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1989 - Allie Burns (Hardback)Val McDermid (author)
The scintillating follow-up to McDermid's first Allie Burns thriller, 1989 recreates a world of hysteria about HIV and the Iron Curtain as the now-seasoned investigative reporter stumbles upon a deadly new case.
It's 1989 and Allie Burns is back.
Older and maybe wiser, she's running the northern news operation of the Sunday Globe, chafing at losing her role in investigative journalism and at the descent into the gutter of the UK tabloid media.
But there's plenty to keep her occupied. The year begins with the memorial service to the victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, but Allie has barely filed her copy when she stumbles over a story about HIV/AIDS that will shock her into a major change of direction.
The world of newspapers is undergoing a revolution, there's skulduggery in the medical research labs and there are seismic rumblings behind the Iron Curtain. When kidnap and murder are added to this potent mix, Allie is forced to question all her old certainties.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 647 g
Dimensions: 236 x 152 x 40 mm
Praise for 1979:
'The Queen of Crime has done it again... irresistible' - Patricia Cornwell
'McDermid is at her considerable best here' - Guardian
'A supremo of the genre at the height of her powers... an unmissable new series' - Peter James
'Allie is a fabulous character, I'll go wherever she takes me and I'm dying to see what she does next' - Marian Keyes
'McDermid can do edge-of-seat suspense better than most novelists... An excellent opener to what promises to be an outstanding series' - Spectator
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1989 is a hard hitting page turning read that you soon lose yourself in the story.
This book would be an excellent Book Club choice which I am sure we will see.
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