The Loner: A man of integrity. A world of lies. A criminal betrayal. Paperback – 11 October 2011
by Quintin Jardine
- Publisher : Headline; 1st edition (11 October 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 544 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0755357183
- ISBN-13 : 9780755357185
- Dimensions : 12.7 x 3.81 x 19.69 cm
Xavier (Xavi) Aislado is a gentle giant- half Spanish, half Scot- brought up in Edinburgh by his grandmother, Paloma Puig, a ferocious old lady whose grim brand of care sees him into his teens, until his father moves back to Spain, leaving him to grow up fast. His emergence into manhood is colourful, and eventful.
After a short career as a professional footballer, he turns to journalism, and has a bloody introduction to the trade, as his first assignment ends in violent death. Inevitably, remorselessly, as his autobiography unfolds, Xavi’s life and his love become entwined with his work, and he is immersed in tragedy, loss and betrayal, going halfway round the world in search of a truth that may destroy him.
Quintin Jardine’s evocation of Xavi’s fated world is an unforgettable story of a man riding a one-way train to oblivion.
Will he escape, before it hits the buffers, full-speed?
This is a unique and gripping stand-alone novel – a powerful story of one man who discovers shocking secrets. A passionate, inspired, ambitious piece of writing
From the Publisher
Quintin Jardine gave up the life of a political spin doctor for the more morally acceptable world of murder and mayhem. Happily married, he hides from critics and creditors in secret locations in Scotland and Spain. For more information, visit www.quintinjardine.com.
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