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Knives are pulled, shots are fired, people die and governments sell out.

Night Heron by Adam Brookes A man named Peanut escapes from prison in western China, where he has been incarcerated since 1989, and makes his way to present-day Beijing. There, he gets in touch with British journalist Philip Mangan, whom … Continue reading

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An instant Golden Age classic crime novel.

Before The Poison by Peter Robinson In England in 1953 Grace Fox is hung for poisoning her husband. In 2010 Hollywood composer Chris Lowndes returns to his Yorkshire birthplace and buys a house in Swaledale which once belonged to Grace, … Continue reading

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The pursuit of public policy contrary to self-interest. Or why governments keep shooting themselves in the foot.

The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam by Barbara W. Tuchman A book which informed my entire world view, and still does. Tuchman posits the existance of folly, or the pursuit of public policy contrary to self-interest–in other words, … Continue reading

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