All posts tagged: The Missing Informant

Six Degrees of Separation

Following on from Sandra’s post over at A Corner of Cornwall, and joining in the MeMe hosted by Kate at books are my favourite and best — in which readers create a chain of six books leading from the monthly title, this month (June) is The Tipping Point (2002) by Malcolm Gladwell — I thought I would join in, but, of course, having never read this month’s title and starting point, nor knowing the author, I hit my first hurdle. Then I gave it a moment’s thought and wondered about the title, ‘tipping point,’ which brought me of all places to physics. Yes, that kind of tipping point—the point where there is no turning back, where a thing will go from being balanced, to being unbalanced. Which in turn reminded me of a book I read just last month, The Missing Informant by Anders de la Motte. Where David Sarac and, in fact, a number of characters in this fast-paced thriller face their own ‘tipping points,’ and, as the various story threads weave and intertwine, …

The Missing Informant

I finally settled down to do some reading this weekend, and went with Anders de la Motte’s THE MISSING INFORMANT. A book I thought to be the follow-up to his last book, THE SILENCED—a book I read last year. But then, a couple of pages in, I discovered that it was, in fact, the first book in a series. Perviously released a couple of year back as the MEMORANDUM in Europe, The Missing Informant was released this year in larger format. I have a note in with my local bookseller to alert me if anything by this author (among others) crosses her desk. She too thought this was a new book never thinking it was a retitled re-release. Never mind. I’m glad a I got to read it, and catch up on what was, for me at least, the prequel to The Silenced. I was finally able to fill in a few blanks when it came to David Sarac’s story, and what transpired between him, Wallin, Nathalie, and the rest of the cast. And how …