1979

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1979. It is the winter of discontent, and reporter Allie Burns is hunting for the story that will make her name. There are few women in the newsroom and she needs an explosive scoop for the boys’ club to take her seriously. Allie and fellow junior reporter Danny Sullivan aren’t afraid to raise hackles as they expose the underbelly of respectable Scotland. But shining light into the darkness creates powerful enemies. When Allie comes up with a plan to infiltrate a Glasgow terror plot, it’s the break she needs – and much more than just a story. Allie is a woman in a man’s world – and putting a foot wrong could be fatal.

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THE FIRST IN A THRILLING NEW SERIES FROM THE QUEEN OF CRIME

Pre-order Val McDermid’s explosive new novel, 1989, now!
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She’s on the hunt for a killer story . . .

1979. It’s the winter of discontent, and Allie Burns is chasing her first big scoop. One of few women in the newsroom, she needs something explosive for the boys’ club to take her seriously.

Soon Allie and fellow reporter Danny Sullivan are making powerful enemies with their investigations – and Allie won’t stop there. When she discovers a terrorist threat close to home, she devises a dangerous plan to make her name.

But Allie is a woman in a man’s world . . . and putting a foot wrong could be fatal.
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‘A supremo of the genre at the height of her powers’ PETER JAMES

‘The Queen of Crime has delivered another masterpieceDAVID BALDACCI

‘Allie is a fabulous character, I’ll go wherever she takes me’ MARIAN KEYES

‘A thrilling snapshot of a fascinating era’ JANE HARPER

‘McDermid at her nail-biting, heart-rending bestCHRIS WHITAKER

‘Her best book in years’ THE TIMES, BOOK OF THE MONTH

‘Allie Burns is off to a flying start, and well worth followingSCOTSMAN

‘A perfect snapshot of the social and political issues of the time’ LINWOOD BARCLAY

‘Full of wit, thrills and incisive social observation and features a marvellous new characterMICK HERRON

‘I have been reading Val McDermid for twenty-five years, so I am really saying something when I tell you I enjoyed this novel the mostCHRIS BROOKMYRE

‘The good news is that this excellent novel marks the start of a new seriesGUARDIAN

Brilliant characters, masterful plottingCHRIS HAMMER

‘An excellent opener to what promises to be an outstanding seriesSPECTATOR

‘The fast-paced storytelling flows irresistiblyIRISH TIMES

Riveting DAILY EXPRESS

Sensational. One of Britain’s most accomplished writersSUNDAY EXPRESS

‘A nail-biting new series’ OBSERVER

Additional information

Weight 324 g
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 3.2 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

451

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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