Spy Games

By Adam Brookes (Hardcover Book, 2015)
IN A WORLD OF LIES, ONE MAN WANTS THE TRUTH

Fearing for his life, journalist Philip Mangan has gone into hiding from the Chinese agents who have identified him as a Western spy. His reputation and life are in tatters. But when he is caught in a terrorist attack in East Africa and a shadowy Chinese figure approaches him in the dead of night with information on the origins of the attack, Mangan is suddenly back in the eye of the storm.

Meanwhile, thousands of miles away on a humid Hong Kong night, a key British Intelligence source is murdered minutes after meeting spy Trish Patterson. From Washington, D.C. to the hallowed halls of Oxford University and dusty African streets, a sinister power is stirring which will use Mangan and Patterson as its pawns -- if they survive.

Deeply steeped in tension and paranoia, Adam Brookes's follow-up to his award-nominated debut is a remarkable, groundbreaking spy thriller.
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    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $26.00 US/$31.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316399906

    • On Sale Date: 08/25/2015

    • Publisher: Orbit

    • Imprint: Redhook

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IN A WORLD OF LIES, ONE MAN WANTS THE TRUTH

Fearing for his life, journalist Philip Mangan has gone into hiding from the Chinese agents who have identified him as a Western spy. His reputation and life are in tatters. But when he is caught in a terrorist attack in East Africa and a shadowy Chinese figure approaches him in the dead of night with information on the origins of the attack, Mangan is suddenly back in the eye of the storm.

Meanwhile, thousands of miles away on a humid Hong Kong night, a key British Intelligence source is murdered minutes after meeting spy Trish Patterson. From Washington, D.C. to the hallowed halls of Oxford University and dusty African streets, a sinister power is stirring which will use Mangan and Patterson as its pawns -- if they survive.

Deeply steeped in tension and paranoia, Adam Brookes's follow-up to his award-nominated debut is a remarkable, groundbreaking spy thriller.

As the BBC's China Correspondent, Adam Brookes received repeated visits from an anonymous man offering to sell him military secrets to pass to British Secret Services - a likely 'dangle' designed to entrap him. This event inspired the writing of his debut novel, Night Heron, a game-changing thriller ripped from today's headlines. Having been a foreign correspondent for many years, Adam Brookes is deeply engrained in the world of government secrets. He was based in China, the United States and Indonesia for the BBC, and reported from many of the world's most dangerous countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea and Mongolia.
  • "A smarter or more exciting mystery likely won't be released this year." (Kirkus (starred review) on Spy Games).

  • "Brookes shows that his impressive debut was no fluke, and readers will look forward to Mangan's next adventure." (Publishers Weekly on Spy Games).

  • "A rich, can't-put-it-down thriller... terrific." (Joseph Kanon on Spy Games).

  • "The must-read thriller of the year." (NPR Books on Night Heron ).

  • "One of the best and most compulsively readable spy-fiction debuts in years."  (Kirkus on Night Heron).

  • "The pace is frenetic and Brookes does a wonderful job with both the high-tech world of cyber intelligence and survival on Beijing's gritty. smog-smothered streets. Highly recommended." (The Bookseller on Night Heron ).

  • Night Heron is a fascinating portrait of the dangerous complexities of spying in a restricted country, the competing agendas driving international intelligence, and China's startlingly varied social realities.A must-read for fans of espionage and smart global fiction in general. ( Booklist (starred review) on Night Heron ).

  • "Night Heron is a wonderfully cinematic novel -- I felt myself visually transported into every scene, watching the action unfold -- that also immersed me in the sounds and smells and feel of China, all the while telling a rich, complex espionage story. A remarkable accomplishment." (Chris Pavone, author of international bestseller The Expats on Night Heron ).

  • "Fans of the international espionage genre will inhale this fast tale in a few suspenseful breaths." (Library Journal on Night Heron ).

  • "Outstanding fiction debut... Brookes [is] a thriller writer to watch." (Publishers Weekly on Night Heron ).

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Product Details

Spy Games
  • Publisher: Orbit
  • Price: $26.00 US/$31.50 CAN
  • Pages: 448
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316399906
  • On Sale Date: 08/25/2015
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