If you had a credit card with no limit, what would you buy? Maxine Bridger lives in fear of her bank statement. She is addicted to coffee, magazines, cigarettes and Italian dresses. Her working day is spent in a dowdy shoe shop, far from the career she craves in fashion design. She shares a Brighton flat with two women. One of them, Cat, would be a music star if only she could only play the guitar, and a model if she could only stay off the bacon sandwiches. The property's owner, Heather, is a financial wizard. Yet when she loses her job, her life is plunged into turmoil. Heather's former employer, Moneymax Credit International, is on the verge of launching its new service for millionaire clients. The Infinity Card, as it is known, has one major selling point...limitless credit. Naturally, it really shouldn't fall into the hands of wage slaves and their unemployed landlord. To make matters worse, if these women chanced upon an Infinity Card, they'd have very different ideas on how it should be used. If you could have anything you ever wanted, what would you have? Maxine may have to ask this question, and decide if she can afford the price.
Warwick Payne spent a decade in newspapers and is former chief reporter of the Hampshire Chronicle. Winning regional and national awards, he cut his teeth writing university, pub and hotel guides. His debut book, The Portland Contract, was released by Olympia Publishers in 2013. This was followed by Always Maxed Out on Amazon Kindle Direct and Create Space in 2015. He left newspapers in 2012 on being offered a role in Southampton City Council's cabinet, and in May 2015 became its deputy leader. His interests include local live music, cycling, golf, real ale, classic cars and, of course, writing. He lives in Woolston, Southampton, with his wife, Louise - who is also a former news and music journalist - and their daughter, Tabitha.