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, DC 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 to his award-nominated debut Night Heron and a remarkable, groundbreaking spy thriller.
"A classic spy thriller packed with tension and detail, brilliantly paced." (Peter James on Night Heron)
"The best British spy novel debut in years." (Jake Kerridge, Daily Telegraph on Night Heron)
"Night Heron reeks with verisimilitude in its settings and atmosphere, and is accompanied by a cleverly plotted action-filled story of Anglo-Chinese espionage." (The Times on Night Heron)
"Superior espionage." (The Sun on Night Heron)
"An intriguing, skilful and taut novel...elegantly plotted and with a piercing eye for detail." (Daily Mail on Night Heron)
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A difficult to switch off well written grippingly tense novel
Characterisation and descriptive text that brought the book alive in a contemporary setting
Escaping from the casino along the Mekong river
The sardonic humour made me laugh and smile
This was an excellent sequel to Night Heron and I can't wait for the next.