort in the southern Indian state of Kerala. In the Maharaja Palace he finds himself in the company of holiday makers including Stephen Parkly, the CEO of a City bank, and his young wife Emma. Parkly falls gravely ill as his mortgage and investment bank is caught in the financial storm with it’s shares plunging on the London Stock Exchange.