Tony Kent on balancing being an author and criminal barrister


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Tony Kent is an author and criminal barrister.

Tony grew up on a council estate in west London, he came from an Irish family of builders some of whom, including his older brother, found themselves on the wrong side of the law. It was during one of his brother’s brushes with the law that Tony decided he wanted to be a barrister. Fast forward today and Tony runs one of the UK tops law firms representing some of the most notorious gangsters and criminals.

Tony's first novel, Killer Intent, a political thriller, was one of the ‘must reads’ of 2018. It was selected for the Zoe Ball Book Club and is currently being adapted into a TV series. His second book, Marked For Death, followed and was picked by the Richard & Judy Book Club. His third novel, Power Play, is a highly-topical thriller of corruption and power, cementing Tony’s reputation as one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction.

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