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Spy Games

Spy Games

‘Authentic, taut and compelling. Brookes is the real deal’
Charles Cumming

Fearing for his life, journalist Philip Mangan has gone into hiding from the Chinese agents who have identified him as a 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 atrocity, 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 that will use Mangan and Patterson as its pawns – if they survive.

Deeply steeped in tension and paranoia,
Spy Games is Adam Brookes’ follow-up to his award-nominated debut Night Heron and a remarkable, groundbreaking spy thriller.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense / Espionage & Spy Thriller

On Sale: 10th March 2016

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780751552539


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
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.
Kirkus (starred review)
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
Brookes's 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, the internet and a superpower's emergence
Sunday Times
Authentic, taut and compelling. Brookes is the real deal
Charles Cumming
A spy thriller for the 21st century
Sunday Post
Impressively authentic, immaculately researched and written with true quality and style, Spy Games is one of the best spy thrillers you will read this year
Lancashire Evening Post
Cements Brookes' reputation as a superb spy novelist and draws comparisons with other espionage heavyweights including John le Carre.
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
Brookes shows that his impressive debut was no fluke, and readers will look forward to Mangan's next adventure
Publishers Weekly
Authentic, taut and compelling. Brookes is the real deal
Charles Cumming