The Devil's Handshake

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Packed with facts and an array of “hidden truths” from the shadowy world of the power brokers. Spanning three decades and entwining those who follow him and the loved ones he has sworn to protect "The Devil’s Handshake" is the first book in the Sir Thomas Litchfield series about an ex SAS solider turned Oligarch, who treads a dangerous path within a spiralling circle of treachery. More
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About Michael Reagan

Michael Reagan is a nom de plume. Initially working as an analyst specializing in Corporate Solutions & Planning for a private bank, he was there right at the start of the crazy years of Yeltsin-led Russia. Gaining first hand insight into how the Oligarchs did business in the early days of a Russia struggling to embrace capitalism.

Some of Michael's experiences have provided in part, the background to his Litchfield character, the chief protagonist of the book.

By the end of the 1990s, employed in a rather peculiar role, within a private office of a royal family in the Middle East he found himself gaining insight not just into the workings of the region's royal families and their various governments, but also seeing just how Natural Resources have and will continue to effect the "doing of business" between the governments of the world and the multifarious characters involved.

Negotiating everything from hunting rights, the paying of gambling debts of young sheikhs, to oil and gas deals, he refers to it as a life that was never dull but certainly not for the fainthearted and one that often found him questioning his "Devil's Bargain".

Michael doesn't maintain a website or a twitter page, but you can find him on Facebook if you would like to drop him a line.

Praise for Michael

"Reagan turns his 500-plus pages into a searing epic" Kirkus Reviews.

"The intricate, multi-layer plot holds the makings of a movie-worthy epic." San Francisco Book Review

About the Series: Litchfield Family
The protagonist of the series is a billionaire Oligarch called Sir Thomas Litchfield.

An Anglo-Russian who is bound by Homeric code that tries to steer a pragmatic course in the new “Cold War” between USA and Russia.

Taking the reader on a series of journeys through the intrigue and clashes as two contrasting worlds meet. Neither good nor evil; Litchfield is a survivor who adapts to the situation around him:

The two key impact characters that influence the Thomas Litchfield character are:

His true love a former beautiful young prostitute from Turkmenistan that he saves one night and his faithful bodyguard who tries to act as the voice of reason in his life, but fails.

The books of the series overall premise is.

“Blood is always thicker than water,” and despite trying what may Litchfield and the villains and those around them will never escape their pasts.

With the underlying theme of “Life doesn’t always bring everybody who commits a crime to justice” and there always has to be a “Scapegoat” when the Bear meets the Eagle in the field of battle.

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Review by: WordSmashers on Nov. 12, 2014 :
OK guys, listen up... I dont have much time, Scotty is going to beam me up anytime now.
This book has entertained me while I was taking a shit in the bathroom. So far it was very good. I decided to give it a review before I get beamed up to fight Borg when they invade us.
This is Spock talking...may the force be with you.
Damn it, I think Scotty forgot about me. Let me take another SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII...
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