Mary's first career was as a lawyer in the City, where she learnt that the truth is always stranger than fiction, and often less believable. She is currently editing her second novel, a thriller set in the worlds of offshore finance and human trafficking where Marcus also appears.

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The Exchange

Deep in his pocket, Marcus twirled the beads of the brooch as he walked towards the Royal Exchange. His thoughts moved to the sensual feel of the beads on his fingertips and what might happen later. He hoped the brooch would do the trick. It hadn’t cost much, but it was the thought that counted. He hadn’t really been thinking… Read it