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The Enemy Within Adam Macqueen

The Enemy Within By Adam Macqueen

The Enemy Within by Adam Macqueen

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It's the 1980s and former rentboy/sleuth Tommy Wildeblood is back with another cast of real-life characters including Derek Jarman, a young Jeremy Corbyn and major figures from Margaret Thatcher's government.

The Enemy Within Summary

The Enemy Within by Adam Macqueen

It's 1984. Tommy Wildeblood, hero of Beneath the Streets, has put his days as a Piccadilly rent boy and scandal-hunting sleuth behind him, to study at the radical Polytechnic of North London. During a pitched battle against National Front infiltrators at the Poly, he meets handsome young Irishman Liam and embarks on the sort of romantic relationship he never thought he would have. But is it too good to be true? Liam's abrupt disappearance prompts Tommy to question how much he knows about his new lover. Dusting off his old sleuthing skills, Tommy's hunt for Liam takes him into the dark and violent netherworld of radical politics. As his search moves to an explosive climax, he finds himself in danger of carrying the can for one of the most shocking events of the decade. With the twin spectres of Aids and nuclear armageddon never far away, The Enemy Within is a gritty thriller built around a story of love in terrifying times. It captures the unique spirit of a dark and brooding age, with a supporting cast including Derek Jarman, corrupt Trotskyist leader Gerry Healy, a young Jeremy Corbyn and even Maggie Thatcher herself.

The Enemy Within Reviews

'Wildeblood is a thoroughly likeable hero' - Mail on Sunday. 'A rent boy turned detective - fantastic!' Jonathan Harvey. Macqueen has created a really memorable main character: brave, clever and brimming with moral indignation, but also vulnerable'. John Preston, The Critic.

About Adam Macqueen

Adam Macqueen's books include The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and The Lies of the Land: An Honest History of Political Deceit. The King of Sunlight, his biography of the soap manufacturer William Hesketh Lever, was named by The Economist as one of its books of the year. He has contributed to Private Eye since 1997. He wrote the bestselling history of the magazine which was published in 2011 and edited the recent 60th anniversary celebration compiling the best of its contents through the years. He has also been on the editorial team of Popbitch and The Big Issue.

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The Enemy Within by Adam Macqueen
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