SPY GAMES by adam brookes
Introducing the sequel to the critically acclaimed debut Night Heron...
The British journalist, Philip Mangan, is lying low in East Africa. His other life - as an agent of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service - is known to the Chinese. His reputation and his life are in tatters. But Mangan is caught in a horrific terrorist attack in Ethiopia. And when a shadowy Chinese figure approaches him to proffer information on the origins of the attack, Mangan is catapulted back into espionage.
Thousands of miles away on a humid Hong Kong night, a key British Intelligence source is killed minutes after meeting SIS officer Trish Patterson.
In an Oxford college, a young man approaches a young woman - and sets off a lethal contest of will.
In Washington and London, in Africa and South-East Asia, Chinese power is stirring - a power that will use Mangan and Patterson as its pawns - if they survive.
Steeped in tension and paranoia, author Adam Brookes's follow-up to his award-nominated debut is a remarkable, groundbreaking spy thriller.
Praise for Spy Games
'A smarter or more exciting mystery likely won't be released this year.' - Kirkus (starred review)
'Brookes shows that his impressive debut was no fluke, and readers will look forward to Mangan's next adventure.' - Publishers Weekly
"A rich, can't-put-it-down thriller... terrific.' - Joseph Kanon