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- DescriptionWhen Paul Hutchinson, a British businessman, disappears on a trip to Pakistan, terrorism is suspected. So Paul's wife, Stephanie, hires Pamela Andrews, a private detective with a track record for finding missing people. Pamela starts by retracing Paul's footsteps from London's Soho to Karachi, but everyone's worst fears are realised when a GBP20M ransom video appears. Slowly, with the help of Anna, her daughter, she begins to piece together a very different picture - a picture which perhaps proves that dead men can talk. No ordinary private investigator - an ex-cop combining world-weary cynicism with thoughtful originality - Dead Man Talking pitches Pamela Andrews into the polar opposite worlds of Soho and Karachi. And during this journey she finds herself juggling the demands of both heart and career in a case that confronts the very foundation of modern-day life. What, if anything, do we believe in?
- Author BiographyMike Uden was fortunate enough to leave school in an era when a university education wasn't obligatory. Fortunate, that is, because he didn't have one. He was also lucky in both his choice of job - runner in a film production company - and its location, in London's Soho Square. 'What I didn't learn in the studio, I learnt in the street,' he says. 'And the streets of Soho were very different back then.' He soon became a rostrum cameraman and filmed many of the sequences in The Beatle's seminal animated feature Yellow Submarine.' By the time he was he was in his early thirties he was running his own company, doing film special effects, and it was only when the world went digital that he reluctantly left his business behind and joined one of London's top post production houses: Rushes. He soon carved out a bit of a reputation as the 'go to' man if you wanted to create the impossible. 'Making babies talk, putting famous people in places they weren't. If it couldn't be done,' he jokes, 'I was probably the man who couldn't do it!' 'But by the time I hit my mid-fifties, my post production future was very much behind me,' he adds, killed by the long hours, it was simply time to move on.' Mike always had a passion for English - both reading it and writing it - so he retrained as a TEFL teacher. 'One of the best decisions of my life,' he says. Dead Man Talking is his third book, following The Sacrifice (featuring the same mother daughter detective team as this book) and the romantic comedy, Chemical Attraction.
- Author(s)Mike Uden
- PublisherAustin Macauley Publishers
- Date of Publication29/02/2016
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAustin Macauley Publishers
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
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