A SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH 'HANINGTON EXCELS...THERE ARE NODS TO LE CARRE' BUT HIS IMPRESSIVE DEBUT IS HIS OWN THING' The Sunday Times 'THOUGHTFUL, ATMOSPHERIC AND GRIPPINGLY PLOTTED' Guardian 'IMPRESSIVE...HANINGTON HAS TRUE TALENT' The Times 'TREMENDOUS' William Boyd 'ENTHRALLING' Michael Palin 'AMAZINGLY GRIPPING' Melvyn Bragg 'A BELTING GOOD READ' A.L. Kennedy 'I LOVED EVERY MINUTE IN THIS BOOK'S COMPANY' Fi Glover 'A NATURAL STORYTELLER' John Humphrys 'DEEPLY INTELLIGENT' Will Gompertz Kabul, Afghanistan. In a brilliantly plotted contemporary thriller with echoes of Graham Greene and John le Carre, William Carver, a veteran but unpredictable BBC hack, is thrown into the unknown when a bomb goes off killing a local official. Warned off the story from every direction, Carver won't give in until he finds the truth. Patrick, a young producer, is sent out on his first foreign assignment to control the wayward Carver, but as the story unravels it looks like the real story lies between the shadowy corridors of the BBC, the perilous streets of Kabul and the dark chambers of Whitehall.
Set in a shadowy world of dubious morality and political treachery, A Dying Breed is a gripping novel about journalism in a time of war, about the struggle to tell the stories that need to be told - even if it is much easier not to.
Peter Hanington has worked for BBC Radio 4's Today Programme for fourteen years and throughout the Iraqi and Afghanistan conflicts. He initiated and ran the special guest editor programmes and has also worked on various special projects including collaborations with the Manchester International Festival and Glastonbury. He lives in London with his wife and two children.
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