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Spy Games

CWA Daggers: Steel, 2016

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405534017

Price: £18.99

ON SALE: 9th July 2015

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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Fearing for his life, journalist Philip Mangan has gone into hiding from the Chinese agents who have identified him as British 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 MI6 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, Spy Games is Adam Brookes’ follow-up his
award-nominated debut Night Heron and a remarkable, groundbreaking spy thriller.

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A perfectly executed spy yarn
Sunday Express
Brookes shows that his impressive debut was no fluke
Publishers Weekly
This would make a superb television spy drama. I really didn't want it to end. A terrific heart-thumping spy thriller.
Northern Crime Reviews
Authentic, taut and compelling. Brookes is the real deal
Charles Cumming
Adam Brookes is the new Le Carré - without question this is the best modern spy novel I have ever read . . . Read this. It's perfect.
Manda Scott
Authentic, taut and compelling. Brookes is the real deal
Charles Cumming
Brookes' expertly orchestrated novel couldn't be more topical ... exhilaratingly shows how readily the old-school international spy thriller can be retooled for the era of globalisation (Thriller of the Month)
Sunday Times
A nuanced and terrifying experience that will occasionally leave the reader's head spinning as they attempt to connect all the dots. Comparisons to John le Carre are inevitable but may be justified . . . he's a natural storyteller, and a thrilling new voice
Sunday Herald
Brookes shows that his impressive debut was no fluke, and readers will look forward to Mangan's next adventure
Publishers Weekly
Brookes' second novel is a multipronged spy thriller that fires on all cylinders. A smarter or more exciting mystery likely won't be released this year
Brookes knows modern China, he seemingly knows the British secret service and, most importantly, he knows how to tell a good story. The splendid result is this rich, can't-put-it-down thriller. A terrific read.
Joseph Kanon - author of The Good German and Leaving Berlin
Cements Brookes' reputation as a superb spy novelist and draws comparisons with other espionage heavyweights including John le Carre.