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Spike by John Burns
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An adulterous MP is perfect front page material for a tabloid reporter like Max Chard - even more so when the mistress is found dead . . .It is not often that a Chief Crime Correspondent is expected to loiter in the dark outside a young woman's house watching her bedroom window. But there are two reasons why Max Chard is doing just that at 8 Turnbull Mews. First, he has been told to by his Editor. And secondly, because his tabloid has received a tip-off that whiter-than-white Labour MP Howard Lanche is spending his nights there with a woman who is definitely not Mrs Lanche. But there's something not quite right about this story. Why, after Max has confirmed the tip-off, is his Editor so reluctant to run the scoop? Who is the mysterious man in black also loitering in Turnbull Mews? When the body of a young woman is in Lanche's constituency, Max realises he has a far bigger story than an adulterous MP on his hands . . . 'A powerful piece of storytelling.' Crime Time ' Fast, furious and funny.' Yorkshire Post

Author Biography

John Burns is an award-winning Fleet Street journalist and the author of novels Hack, Snap and Nark. He worked for the Daily Express for many years as their crime reporter, and is now a freelance journalist. He lives with his wife and sons in London.
Release date NZ
November 9th, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pan Books
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