In the vel George Evans, the title character and his friend Charles Fletcher both aspire to live the alluring life of an international banker in 1960s London. Told in the form of a conversation between George and ather old friend, this vel recounts the dual quest of George and Charles.After the devaluation of sterling in 1967 and the boom in shipping created by the Arab-Israeli war, Thomson, Guthrie decides it needs a shipping division, and appoints Charles and George to run it. Because Thomson, Guthrie is an American bank, Charles is named head and George is his number two. Through love affairs, familial connections, and a changing banking industry, George and Charles remain friends.
A. F. Gillotti has degrees from Yale and the University of North Carolina and spent three years in Army intelligence. He worked for Bankers Trust Company in New York for ten years, where he specialized in country lending and ship finance. In 1980 he transferred to London where he worked in corporate finance and private banking for fifteen years. His first novel, Death of a Ship Owner, was published in 1981. It was followed in 1984 by Skim, a novel about a banking syndication in West Africa. Skim was reissued in 2010 by Academy Chicago. A. F. Gillotti lives with his wife, Susan, in Norwich, Vermont.