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The Dying Light - Henry Porter

The Dying Light - Henry Porter

Title: The Dying Light

Author:  Henry Porter

ISBN:  9780752874845

Weight:  990 g

Signed, lined and prepublication dated first edition, first printing



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The Dying Light by Henry Porter

An incredibly prescient thriller set in the aftermath of the Snowden news story from the bestselling author of Brandenburg.

At the funeral the bells of the church were rung open rather than half-muffled, as is usual for the dead.  Kate Lockhart has come, along with corporate leaders, ministers and intelligence chiefs, to a beautiful town in the Welsh Marches to mourn her soul mate, David Eyam, the brightest government servant of his generation.  All that remains of Eyam are the burnt fragments of a man killed far from home in a horrific explosion.

Eyam has left a devastating legacy which certain people at the funeral are desperate to suppress – but Kate Lockhart is equal to Eyam’s legacy.  She becomes the focus of the state’s paranoiac power and leads the local resistance to it, directed from beyond the grave by Eyam.

And the state is no match for the genius of the dead…

Peer & Press Reviews

In Henry Porter’s exciting, timely and frightening story, a single brave, prescient individual eventually outwits megalomaniac officialdom.  This book is primarily a can’t-put-it-down, rattling good yarn but it’s also a deadly serious and truly awful warning.

Jessica Mann, Literary Review

Major new thriller by the campaigning British journalist about today’s Britain as a police state.  Porter is adept at spinning a credible yarn and the book could well prove highly controversial.

The Bookseller

Henry Porter’s latest conspiracy thriller is neatly designed, elegantly written and, politically, a little subversive…  The theme and plot do, however, meet in one particularly satisfying set piece that demonstrates the value of having a good defence lawyer, one of the several moments that places The Dying Light among the higher ranks of its genre.

Robert Murphy, Metro

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Dying Light
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Lined “First was the fall, then came the death…”
Dated July 29th 09 [prepublication ]
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2010 – shortlist
Book Stats
Publisher Orion Publishing Group
Imprint Orion Books
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13 9780752874845
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 396
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 162 x 37mm
Image and Design Credits
Jacket design Blacksheep Design
Jacket image Getty (cloisters)
Typography Blacksheep Design

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