Night Heron (Philip Mangan #1)

Adam Brookes
Redhook • 2014

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, fleein...g 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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Recenze - Knihy

ANOTACE: Z pracovního tábora uteče po dvacetiletém věznění muž přezdívaný Burák a prchá přes pouště severozápadní Číny. Před svým zatčením pracoval pro britskou tajnou službu, ale po návratu do Pekingu zjišťuje, že se mezitím vše změnilo a v nebezpečných uličkách velkoměsta mu hrozí smrt. Snaží se spojit se svými bývalými chlebodárci prostřednictvím novináře Philipa Mangana [...]

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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.