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A Single Source: a gripping political thriller from the author of A Dying Breed

A Single Source: a gripping political thriller from the author of A Dying Breed

Veteran reporter William Carver returns in this brilliant thriller set against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, from the author of the highly-acclaimed A Dying Breed

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ISBN 9781473625464
Barcode 9781473625464
Published 14 May 2019 by Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Hanington, Peter
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ISBN-13 9781473625464
ISBN-10 1473625467
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Imprint Two Roads
Publication Date 14 May 2019
International Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hanington, Peter
Category Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Press & Journalism
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Arab Spring, 2010- - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 975962

Description of this Book

'Topical, authoritative and gripping' Charles Cumming 'Tight, pacey and strong on atmosphere' Michael Palin 'Completely unputdownable - gripping' Seb Emina 'Compelling' Mishal Husain 'Draws you in from the first line and keeps you guessing until, literally, the very last' Allan Little 'thrilling' Dame Ann Leslie Veteran BBC reporter William Carver is in Cairo - bang in the middle of the Arab Spring. 'The only story in the world' according to his editor. But it isn't - there's another story, more significant andpotentially more dangerous, and if no one else is willing to tell it ... then Carver will, whatever the consequences. A Single Source tells two stories, which over a few tumultuous months come together to prove inextricably linked. There are the dramatic, world-changing events across North Africa and the Middle East, as protesters led by a new generation of tech-savvy youngsters challenge the established order. Then there are two Eritrean brothers, desperate to make their way up from the Horn of Africa across their continent to a better life in Europe. The horrors they endure at the hands of people traffickers and others along the way test their endurance and humanity to its limit. William Carver spots the Arab Spring early, aided by one of the infamous 'Listeners' at the BBC monitoring station in Caversham. He and his producer, Patrick, chase the story across North Africa before arriving in Egypt where the battle between the corrupt old order and the new will be both bloody and potentially definitive. The world is watching, but its attention span is increasingly short. Carver knows the story is a complex one and, in the age of Facebook, Twitter and rolling news, difficult stories are getting harder to tell. If everyone is a reporter, then who do you believe? Meanwhile in London there are powerful forces who look at these world-changing events and see not a bright new dawn, but a business opportunity. *Praise for Peter Hanington's A Dying Breed, which first featured William Carver* 'Wholly compelling and shrewdly wise' William Boyd 'A belting good read' A.L. Kennedy 'I look forward to more of Hanington's work with great expectations' Melvyn Bragg 'Enthralling' Michael Palin 'Thoughtful, atmospheric and grippingly plotted' Guardian 'Hanington has true talent' The Times

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review If you love le Carre, were gripped by Homeland and couldn't get your nose out of A Dying Breed, Hanington's first novel about war reporters, here's another thrilling read for you . . .The anti-hero in both novels is hard-bitten hack William Carver - a classic Lunchtime O'Booze figure - who is, miraculously, still alive. Carver fans will look forward to meeting the old curmudgeon again in Hanington's next cracking tale -- Dame Ann Leslie Peter Hanington has a gift for fast-paced narrative, atmospheric location and authentic, often hilarious dialogue . . . people trafficking, gun smuggling, murder and betrayal are all conjured in a shifting interplay that draws you in from the first line and keeps you guessing until, literally, the very last -- Allan Little, former BBC special correspondent A compelling story set against some of the global forces shaping our times -- Mishal Husain, BBC Today presenter Completely unputdownable - gripping -- Seb Emina Tight, pacey and strong on atmosphere -- Michael Palin Topical, authoritative and gripping -- Charles Cumming
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Peter Hanington is the author of A Dying Breed and A Single Source. He has worked as a journalist for over twenty-five years, including fourteen years at the Today Programme and more recently The World Tonight and Newshour on the BBC World Service. He lives in London with his wife and has two grown-up children.

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