Local Author Adam Brookes Discusses Debut Novel

Date: 
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 7:00pm

Night Heron Book CoverJoin local author Adam Brookes as he discusses his debut novel, Night Heron. An international espionage thriller, Night Heron received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Mr. Brookes spent time at the Takoma Park Library while writing the book.

From the publisher: 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.

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