Published: 2019
No of Pages: 340
RRP: 29.95
Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm
ISBN Print: 978-0-6482026-5-3
ISBN E-Pub: 978-0-6482027-0-7
ISBN PDF: 978-0-6482026-9-1

The Budapest Job

The Budapest Job by Alice Spigelman is a fast-paced thriller that builds to a dramatic revelation. A young architect arrives in Budapest in 1989 on a project, the year Communism is collapsing. He becomes embroiled in a secret police operation amidst the political turmoil of the times as he tries to track down the person who murdered his father in 1953 during the Stalinist years.

“ A thrilling and chilling book about how the past is never passed. Innocent eyes open at  discovering betrayal and collaboration when a communist state collapses – a fine. novel that is all too true to lifeGeoffrey Robertson QC (a human rights barrister, academic, author and broadcaster)

“Mysterious, thrilling and dramatic. The Budapest Job is an extraordinary book, a skilful and fast moving, sometimes frightening evocation of the agonies of Hungary under Stalinism and still today.”  William Shawcross (author)

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Click here to read the review in Country Style – February 2019

Click here to read the review in Gleebooks, The Gleaner – February 2019


About the Author

Alice Spigelman

Alice Spigelman was born in Hungary and moved to Sydney as a child with her family in 1956. She has written plays about psychoanalysis, Virginia Woolf and Miles Franklin which were performed in several Australian cities. Her biography Almost Full Circle on the international architect and proponent of modernism Harry Seidler was published by Brandl & Schlesinger. She has reviewed books for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian and given talks on subjects such as Catherine the Great, Harry Seidler and literary fiction and biography. She was a director of Australia for UNHCR and NIDA, Australia’s training institute for students in the performing...

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