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
In a brilliantly plotted contemporary thriller with echoes of Graham Greene and John le Carré, 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.
*And William Carver returns in Peter Hanington's new novel, A Single Source - out now*
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
An iBooks Best of 2016 selection. We couldn’t put down this electric thriller about a grizzled radio reporter who returns to Kabul after being offered a “volunteer redundancy” package by BBC management. Author Peter Hanington worked on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme during the Iraqi and Afghanistan conflicts, which explains why every beat of A Dying Breed rings true. As the story unfolds of an assassination attempt that’s more than it appears, Hanington gives us a peek into the shadowy lives of foreign correspondents—as well as a crash course in Afghani politics and Britain's role in the region. He does a chilling job of portraying the damage sustained by journalists who've been swept into a web of suffering and deceit.