Meet Charlie. An everyday bloke. Good news is, he has a job. Bad news is, it's in a photo kiosk. He whiles away the hours with his rather eccentric colleague George. But appearances can be deceptive. You see, there is one line of work where taking the world at face value can be very foolish indeed. Where trusting someone -- anyone -- is the most dangerous thing you can ever do. The truth is, Charlie and George have not been very honest with each other. The truth is, this isn't their number one career choice. Their real jobs are a hell of a lot more dangerous. It's time to come clean. But the truth could very well kill them!
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'A rollercoaster ride of a book which manages to be both a traditional spy story and a hip tale of friendship and trust... flair and originality. I loved it.' -- Peter Guttridge, Observer 'GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS revitalizes the espionage novel and dishes up a breakneck plot, dizzying twists and two of the most memorable characters in recent suspense fiction. This book is a pure delight!' -- Jeffery Deaver, author of Garden of Beasts 'Sharp and funny... brilliant... exciting... A dazzling performance, full of surprises, and the only doubt it leaves is what will this most promising author ever do for an encore.' -- Chicago Tribune 'This exhilarating spy-vs-spy thriller begins with a bang... with its excruciating tension and cynical humor GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS pays a fitting postmodern tribute to le Carre.' -- Entertainment Weekly With echoes of Le Carre and Graham Greene - and a hipness all of its own - Good News, Bad News revitalizes the espionage novel and dishes up a breakneck plot, dizzying twists and two of the most memorable characters in recent suspense fiction. This book is a pure delight! -- Jeffery Deaver, author of Garden of Beasts Wolstencroft is a nimble entertainer who knows his spycraft and deftly puts it to use in his diverting debut thriller. -- New York Daily News Wolstencroft takes a spy novel convention - the wrongly accused agent on the run from his own agency - and gives it a clever twist in this quirky, literate book. -- Publishers Weekly 'You get the feeling, almost from the first page of GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS, that you are reading something special. There are all sorts of influences here, from John le Carre to Monty Python to even John Woo... even if you hate espionage novels, Wolstencroft's style and wit will keep you interested and aboard this wild ride, and scanning the television listings for those episodes of "MI-5" that you missed.' -- Book Reporter 'A spellbinding read' -- Good Housekeeping 'A superb first novel that will keep you turning the pages' -- Herald Sun, Australia 'An exhuberant and satisfying debut' -- Guardian 'This debut novel is smart and inventive' -- Booklist 'Wolstencroft deftly deals in the unexpected.' -- Good Book Guide 20050205 'Sardonic and exceedingly funny ... alarmingly credible.' -- Literary Review 20050505 'Good news: you won't put this down; bad news: you'll be screaming, "Tell me more!"... a rip-roaring journey on board the intelligence underground, leaving the reader scant opportunity to breathe... using a masterful and lucid style.' -- Northampton Chronicle & Echo 20050115
About David Wolstencroft
DAVID WOLSTENCROFT was born in 1969. He grew up in Edinburgh but now lives in Los Angeles. He is the creator of SPOOKS, the BAFTA award-winning spy drama, produced by Kudos for BBC ONE. GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS is his first novel. You can contact David via his website at www.davidwolstencroft.com
Good News, Bad News by David Wolstencroft
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