Set in China, and ripped from today’s headlines, this pulse-pounding
debut novel is the first great spy story of the surveillance age.
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. Download and start listening now!