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In the Evil Day - Peter Temple


Published: January 2008
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The Cold War is long dead but the trade in deceit and lies is still running hot. In Hamburg, John Anselm is hiding from the ghosts he has left behind in foreign war zones. He spends his days working for a surveillance firm whose business is just this side of legal. At night he drinks too much, paranoid about the suspicions he glimpses in the eyes of strangers. In London, Caroline Wishart calls herself an exposi journalist. Her speciality is the sex lives of British politicians. The story she has stumbled on could make her career - or is she playing somebody else's game? Into both their lives comes ex-mercenary Con Neimand, bearing an explosive secret, a secret with the power to topple governments and destroy them all. Cleverly plotted and peppered with dark irony and lean prose, In the Evil Day conjures a world where information is more dangerous than explosives and secrets are worth more than human life.



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Totally different to later novels


from Sydney Australia

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  • Difficult To Follow
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Comments about In the Evil Day:

After reading Peter Temple's later Australian based books, I found I just didn't like this one at all. Too disjointed. I tossed it after about a quarter of the way in, which is a rarity for me.

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Peter Temple

Peter Temple is the author of nine novels, including four books in the Jack Irish series. He has won the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction five times, and his widely acclaimed novels have been published in over twenty countries.

The Broken Shore won the UK’s prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger for the best crime novel of 2007 and Truth won the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the first time a crime writer has won an award of this calibre anywhere in the world. Temple’s first two novels Bad Debts and Black Tide have been made into films with Guy Pearce starring as Jack Irish.

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ISBN: 9781921351204
ISBN-10: 1921351209
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: January 2008
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.7  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1