Gordon Micheals stood in the fountain with all his clothes on. -BANKER
I looked at my friend and saw a man who had robbed me. -HIGH STAKES
Art Matthews shot himself, loudly and messily, in the center of the parade ring at Dunstable races. -NERVE
And he was born on Halloween, not as significant a date in the U.K. as in the U.S. But in his novel The Danger (opening sentence: "There was a god awful cockup in Bologna.") his British hero solves a kidnapping in part because of his knowledge of American Halloween customs.