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That Will Do Nicely

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3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
• Tom Pascoe is the central character in the novel. He’s about 40 something… past the first flush of youth and he has just finished his marriage to his unlovely wife Theresa.
To say that their marriage had been less than perfect would be an understatement.
She was all want, want, want and she readily spent any money that they acquired, on various frivolities.
Unfortunatel
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Kindle Edition, Electronic, 319 pages
Published August 27th 2010 by amazon.com (first published July 14th 2010)
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Randy
May 28, 2014 Randy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was an audacious plan, fueled by Tom Pascoe's shrew of an ex-wife. She'd played around on him for ten years and when he caught here in bed with one of his co-workers, he'd tossed them both out in the street naked.

Her revenge got him fired(her daddy owned the company) and a credit card taken out in his name, then ran up to 18,000 pounds.

The plan took months to plan and execute and he gained a partner along the way, the beautiful Samantha. His expertise in photography and printing work and her
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Book Him Danno
Dec 26, 2014 Book Him Danno rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a crime story that takes place in London England and other parts of Europe. There is no violence and any sex is left to the readers imagination. It revolves around a plot to steal two million pounds sterling (give or take) thru the use of counterfeit travelers checks. The two criminals and the Detective Inspector who investigates the case are truly likeable individuals. The story is constructed so well that one is caught between hoping that all are successful in their role. I was caught ...more
Barbara
In That Will Do Nicely, British citizen Tom Pascoe, left in debt by his vindictive ex-wife, devises a scheme to forge travelers checks. Tom enlists the aid of beautiful Samantha and the two accomplices set out to get rich. Tom and Sam become romantically involved while devising and carrying out their clever plan and enjoy each other's company along with European travel, delicious meals, and intimate interludes. The characters in this book are rather two-dimensional but the forging scheme is well ...more
William Arsenis
Mar 17, 2013 William Arsenis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
THAT WILL DO NICELY was a rather peculiar read because although the characters were flat and the story predictable, I was still fascinated from beginning to end.

I can’t vouch for the accuracy of the information because I know nothing about making traveler’s checks, especially back in the 80’s, but everything certainly felt right. Ian Wallace Cambelle must have done a hell of a lot of research to write this book.
I think what makes THAT WILL DO NICELY so readable is the amazing details that someho
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Raghu
Feb 16, 2014 Raghu rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this a delightful and absorbing crime novel right from the word 'Go'. The story gets into stride straightaway and the interest is kept alive and sustained all along with some crisp and classical style of writing. It is about Tom Pascoe, a man in his late thirties, who banishes his rich wife from their house after he finds her cuckolding him in their own home. His vindictive wife gets back at him by running up a massive bill on one of his credit cards and bringing him to the brink of ...more
Top
Jan 23, 2016 Top rated it really liked it
Shelves: gift, thriller, english
'That Will Do Nicely' written by Ian Wallace Campbell is an exciting and interesting thriller set in UK back into the 1980s.

The book main character is forty years old clerk in import/export firm Tom Pascoe. His wife cheated on him for some time until he caught her, but after they separated that was not enough for her, so she made a credit card debt on his name in such an amount that he cannot pay. Faced with a difficult choice do declare bankruptcy or find a way to pay the debt in less honest wa
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Joan Adamak
Mar 08, 2013 Joan Adamak rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unique plot is intriguing

Thirty-eight year old Tom Pascoe was emotionally depressed and down and out. When he learned that his wife had been unfaithful to him, she divorced him, his father-in-law fired him and the wife left him with a credit card balance of several thousand dollars issued by American Express Travelers’ checks. His attorney said he had three choices. Pay the bill, go into bankruptcy or sue her for fraud, which would take years in the courts, costly and he probably wouldn’t win. H
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Shelly Itkin
May 14, 2013 Shelly Itkin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We are introduced to Thomas Pascoe who is 38 years old and catches his wife in bed with someone who works at the same office he does during one of their house parties. Without thinking he throws the two of them out of the house stark naked and what happens is he is fired from the office he worked in which was his ex father in laws.

Revenge is a terrible thing and so his wife runs up some extremely high bills which he is told must be paid within a year or he will end up in jail.

Not willing to exce
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Ian
Jan 05, 2014 Ian rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: crime
Within the pages of That Will Do Nicely, author Ian Campbell tells the story of a British gentleman named Tom Pascoe who, after a devastating divorce leaves him in financial dire straits, is faced with the choice of either wilfully accepting his fate or taking a stand and using the knowledge he has acquired over the course of his life to fight his way back to the surface.
In doing so, Campbell paints a detailed portrait of a complex crime caper in which success hinges on timing, dedication and n
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Gregg Matthews
Apr 15, 2015 Gregg Matthews rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I downloaded this e-book to my Kindle Fire. The Author Ian Wallace Campbell did a good job writing this Novel. This is a good story with appealing smart characters. This is a good technically written e-book. The scenes described brought me there. The author's attention to detail was excellent in describing the counterfeiting process. There is a lot of moving parts to this story, where the timing is crucial. The author did a good job putting all the moving parts together and created a solid ...more
Marcus Johnson
May 28, 2014 Marcus Johnson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tom Pascoe is down on his luck, and in debt. He decides he can do one of two things, use his skills to commit a crime, or write a book about someone using his skills to commit a crime. Unlike Ian Campbell himself, Tom Pascoe settles for the crime option.

And so the reader follows Tom Pascoe and his newly (and far too easily) acquired partner-in-crime as they prepare for, plan, and commit their felony.

C.S. Lewis once said something like this; `The most heinous crimes are planned, discussed, and di
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Fran
May 01, 2014 Fran rated it liked it
It was a little bit like "Catch me if you Can." I found myself rooting for the pair to pull it off.
There were times when the book seemed to bog down a bit with the details of the plan, and I found myself disturbed, at times, by what seemed to be a change in the personality of the central character. He came off as a tad stupid and bumbling and naïve...sort of a milquetoast, but by the end he is almost obnoxiously bossy, clever as a fox, and dangerous as a serpent. I'm surprised the girl stayed.
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J. Ewbank
Enjoyed reading this book by Campbell very much. Have not read anything remotely like this in the past. The main characters were not fleshed out exceptionally well. But, the PLOT, the plot is what keeps you reading because it is unusual and different. Don't know that much about the ins and outs of the banking, credit card and traveler's checks industries which are all involved, but it makes for a great and enjoyable story.

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesly, Natural Man, and the Isms" and "Wesle
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LLona Cunningham
Jan 05, 2014 LLona Cunningham marked it as not-going-to-finish
I really wanted to like this one to support the author, but there are enough speed bumps to finally knock me off the path. Good beginning for a 'Revenge' story, but then the protag lands a girlfriend in an improbable and hard to believe scenario. They work together to set up a major scam that wouldn't work at all in real life, waste a huge amount of attention on details to create fake checks that would be simple to pull off, and skip needed detail to show how they would get the victims to ...more
Geoff Woodland
Aug 22, 2013 Geoff Woodland rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The plot, rather than the characters, kept me reading this story. The story is a glimpse into the world of travellers cheques and how the system works behind the public face of the banks. I enjoyed the read and thought that it would make a good light hearted movie.
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Ian
Feb 12, 2013 Ian rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Ian
May 28, 2014 Ian rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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