Thomas, Mike Ugly Bus

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Ugly Bus

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A thrilling and shocking new novel from the acclaimed author of Pocket Notebook.

Christmas time. Mistletoe and wine. The season of domestics, religion, adultery, drugs, hangovers, alcohol, parties, fights, unwanted gifts, football matches and good fucking will to all men.

And that’s just one tour of duty on a TSG van.

Ugly Bus is five cops. Martin. Flub. Dullas. Vince. And good old brain-dead Thrush. Specialist Territorial Support Group officers working a late shift on Boxing Day. Martin Finch is the new sergeant on the group: young, idealistic, following in his late father’s footsteps and desperate to make a difference. Unfortunately the old sweat coppers he’s now working alongside have other plans...

What begins as a routine shift policing a football match rapidly descends into chaos, and Martin is faced with the question: just how far would you go to fit in? The answer will change the lives of everyone on the Ugly Bus – and the life of a young woman drawn into their orbit – forever.

Always remember: what happens on the van, stays on the van.

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Boxing day, late shift.

On duty: Flub, Dullas, Vince and Thrush.

The new guy: Sergeant Martin Finch.

What begins as a routine shift policing a football match rapidly descends into chaos. But how far will new guy Martin go to fit in? One thing is for certain: the lives of everyone on the Ugly Bus – and the life of a young woman drawn into their orbit – will change for ever.

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"A warts and all look at modern policing on the frontline, Thomas pulls no punches as modern British life is played out in all its absurd glory … Dark and hilarious, Ugly Bus is never short of compelling." ( Hull Daily Mail)

" Ugly Bus is a blend of darkness and humour … Just when you think it has no more twists and turns to offer, the novel's final scene is startlingly revelatory about who and what a particular person is … there are characters here whose story could well be continued in a third novel … Bring it on, I say, provided it has the tension, momentum, observational keenness and dry wit of this one." ( Sheenagh Pugh blog)

"I think what struck me more than anything else was how believable everything was and Thomas' brilliance in setting scenes, creating characters who I felt I could genuinely see and relentless black humour, darkness and pure grit. It's sweary, it's dirty and it's real." ( Plastic Rosaries)

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