KC Doone was a Wall Street trader (it’s what he did best), with a beautiful younger wife (so what if she was number 3), a slightly tipsy mother (if nothing else, she was out of his way in Florida) and a constant supply of M&Ms (because he really liked M&Ms).

   The way he looked at it, he had life knocked. At least he thought he did until that Monday morning when, all of a sudden, life bit back

   Before the morning was over, he lost his job (there was something suspicious going on), discovered his wife in bed with her personal trainer (this was not what he thought personal training was supposed to be about) and learned that his mother was about to get thrown out of her tiny apartment (by one of the world’s richest men.)

   Before the day was done, K. C. Doone also learned that, sometimes, even confirmed cowards have to fight back.

   It took a goulash dinner to show him how he could earn a living, an unforgettable cast of misfits to help him don his suit of armor, a defrosted laptop to point him in the right direction, a Grand Tour of Europe to seek out the elusive Sir Tommy Whitestone, a mis-dialed phone number with a mysterious woman on the other end to give him the courage to go on, and a faulty elevator in London to change his life forever.

   With warmth, humor and his unique eye for life’s absurdities, Jeffrey Robinson turns one man’s adventure in the real world into the “feel good” novel of the year.

"This is Jeffrey Robinson's fifth novel and his 17th book. In such witty and diverting novels as The Monks Disciples and The Margin of the Bulls, Robinson has honed his highly entertaining style, with a particular emphasis on rich and outrageous characterisation. The new book has an eccentric but likeable hero, blithely thinking he has solved life's mysteries until he is faced with a terrifying situation: he loses his job, discovers his wife in bed with her personal trainer and hears that his mother is about to be dispossessed. But aided by a memorable cast of misfits, he begins a search for a mysterious Knight of the Realm who will aid him in

his quest to regain his life. The means by which this is accomplished involve some highly unlikely plotting, but the energy and wit with which Robinson marshals his forces keep the reader's suspension of disbelief in place and the characters stay firmly on the right side of plausibility. This functions as both as an audaciously plotted comedy of errors (with a far-from-heroic protagonist) and as a comic thriller of considerable skill. The dialogue, too, is a pleasure, with wisecracks to equal Elmore Leonard at his most mordant."

--Barry Forshaw