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The Informant by Andrew Rosenheim
  

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A first rate thriller writer, Rosenheim’s depiction of pre-WWII America is atmospheric, expertly done and the perfect backdrop for a very exciting story. Jimmy Nessheim is a young FBI agent who Rosenheim first introduced in Fear Itself – a great thriller that’s worth reading but not necessary if you want to dive straight in here as America teeters on the edge of war.

If you like Andrew Rosenheim you might also like to read books by Robert Harris, Sebastian Faulks and Kate Atkinson.

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The Informant by Andrew Rosenheim

Autumn 1941: most of the world is at war. America is hovering on the brink. Special Agent James Nessheim is stuck in Hollywood, working as an adviser to a studio making pro-FBI movies. And then one his key informants, Japanese-American Billy Osaka, asks to see him urgently. But before they can meet, Osaka vanishes. Nessheim's search for Osaka takes him to a Mob-run gambling club, through the dense streets of LA's Little Tokyo, from the seamy San Pedro docks to the hill-top ranch of a Communist sympathiser. As Nessheim begins to unravel Osaka's deadly secrets, he uncovers a chilling conspiracy to push America into the war. But other people are looking for Osaka too, and are prepared to kill anyone who gets in their way. A lethal race is on.


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Reviews

A thrilling storyline and vivid descriptions - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Andrew Rosenheim's The Informant is a stylish, ingenious thriller. This is compelling and intelligent fiction, laden with tension and suspense. -- Jim Crace, author of this year's Booker long-listed novel, Harvest

An elegant story ... [it is] laced with fine period detail, awareness of the institutional duplicity of Hoover's FBI and a fine ear for dialogue - Daily Mail

About the Author

Andrew Rosenheim

Andrew Rosenheim was born in Chicago and came to England as a Rhodes Scholar in 1977. He has lived near Oxford ever since. He is the author of eight novels, including The Informant, Fear Itself, Without Prejudice, Keeping Secrets and Stillriver, and a memoir, The Secrets of Carriage H.

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Book Info

Publication date

24th April 2014

Author

Andrew Rosenheim

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
416 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Historical Fiction
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Espionage & spy thriller

ISBN

9780099557920

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