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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

Chequered Justice – a remarkable book

 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

So you thought you had faith in the British justice system?

 on 15 May 2014
By J. C. Henderson
Injustice, is one of the strongest human emotions; think how you feel when it happens to you. This true story is the harrowing account of one man’s nightmare when the British justice system turns against him, and the burning sense of injustice permeates every page. Although the lead-up to the trial, and the trial itself are shocking, the sentence passed leaves the reader breathless in incredulity. The most appalling statistic quoted, by a legal professional, is that the British justice system gets it right about 96% of the time, which sounds pretty impressive until you work out that, of a prison population of around 90,000, that means that there are over 3,500 innocent people languishing in British prisons! Expenditure on the prison service in particular, and the justice system in general, shamefully always comes at the bottom of the priority list of the government of the time, as they believe (sadly, rightly) there are no votes in it, yet the quality of the justice system is one of the fundamental measures of a society. And do not forget it is carried out in our name. In a truly humane and developed society, there should be less of our money wasted on vanity projects (£20bn spent on 14 days of games is a shocking example of the Government distracting us with bread and circuses), and more, much more, spent on the justice system, and the prison service in particular. Read this book and be prepared to be very angry.

Scorching ride round the race track of justice!

 on 22 November 2012
By padIpaws
I download this to my Kindle as a freebie, and I now see it is offered at £2.84 – well I was lucky, and you will be too, even having to pay this for it, you could pay more than double this and still not get the good exciting and different story that this offers. You don’t have to be into motor racing to appreciate it, but doubtless this will add an extra interest if you are. Basically it is a legal thriller with its storyline taken from the motor racing circuits. With the story gradually progressing, yet frequently going back in time to fill in the background, it can at times be confusing, but I found that it all made sense in the end! Buy it, read it, enjoy!

Couldn’t put it down

 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.

High octane thriller

 on 11 May 2013
By DJW13
This was definitely a high octane thriller. By the end you still weren’t quite sure how much was fact and how much was fiction, but it is certainly an enjoyable read. The chapters did try to make it clear whether they referred to the past or the present, but it could still be a bit confusing. Those who know a lot about motor racing, or the legal system, will probably get the most out of the story.

Thoroughly enjoyable!

 on 16 February 2013
By G. Willoughby
I purchased this book after reading the other reviews and was not dissapointed. It is a well written and an unusual story which i found very entertaining as well as a littlethought provoking. You gather from the book that it is based on actual events and if this is true then I feel very sorry for the main character. The driving descriptions are good and I especially enjoyed the Brands Hatch bits as I live near to Brands and have been there many times and been round it a few times. Read this book!

Five Stars

 on 2 December 2016
By grahamurquhart
Great Book – A real insight – Terrific

A surprising take on the UK justice system

 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 review

 on 8 November 2012
By Mrs. A. Robertspm
This was a very interesting and page turning experience. I had to struggle to put the book down as I kept wanting to know what happened next. It was a pleasure to read a book which did not fall into the trap of repeating itself every few pages. The author obviously felt the reader was intelligent enough not to need an update on the history of previous events already mentioned. The fact it seemed so true to life was another point in its favour. All in all if you like detective stories with or without the legal wrangling this book will not disappoint.

Interesting read and highly recommend.

 on 27 July 2016
By Jacqueline
Very interesting read which I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend!
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