By Jack Elgos
Reviewed by Angie Mangino
Rating: 4 stars
The prologue brings readers back to 1945 Berlin, Germany. Harry
and his friends, “an independent unit of enterprising British squaddies,” are
stashing their loot, or as his friend, Lenny called it, “a stupid box full of
The book begins in 2010 in Pontefract, West Yorkshire with
Harry’s son Alan after his father’s death. Going through his things, he finds
“a thick sheaf of wrinkled, yellowed, heavily creased old letters and papers.”
What he finds among them has him contacting his own friends
for a reunion of “The No Name Motorcycle Club” to elicit their help.
“They were a gang of young, strong, fit and fearless
bikers…but that was over thirty years ago.”
What follows is a story that will grip readers and keep them
involved until the very end. Readers will laugh and cry with this reunited
motorcycle club and their quest.
The dialogue is true Yorkshire, adding an authenticity that
makes the story even more compelling. An explanation of the words and phrases
at the beginning, and a short glossary at the end of the book, will have
readers well prepared to experience the adventure.