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GBH

(1980)
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GBH, short for Grievous Bodily Harm, is an unnerving tale of paranoia and madness in the heart of the 1970s London criminal underworld. Two intertwining narratives - past and present - chronicle the man's tragic fall from power. In London, Fowler resides at the head of a lucrative criminal syndicate that specializes in the production and distribution of "blue films" - illegal pornography and some nasty stuff. Fowler is king, with a beautiful girl at his side and a swanky penthouse office atop a high-rise, but his entire world is in jeopardy.

Someone is undermining his empire from within, and Fowler becomes increasingly ruthless in his pursuit of the unknown traitor. As his paranoia envelops him, Fowler loses trust in just about everyone, including his closest friends and associates, and begins to rely on the opinions of an increasingly smaller set of advisors.

Juxtaposed with the terror and violence of Fowler's last days in London is the flash-forward narrative of his hideout bunker in a tiny English beach town, where Fowler skulks during the off-season among the locals, trying to put together the pieces of his fallen empire. Just as it seems possible for Fowler to reclaim his throne, another trigger threatens to cause his total, irreparable unraveling.

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: GBH
Author(s): Ted Lewis
ISBN: 1-61695-550-3 / 978-1-61695-550-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: GBH (Soho Crime)
Author(s): Ted Lewis
ISBN: 1-61695-646-1 / 978-1-61695-646-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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February 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: GBH
Author(s): Ted Lewis
ISBN: 0-7490-0117-8 / 978-0-7490-0117-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allison & Busby
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February 1980 : UK Paperback
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Title: GBH
Author(s): Ted Lewis
ISBN: 0-7221-5517-4 / 978-0-7221-5517-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: GBH
Author(s): Ted Lewis
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: GBH
Author(s): Ted Lewis
Publisher: No Exit Press
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April 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: GBH
Author(s): Ted Lewis
Publisher: Soho Crime
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