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Only a handful of individuals ever make it in the world of professional motor racing. Only a minute few of those that do make it, experience the devastating effects of becoming seriously injured, with the inevitable collapse of their life’s dreams. Imagine the trauma and torment of losing it all, only to be accused of having deliberately constructed the event of your downfall …by the Crown!

Chequered Justice is the story of a court case that many say should never have been heard and, some say, couldn’t have happened – and yet… Chequered Justice is a story inspired by true events!

Will Middleton lives for motor racing. More than just a sport, more than a hobby, it's his first love, his livelihood, and the centre of all his dreams. Thatcher's Britan is in meltdown, yet despite the deepening recession, Trans-Atlantic, his new racing team, has just pulled off a major coup – sponsors are queuing up, nothing can go wrong now, surely.

The police raid comes out of the blue. Will is questioned under caution and charged with fraud, and finds himself in a Kafkaesque world where his guilt appears to have been decided in advance. How could a riding accident, an insurance claim, a bounced cheque, and a brief moment of temptation all converge into such a nightmare?

Even as his legal team fights for his acquittal, Will knows in his heart that there is a conspiracy, and the roots of it lie deep in the ancient secret society of the Masons. Trans-Atlantic becomes a distant memory as Will encounters a much darker side of life and leaves the glamorous world of motor racing far behind.

Also from John Bartlett, Dark Horse, the Chequered Justice preqel.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1126 KB
  • Print Length: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Amazing Journeys Publishing; 1 edition (6 Aug. 2011)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005GAC6I8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Fascinating story

One person found this helpful.
 on 1 December 2017
By asnjh1
Although sometimes frustrating, when some of the background info seems to be withheld, this is a really interesting and believable story which challenges our assumptions about how the police and justice system work. While it may not be great literature, it is well worth being widely read.

A real page Turner, and very thought provoking.

One person found this helpful.
 on 2 September 2017
By caroline watts
Could not put this down, does the British justice system still work…..or is it an antiquated old boys network filled with pompous asses.

Chequered Justice

4 people found this helpful.
 on 14 September 2013
By Amazon Customer
Chequered Justice

Injustice for all

3 people found this helpful.
 on 7 January 2013
By mountainmama
Will Middleton is a racecar driver who gets caught up in the legal system and finds himself on the wrong side of prison bars. The average person has no idea how easy it is for an innocent person to be found guilty. We’re all taught to believe in truth and justice, and it’s quite a shock to find truth has nothing to do with it – it’s all an illusion. And the odds are stacked in the prosecutions’ favor. It’s impossible for the average person to fight an entity with unlimited financial and manpower resources. It’s also nearly impossible to fight the prejudices of a jury who believes the law to be infallible and who want to believe the defendant wouldn’t be there if he weren’t guilty of something.

A surprising take on the UK justice system

5 people found this helpful.
 on 4 July 2011
By C. J. Scholfield
If only some of the stories in this book are true, then the British legal system is in disarray. While the author claims that he cannot reveal all the details of his case, a quick Google shows that he was involved with the types of car he describes and this lends credence to his story. A very good read and one not to be taken lightly.

Chequered Justice

2 people found this helpful.
 on 27 February 2013
By Copernicus
It is certainly a book which will hold your attention and keep you engaged. Great value and recommended. What is fact and what is fiction? Either way it is an entertaining read.

Couldn’t put it down

4 people found this helpful.
 on 17 June 2012
By Karla
This book is almost like two books in one, half focusing on the racing and the other half on the trial for fraud. The way it written makes you care about the outcome of the court trial. The only reason it is not a 5 star is sometimes it jumps from the trial to a racing episode and it can be difficult to understand what period the book has jumped too. Even if only a small percent of this book is true its still scary that this does happen in the justice system. Well worth a read.

Chequered Justice – a remarkable book

2 people found this helpful.
 on 2 May 2014
By G C Green
Chequered Justice was recommended to me by an old school pal of John’s, so I felt compelled to read it. I was blown away by just how good it was: well written, edge of the seat stuff

Chequered Justice

12 people found this helpful.
 on 28 February 2012
By Storming Norman
I was sitting in a coffee bar when I was approached by a man who recommended that this was a good book to read.
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