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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.

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  • Night Heron is a fascinating portrait of the dangerous complexities of spying in a restricted country, the competing agendas driving international intelligence, and China’s startlingly varied social realities. A must-read for fans of espionage and smart global fiction in general.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Against all odds, Prisoner 5995—a former professor wrongly convicted of murder—escapes a high security Chinese facility after twenty torturous years. Having concocted a plan to flee China and establish a new identity, he finds an unlikely ally in Mangan, a veteran British journalist based in Beijing…Brookes, a one-time China correspondent for the BBC, knows this turf exceedingly well and translates that knowledge into a novel that is as strikingly different as it is thrilling…One of the best and most compulsively readable spy-fiction debuts in years.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Outstanding fiction debut…Brookes [is] a thriller writer to watch.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fans of the international espionage genre will inhale this fast tale in a few suspenseful breaths.”

    Library Journal

  • Night Heron is a wonderfully cinematic novel—I felt myself visually transported into every scene, watching the action unfold—that also immersed me in the sounds and smells and feel of China, all the while telling a rich, complex espionage story. A remarkable accomplishment.”

    Chris Pavone, author of international bestseller The Expats

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, June 2014
  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014
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