It’s the end of the Swinging Sixties: a hedonistic time of sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll – and violence. At the opening night of the brand new million-pound music club The Lexxicon, coloured spotlights slice through the atmospheric haze, enveloping the three figures standing centre stage: multi-millionaire club owner Gerry Fortuna, his wife Janine, and rock star Pete Peterson. All three, harbouring secrets they know must never be revealed.
Gerry Fortuna is hell bent on building his empire, Janine is intent on having lots of fun and lots of sex, while Pete Peterson is rapidly climbing the ladder of success in the cut-throat music industry.
Three lives become inextricably intertwined, as we follow them into a world of sordid affairs, drugs, terrorism ... and murder.
Can Gerry and Janine stay one step ahead of their most ruthless predators?
Will Pete’s determination to realise his dreams bring about his own downfall?
Sometimes, even all the money in the world is not enough.
For those who enjoy their drama dark, gritty and brutally honest,
‘Whatever It Takes’ is the debut novel from Des Tong.