A classic spy thriller packed with tension and detail, brilliantly paced - Peter JamesNight Heron is a slow-burner up until its extended and surprisingly violent denouement, but it is absolutely gripping throughout . . . this is the best debut spy thriller by a British author in ages. - The TelegraphAn intriguing, skilful and taut novel...elegantly plotted and with a piercing eye for detail - Daily MailSuperior espionage - The SunReeks with verisimilitude in its settings and atmosphere . . . a cleverly plotted action-filled story - The TimesDebut of the month... accomplished... striking - The Sunday TimesThe BBC's former China correspondent joins the ranks of John le Carre and Frederick Forsyth with a laser-sharp Beijing spy thriller . . . Brookes arrives a full formed talent, with a complete mastery of the genre - Daily ExpressAn outstanding first novel - Washington Post
Adam Brookes for many years a journalist and foreign correspondent for BBC News. He reported from China, Indonesia, the US and many other countries, Iraq and Afghanistan among them. His debut novel, Night Heron, was nominated for the 2014 CWA John Creasey Dagger and appeared on best of the year lists in the TLS, Kirkus and NPR; its follow-up, Spy Games was nominated for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. The Spy's Daughter is his third novel. He lives with his family in Takoma Park, Maryland.