The Sandpit (Paperback)Nicholas Shakespeare (author)
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'A remarkable contemporary thriller... A triumph' WILLIAM BOYD
A journalist becomes embroiled in a world of secrets and paranoia when a nuclear scientist goes missing.
When John Dyer returns to Oxford from Brazil with his young son, Leandro, he expects a quiet life. His time living on the edge as a foreign correspondent is over.
But these rainy streets turn out to be just as treacherous as those he used to walk in Rio. Leandro's schoolmates are the children of powerful people, and a chance conversation with another father, Iranian scientist Rustum Marvar, sets Dyer onto a truly dangerous path.
Then Marvar disappears. Soon, sinister factions are circling, and become acutely interested in what Dyer knows about Marvar's world-changing discovery...
'An absorbing thriller with shades of John le Carre' Evening Standard
'Exciting... A page-turner' Daily Telegraph
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm
Wonderfully well written...old school in the best possible way, with an insidious escalation of menace, and paranoia that fairly shimmers off the pages * Guardian *
A remarkable contemporary thriller - with shades of Graham Greene and Le Carre about it - but also a profound and compelling investigation of a hugely complex human predicament. Brilliantly observed, captivatingly written, grippingly narrated - a triumph * William Boyd *
A grimly absorbing literary thriller with shades of John le Carre... opens a window onto the murky world of international nuclear policy and espionage amorality * Evening Standard *
Quite simply excellent. If you're looking for something exciting and sinewy to read, this is it. There's no mistaking quality when it appears in book form * John Simpson *
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“A sophisticated summer read”
I have read a book by Nicholas Shakespeare before; and continue to be impressed with his writing. In this suspense thriller, John Dyer is an ex-Phoenix prep school pupil and ex-foreign correspondent journalist. He is... More
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“For me a very Good Read”
My thanks to Random House and Netgalley for the copy of this eBook in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.
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