Night Heron

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Orbit, May 27, 2014 - Fiction - 400 pages
28 Reviews
Set in China, and ripped from today's headlines, comes a pulse-pounding debut that reinvents the spy thriller for the 21st century.
A lone man, Peanut, escapes a labor camp in the dead of night, fleeing across the winter desert of north-west China.
Two decades earlier, he was a spy for the British; now Peanut must disappear on Beijing's surveillance-blanketed streets. Desperate and ruthless, he reaches out to his one-time MI6 paymasters via crusading journalist Philip Mangan, offering military secrets in return for extraction.
But the secrets prove more valuable than Peanut or Mangan could ever have known... and not only to the British.

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User Review  - Bob - Goodreads

A Pretty Good Slow-Build Debut Spy Thriller! Adam Brookes has demonstrated in his debut thriller, Night Heron, that he is a very good writer and has the potential to be one of the better writers in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Normalene - Goodreads

Similar in tone to another of my favorite espionage stories, Red Sparrow, this one gives us the inside look at spying from a non-insider POV. Philip Mangan is a reporter who finds himself in a ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Adam Brookes has been a foreign correspondent for many years, reporting for the BBC from China, Indonesia, and the United States. Assignments also took him to Afghanistan, Iraq, Mongolia, North Korea, and numerous other countries around the globe. Night Heron is his first novel, and draws on his life in journalism, his years in China, and his efforts to understand something of what goes on in the world of intelligence.

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