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Title
Acts of omission
Author
Terry Stiastny
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
John Murray
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20150507

Winner of the Paddy Power Political Novel of the Year

1998: foreign minister Mark Lucas is in a dilemma. A disk containing the names of British informants to the Stasi has ended up in the hands of the government. Now he faces resistance from the diplomatic service who don't want him to return it to the Germans.

Alex Rutherford, a young man working for the intelligence services, wakes up one morning with a hangover and a frightening memory that his computer is lost and, with it, the only copy of that disk.

When the disk is delivered to the newspaper where journalist Anna Travers works, she finds herself unravelling not just a mystery, but many people's lives . . .

Based on the true story of Stasi files of agents in the UK, Acts of Omission is suspenseful, exquisitely constructed and thought-provokingly topical - it is a novel about the leak of state secrets, the responsibility of newspapers, and the human cost of all of those.

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The majority of Terry Stiastny's journalistic career was spent reporting for BBC News, which she left in 2012. During her time at the BBC, she worked in Berlin and Brussels, covered politics in Westminster and spent many years on BBC Radio 4 news programmes. She was educated at Oxford University, studying PPE at Balliol College and International Relations (MPhil) at St Antony's College. She lives in London with her husband and two sons. Acts of Omission won the Paddy Power Political Fiction Book of the Year Award 2014.

A thriller of rare intelligence
Saga

Stiastny cleverly entwines historical fact with fiction . . . not simply a good work of fiction, but an ode to the history that inspired it
We Love This Book

A must-read for lovers of political thrillers
shots.co.uk

An intriguing political spy thriller from a former BBC reporter . . . Stiastny brings all her experience to bear in this sinuous story . . . A spirited portrait of the murky skulduggery that inhabits modern politics
Daily Mail

A convincing picture of Westminster in the 1990s
Woman Magazine

Terry Stiastny proves herself a skilful prose stylist and a connoisseur of telling details . . . The neatly drawn cast of spies, journalists and politicians orbit each other with compelling stealth . . . Stiastny writes locally but thinks globally, and the result is impressive
Guardian

The recreation of the atmosphere of
late 90s London is excellent as is the impression of the fast regenerating city of Berlin
Promoting Crime

An intriguing, compelling story that cuts across the decades and generations and brings the issues of the Cold War days right into present times
Simon Mawer

Stiastny is an ex-BBC political reporter and she guides us around the newsroom, Whitehall
and Parliament with an insider's eye and effortlessly clear, precise prose. She is particularly good on the great games of Westminster, and on the language of journalese . . . A beautifully crafted story
thedabbler.co.uk

Intelligent, gripping and convincing. Terry Stiastny displays a real grasp of the art of mystery writing, as well as an ability to evoke the particular atmosphere of the post-communist era and the secret dealings of the British establishment. I loved it
Henry Porter

An author to watch
Bookbag

Type
BOOK
Edition
1st paperback ed
Keyword Index
Suspense fiction.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
327

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