Perfect Night

Perfect Night

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When ambitious young documentary film-maker Nick witnesses the death of a notorious arms dealer in Sri Lanka, he's lucky to escape with his own life. He was on his way to interview him on his yacht when it was blown to smithereens. But the head injuries he receives destroy his memory - and his burgeoning career. Years later, working as a film archivist, he uncovers an image in a forgotten reel of film that seems to totally rewrite the incident that derailed his life. But as he starts to search for the other pieces of the puzzle, he quickly realizes that this single, explosive piece of film could destroy him all over again. Soon he's on the run from people who want the lid put very firmly back on the past. His only option is to restore his memory - however painful it turns out to be - and find the whole truth before it kills more

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 152.4 x 233.68 x 33.02mm | 635.03g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752890425
  • 9780752890425
  • 1,720,573

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"...the story catches one up in it for the duration and author has been a documentary editor and film maker himself, making the background authoritative. A thriller that really does thrill." -- Jessica Mann LITERARY REVIEW "There's a convincing plot here, full of twists and turns." -- Mark Timlin THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY "A conspiracy thriller I can happily recommend to fans of Robert Goddard." -- Mat Coward MORNING STAR "Peter Grimsdale can tell a convincing story with writing that is cliche-free and utterly enthralling." THE GUARDIAN "This intelligently written first novel keeps the reader guessing throughout. A good combination mystery/thriller." DEADLY PLEASURES "Peter Grimsdale, a former TV journalist and executive, makes his impressive debut as a novelist with Perfect Night. A thrillingly good read that certainly doesn't come across like a first novel. Given Grimsdale's TV past the details about Nick's past on a World in Action or This Week style investigative show certainly ring true. He throws in more than enough twists and turns to keep you well hooked. A fast paced story of Robert Goddard-esque proportions." MEMORABLE TV.COMshow more

About Peter Grimsdale

After joining the BBC in 1980, Peter Grimsdale became editor of Crimewatch and produced documentaries on a range of subjects including the Tamil uprising in Sri Lanka. In 1994 he became Channel 4's Commissioning Editor for Features and Religion, winning Royal Television Society Awards in both genres, before returning to the BBC in 1999 as Head of the Independent Commissioning Group, responsible for all of the BBC's independent programming. In 2000 he was back commissioning at Channel 4 where, among other things, he took charge of Big Brother. In 2004 he moved to the internet as Editorial Director for Yahoo Europe, where he overhauled the portal's entire content operations, and then returned to television a year later as Controller for Science for Channel Five. He is married to writer and broadcaster Stephanie more

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