The Kingmaker is the fifth book in the series by crime writer Sandra Prior, following Dangerous, Diamond Geezer, Mickey’s War and Mickey's Revenge.
With Mickey ‘Dangerous’ Taylor gone, his son Tommy is the new boss of the East End and he’s taking the gangland by storm, leaving his mark as the impeccably dressed, take-no-shit boss he’s always dreamt of being. With new ventures around every corner, a new bird every day of the week and unlimited booze and blow, Tommy is well and truly out from under his father’s shadow.
But there are dark undercurrents swirling around the Taylors and trouble is approaching from all angles. With a problem in Ireland for his uncle Johnny, a restless wife and scandalous mother, Tommy has his hands full. And those are only the threats he knows about. Miles away, someone is stalking Terri and Georgie with a deep secret from their past, a secret that has lain hidden for over twenty years.
Tommy might have overestimated his ability to navigate this dangerous territory, but while his hot-headed solutions cause more problems than they solve, the cool-headed Sharon watches and waits, quietly influencing him with the sense that a lifetime of experience has taught her. But is she really helping Tommy, or is she pursuing her own hidden agenda?
With the noose tightening and the stakes growing ever higher, Tommy finds that being the Guv’nor isn’t just about the money and the glamour – will he have what it takes to ensure that the Taylor family survives their greatest challenge?