Friday, 20 August 2010

Review: - Paul ADAM – “Knife Edge”

Year Published: - 2008
Where the book was from:- Pensby Library
ISBN: - 978-0-95572777-0-2
Pages: - 428pp
Genre: - Crime
Location:- London, East Anglia
How I came across it: - Serendipity
Rating: - ***** *****
One sentence summary:- Excellent thriller with some remarkable – and horrifying – insights into the fearful and impoverished lifestyles of illegal immigrants, the use of what is effectively slave labour in the food industry, and the fight to cut costs in the supermarket chains.

Describe the plot without giving anything away:- Following the death of an illegal immigrant, an investigative reporter goes undercover and gets himself smuggled into the UK and poses as an Albanian migrant worker. The book delves deeply into the cutthroat, cut-price food and agri-industries. What we pay for cheap food comes at a price.

General comments:
- An exhilarating mix of high precision plotting, gripping action and thought-provoking social realism, Knife Edge affirms Paul Adam’s reputation as one of the masters of the contemporary thriller.

AUTHOR Notes:- Paul Adam, born 1958, is a journalist . Paul Adam has written eleven critically-acclaimed thrillers for adults. His books have sold widely around the world and have been translated into several foreign languages. He has recently returned to the city of his birth (which is what??) after spending several years in Nottingham.

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