About the Book
'Brilliant debut. The Darker the Night pulled me in from the start and didn’t let go' – Jeremy Bowen, BBC International Editor
NPR's Book of the Day
A referendum on Scottish independence is only days away, and the campaign has been expertly orchestrated by First Minister Susan Ward. All signs point to victory for the nationalists. But when senior civil servant John Millar is shot in a Glasgow alley on a furiously rain-soaked night, his death triggers a chain of catastrophic events. An incriminating phone number and video are found in his possession.
Into this chaos walks reporter Fulton Mackenzie. A man himself blighted by tragedy but also someone used to seeing beneath the surface to find the truth. Who was John Millar? Who wanted him dead? And why? And the biggest question of all – who is trying to alter the future path of an entire nation?
Martin Patience was a BBC foreign correspondent for more than fifteen years with postings in Jerusalem, Kabul, Beijing, Lagos and Beirut. He covered wars and insurgencies in many countries as well as producing award-winning investigations into issues such as babies being sold online in China. He studied history at Glasgow University while working at several Scottish newspapers and, later, journalism at Columbia University in New York City. Martin currently lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and son. He is a senior producer at NPR on the Weekend Edition Show. The Darker the Night is his first book.
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