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.