48 hours in London
Acknowledgements & Authors Note
For authenticity, I have kept locations and places exactly where they appear in reality.
Obviously in any work of fiction it is necessary to have fictional locations but where this has
been done the fictional locations are situated on real streets or in real areas of London. Most
buildings given a historic background exist and can be seen by walking around London. One is
fictional and it is for you to find out which one.
I have taken very few liberties with the transport arrangements mentioned in the book, and
most journeys can be travelled as described. Believe me, I have travelled many of these routes
hundreds of times.
I am grateful to the experts in gems, firearms, physical combat, loss adjusting, insurance
and banking who freely and enthusiastically give their time to allow us authors to maintain
I reserve my most grateful thanks for Sue W, my editor, who has proof read and improved
all of my books since my first book was published by Macmillan in 1994.
Finally I acknowledge the assistance given by Fidus Books on taking the City of London
Thrillers into electronic format for the Kindle.
J Jackson Bentley, London.