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If a Wicked Man: True Freedom Behind Bars

John LawsonJohn Sealey

If a Wicked Man: True Freedom Behind Bars

John LawsonJohn Sealey

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The true crime biography of John Lawson, born in Scotland and raised in South Africa until the age of ten where his policeman father locked him home alone and never returned. Rescued after four days without food he was sent back to Scotland where rage grew inside. In Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and London's Soho his fighting skills and courage made him a man with a reputation among the gangs and violent men running the clubs where vice and prostitution were rife. Riding with a biker gang, trained as a bodyguard and graduating to 'debt collecting' for international racketeers his life was full of brutality and crime. It was only when serving his third jail sentence that he found the way to escape the prison of brutality that his life had become. A remarkable story of one man's escape from his past life by finding The Truth that set him free.

Review Quotes:

"If a Wicked Man is a book I can easily relate to, the love of money and a cold heart can drive violent men like us to take by force what we feel society owes us. Brutally honest, deadly serious, yet strangely funny at times. A compelling story of a wicked and violent man...with an unexpected twist."
- Rocco Morelli, Former mafia mobster

"A truly powerful account of a life changed."
- Major General Tim Cross, CBE

"John Lawson was a man who had profiteered on the weakness, fear and vice of others. If a Wicked Man is told faithfully, in simple language, no excuses. Read it, and believe that there is always hope."
- Anne Perry, NYT best-selling author

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About "If a Wicked Man: True Freedom Behind Bars"

The true crime biography of John Lawson, born in Scotland and raised in South Africa until the age of ten where his policeman father locked him home alone and never returned. Rescued after four days without food he was sent back to Scotland where rage grew inside. In Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and London's Soho his fighting skills and courage made him a man with a reputation among the gangs and violent men running the clubs where vice and prostitution were rife. Riding with a biker gang, trained as a bodyguard and graduating to 'debt collecting' for international racketeers his life was full of brutality and crime. It was only when serving his third jail sentence that he found the way to escape the prison of brutality that his life had become. A remarkable story of one man's escape from his past life by finding The Truth that set him free.

Review Quotes:

"If a Wicked Man is a book I can easily relate to, the love of money and a cold heart can drive violent men like us to take by force what we feel society owes us. Brutally honest, deadly serious, yet strangely funny at times. A compelling story of a wicked and violent man...with an unexpected twist."
- Rocco Morelli, Former mafia mobster

"A truly powerful account of a life changed."
- Major General Tim Cross, CBE

"John Lawson was a man who had profiteered on the weakness, fear and vice of others. If a Wicked Man is told faithfully, in simple language, no excuses. Read it, and believe that there is always hope."
- Anne Perry, NYT best-selling author
- Koorong

Meet the Authors

John Lawson

John Lawson was born in Scotland and raised in South Africa until the age of ten. John's mother had returned to the UK to nurse her dying father when John's policeman father locked him in their apartment and ran off with his mistress never to return. After four days without food he was rescued and sent back to the UK. Both grandparents died quickly and they were left penniless and homeless. His mother eventually found them a flat in the roughest housing estate in Europe, just outside Glasgow Scotland. John became an angry young man and grew up to become a violent criminal, he joined a biker gang, worked with the Maltese Mafia in London's Soho and managed the largest brothel in the city. A short spell in prison later he went back to working the nightclubs, trained as a bodyguard and worked with the Rolling Stones for a short time before the more lucrative offer of working as an enforcer for gangsters lured him into serious crime including kidnap and extortion. Finally the police caught up with him and he was sent to prison for five years. It was in that high security prison in Scotland where his life dramatically changed when he heard the Gospel message and surrendered his life to Jesus. Today he is an international speaker and travels to some of the toughest prisons on the planet, he is often invited to preach and teach at churches and Bible Colleges. John is married to Carolyn, they have six children between them and they live in East Sussex in England.

John Sealey

John tells the story as a former employee not only of the companies that were merged to form Wessex in 1947 but also the histories of the companies that were taken over after that date and the very many forerunners concerned. He is able to call upon his first hand memories of the period and those of former Directors and family members, senior employees and drivers as well as some of his then contacts within other companies and is able to form a very interesting picture of what the industry was really like at that time.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 525875
  • Product Code 9781610362122
  • ISBN 1610362128
  • EAN 9781610362122
  • Pages 352
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bridge Logos Publishers
  • Publication Date Jan 2019
  • Sales Rank #2724
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 25 mm

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