Night Heron

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Orbit, May 27, 2014 - Fiction - 400 pages
20 Reviews
THE FIRST GREAT SPY NOVEL OF THE SURVEILLANCE AGE.

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  - Steve Wilson - Goodreads

A book received through Goodreads by first time author Adam Brookes. I found this book to be a solid, intelligent suspense/espionage thriller which is primarily set in China. Given the author's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joseph - Goodreads

Sometimes -- like after reading three serious non fiction books in a row -- you want to read something that is a complete change of pace. You want something that is escapism and just flat fun. You ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Adam Brookes is a correspondent for BBC News in Washington, D.C., and was formerly the BBC's China Correspondent. He has reported on assignment from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, North Korea, Mongolia and many other countries.

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