An Evening with John Simpson
Monday 19 November, 6.30pm
The Pantry Restaurant, floor 3
Moscow, Midnight is the revelatory new thriller from John Simpson, the much-admired and million copy-selling journalist and we are delighted to welcome him to the store for you to come and hear about it from the man himself.
John Simpson has been the BBC ‘s World Affairs Editor for more than half his fifty-two year career. In his time with the BBC, he has reported on major events all over the world, and was made a CBE in the Gulf War honours list in 1991. He has twice been the Royal Television Society’s Journalist of the Year, and has won three BAFTAs, a News and Current Affairs award and an Emmy.
Single tickets - £20, includes admission to event and one copy of the book.
Couple tickets - £25, includes admission for two to the event and one copy of the book.
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About the book...
Government minister Patrick Macready has been found dead in his flat. The coroner rules it an accident, a sex game gone wrong.
Jon Swift is from the old stock of journos - cynical, cantankerous and overweight - and something about his friend's death doesn't seem right. Then days after Macready's flat is apparently burgled, Swift discovers that his friend had been researching a string of Russian government figures who had met similarly 'accidental' fates.
When the police refuse to investigate further, Swift gets in touch with his contacts in Moscow, determined to find out if his hunch is correct. Following the lead, he is soon drawn into a violent underworld, where whispers of conspiracies, assassinations and double-agents start blurring the line between friend and foe.
But the truth will come at a price, and it may cost him everything.