RECREATION: A short story prequel to Chris Graham's, the 'Lena's Friends' novels. The year is 2004. You are about to meet Lena Fox for the very first time. Lena sells herself. She works as a high class escort. In essence, she is a prostitute. A very good one, a very successful one, she enjoys her work immensely and has done very well from it. Lena's real passion though, is not one that reflects the Champagne lifestyle of her wealthy clientèle. Lena's passion has wheels. Lena prefers to wear well worn jeans, Doc Marten boots, and an old black leather jacket that had once belonged to her late father. Her father had given her the passion for riding motorcycles. At a bike rally, Lena gets involved with helping the victim of a crime and also meets up with Tony, someone she had previously met in a ‘professional’ way... Despite initial worries that her business and private lives should be kept separate, it soon becomes obvious that Tony was definitely going to be one of ‘Lena's Friends’... PAYBACK: Payback is the second, novella length, prequel to Chris Graham's, 'Lena's Friends' series. * * * Lena Fox, and two of her friends are among the professional 'escorts' who are engaged to work as ‘hostesses’ at the opening of an exclusive but illegal gambling club, hidden away in one of Bristol's leafy suburbs. Despite the evening seeming to pass without undue drama, a grim discovery is made by casino staff who are clearing up after the event. A body is found in the tidal mud of the River Avon and naturally, questions are asked by the police. The body turns out to be a man who was a known drug dealer, pimp, and loan shark. The police become even more interested. He was a man who had some very nasty secrets. It begins to look like murder... Who was the murderer and why did they commit the crime? The past comes back to haunt one of the hostesses. But will she let it be her downfall?