Books: Say Hello to Our Woman Flint

A British journalist creates a spunky thriller heroine

Paul Eddy has spent 25 years as a journalist, both as a reporter for the London Sunday Times and as editor of that paper's much acclaimed Insight investigative team. He has also co-authored six nonfiction books with such titles as The Cocaine Wars and War in the Falklands. If truth is stranger than fiction, then Eddy has clearly witnessed firsthand a lot of strange stuff. Why then has he now decided to write fiction? Has he seen some things it would be prudent to disguise?

On the evidence of Flint (Putnam; 338 pages; $24.95), Eddy's first novel, everyone had better hope...

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