The Missing Activist (Paperback)Louise Burfitt-Dons (author)
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Post-Referendum Britain and a country on high alert for terrorist attacks.
When a young political activist disappears in London, an off-the-wall PI Karen Andersen is put on the case. She uncovers secrets of a party system which prizes loyalty above truth, a serial killer and a female Jihadi plotting deadly revenge on the British Government.
A behind-the-scenes political thriller and bullying story of poignancy and compassion. The author has had experience of both having been a national candidate during the 2015 General Election as well as the founder of an anti-bullying charity during the scandal which rocked the Tories after the tragic death of a young activist later that year.
Louise Burfitt-Dons is a former journalist, playwright, and screenwriter of thrillers. This is her first crime novel. All characters and places are imaginary.
Publisher: New Century
Number of pages: 418
Dimensions: 203 x 127 mm
Explosive Expose. A no-holds barred expose of dirty tricks in the Tory party, set against a background of violent Islamist jihad and major social change in contemporary Britain. With her personal experience of political campaigning and her involvement in an anti-bullying and other mental health charities, Burfitt-Dons writes with knowledge and conviction.
A fast-paced, racy thriller which keeps up the suspense until the final denouement, this is far more than just a page-turner: it is a warning to all of us about just what is at stake, politically, economically and socially, in Brexit Britain. Amazon
...This book is stunningly different from many thrillers I've read recently. There are several murders and a big finish. But using examples like the Kurdaitcha practices in aboriginal culture and other research into group behaviour, it is also a compassionate tale which grips to the very end.
There are some truly original great characters in this book. Haruto, the half Scottish half Japanese love interest of Karen Andersen, Bea Harrison who trains women wannabe politicians and turns a blind eye to her husband's shortcomings, the long-winded Quacker, the runaway Filipino maids, the charismatic Zinah Al-Rashid who once worked in Harrods, Robin Miller the star-struck twenty one year old with a heart of gold who is wedded to the party which shafts him, Tammy Kell, the cool as ice female Tory candidate, and Andersen herself, the highly sensitive off the wall private investigator who is fighting her own demons with a second-hand foil off the internet. ......
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“A gripping thriller with tenderness and great characters”
This is an original and thought provoking book. A fascinating behind the scenes of politics, feminism, jihadi recruits. which grips from the start. Burfitt-Dons has the roller-coaster skills of a great thriller... More
“Gripping Political Thriller!”
The Missing Activist begins with Zinah Al-Rashid recruiting a teenage recruit for her contingent of jihadi brides. It moves right along at cracking pace to the apparent suicide of a leading feminist and then the... More
“Twists and turns galore”
The Missing Activist is a real page turner. Set mostly in London it grabs you pretty quickly. Thought provoking and unique. Loved it.
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