Just published "The Hardest Word", a short story about the banking crisis. That description may sound like a bit of a turn-off - especially as it's been on the news so much. But I've tried to inject some drama by having my banker character kidnapped fairly early on in the proceedings. I was also keen to show that, whilst he may not be very likeable, he's nobody's fool - and he certainly gives as good as he gets. The story is really about why he feels no sense of personal responsibility for what's happened - and why we as a society seem to have found it so difficult to hold the banks to account. I hope you enjoy it (if "enjoy" is the right word...) and I'd appreciate any feedback (good or bad).