Night Heron - Adam Brookes

Night Heron

By Adam Brookes

  • Release Date: 2014-05-27
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4
4
From 151 Ratings

Description

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 ruthless, 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.

Reviews

  • Exciting read

    4
    By Jqltr
    Well drawn characters. Plot a little predictable. I hope his other books come out in English soon.
  • Boring

    2
    By applebaby81
    very boring. Frustrating prose. Do not waste your time
  • Poorly done

    1
    By BigD!!!!
    I can't think of a book that I enjoyed less. Poorly structured. Characters that i didn't care about. Confused and confusing story. Just a bad read all the way around.
  • Excellent book!

    4
    By Deacon Dukes
    Unlike John le Carre's novels, which I enjoy, this realistic spy thriller ends with something more than disappointment and emptiness. It is very well written, very realistic and also very satisfying.
  • Night Herron

    5
    By bmunpthrice
    This is a very interesting book, truly immersive in China culture, with realistic well fleshed main characters. It quickly draws the reader in and keeps being captivating to the very end. Very good!
  • Excellent!

    5
    By joesheets
    I read this in two evenings. China is the new Cold War and Brooke's captures it well. It's a page turner.
  • Night Heron

    4
    By Bonniegee
    This is a very interesting and well paced novel. The subject matter is extremely relevant to today's geopolitical landscape and provides keen insight into covert operations and advancing technologies. I look forward to reading more from Mr. Brookes.