Night Heron

Night Heron
Author: Adam Brookes
Language English
Pages: 400
ISBN10: 0316399833
Genre: Fiction
Series Philip Mangan
Goodreads Rating: 3.77
ISBN13: 9780316399838
Published: May 27th 2014 by Redhook

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 ruth, 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.