Night Heron

Night Heron

Book - 2014
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Former British spy Peanut reaches out to his one-time MI6 paymasters via crusading journalist Philip Mangan, offering military secrets in return for extraction from Beijing.
Publisher: New York, NY : Redhook, c2014.
Edition: 1st US ed.
ISBN: 9780316399838
Branch Call Number: BROOKES A
Characteristics: 387 p. ; 25 cm.


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Sep 17, 2015

supsenseful look inside China and inside espionage.

ChristchurchLib Jul 13, 2014

"Twenty years after his imprisonment for protesting in Tiananmen Square, Chinese engineer Li Huasheng escapes the labour camp, eager to return to Beijing and pick up where he left off -- trading Chinese technology secrets to the U.K. in hopes of defecting. Once in the city, he coerces a former friend into releasing secret documents, then gives them to a British reporter with instructions to hand them to the British embassy. Which is when all hell breaks loose for both of them -- betrayals and double-crosses abound. Multiple narrators help sustain the tension, while fast-paced chase scenes and the plausible nature of the documents make this debut "compulsively readable" (Kirkus Reviews) and perfect for fans of Cold War thrillers looking for something a little more contemporary." Thrillers and Suspense July 2014 newsletter


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