Daz Croxley. An unemployable, inner-city dwelling retro-punk. Illiterate because of his dyslexia - but possessed of his own peculiar intelligence. Struggling to pay off his corrupt landlord, Daz loots an electronics shop during an inner-city riot. Included in his bounty is a handful of sequentially-numbered GBP20 notes. Daz can't know that this money comes from a vastly larger hoard, the product of a fraudulent property deal, a hoard for which men have already died. But others know. The achitect of the fraud for one - serving his jail term but still with a dangerously long reach. Police officers - not all batting for the same team. Other criminals out for what they can get. When word leaks out that Daz knows the location of the money, his life and the lives of his few real friends are in peril. His only hope is to play his pursuers off against each other in a deadly game of bluff and double bluff.
Leicester-based Rod Duncan is a house-husband in his mid-thirties, whose wife teaches English to asylum seekers. Born in Wales, Rod Duncan moved to Taiwan in 1989, where he established an environmental education development programme on behalf of the Baha'i community. He returned to Leicester in 1993. BACKLASH is Rod Duncan's first novel.