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The Spy's Daughter

CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, 2018

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780751566444

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 27th July 2017

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense / Espionage & Spy Thriller

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

The stunning third novel from multi-award-nominated author Adam Brookes is paranoid, tense and spy fiction at its very finest.

Meet Pearl Tao: an American girl with a lethal secret.

Pearl longed for the life of a normal American teenager: summers at the pool, friends, backyard barbecues in the Washington DC suburbs. But she was different.

Pearl had a gift for mathematics, a college sponsorship from a secretive technology corporation, and a family riven with anger and dysfunction. And it’s only now, at nineteen years old, that she has started to understand what role she is to play. What her parents intend for her.

For Pearl Tao, any hope of escape lies with two British spies: Trish Patterson, sidelined in disgrace, and Philip Mangan, blown and discredited – and following his own trail of corruption. Finding out the truth about Pearl will be the most urgent, the most dangerous mission they’ll ever undertake.

‘The final instalment of Brookes’ Mangan trilogy secures its status as a classic
Telegraph (50 Best Books of 2017)

‘Riveting and accomplished’
Sunday Times


In the tradition of Graham Greene, the book is a work of deep moral reckoning and a gripping thriller. That Brookes makes the darkest challenges his spy faces utterly believable is a testament to his skill as a novelist.
Blends a deep understanding of realpolitik with a sophisticated literary sensibility. For once, comparisons to John le Carre are fully warranted.
Chicago Tribune
Another bit of top work from a man who's inching further ahead in the spy thriller stakes.
The final instalment of Brookes' Mangan trilogy secures its status as a classic. (50 Best Books of 2017)
Gripping . . . nail-bitingly tense
Irish Independent
Brookes's riveting and accomplished novel brings to an end his globetrotting trilogy centred on Mangan; hopefully whatever he does next will also be espionage fiction, a genre where Brookes's background as a China correspondent gives him a significant advantage over his peers.
Sunday Times
The plot is thick with intrigue and espionage and is as good a spy novel as any you will read.
Chris High