Night Heron

Night Heron

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… (more)

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This is Brookes’s first novel, and one hopes it won’t be his last. “Night Heron” already places him near the first rank of today’s spy novelists.

Maybe Brookes was in as much of a panic about ending this otherwise completely convincing novel as Mangan was to escape from a hostile China.


Book Details  


Publisher: Redhook (May 27, 2014)

Parent ISBN: 9780316399852

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 684 KB

Language: English


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