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Every month we throw the spotlight on a wonderful frontlist title and this month it is the turn of THE SPY'S DAUGHTER, by Adam Brookes.


In the third and final novel in the multi-award-nominated Philip Mangan thriller series, perfect for fans of John le Carre's The Night Manager, journalist turned MI6 agent Philip Mangan finds that in protecting a talented young woman, he becomes a target of more than one secret service.


Authentic, taut and compelling. Brookes is the real deal - Charles Cumming

Meet Pearl Tao: an American girl with a lethal secret.

Pearl longed for the life of a normal American teenager: summers at the pool, friends, backyard barbecues in the Washington DC suburbs. But she was different. 

Pearl had a gift for mathematics, a college sponsorship from a secretive technology corporation, and a family riven with anger and dysfunction. And it's only now, at nineteen years old, that she has started to understand what role she is to play. What her parents intend for her. 

For Pearl Tao, any hope of escape lies with two British spies: Trish Patterson, sidelined in disgrace, and Philip Mangan, blown and discredited - and following his own trail of corruption. Finding out the truth about Pearl will be the most urgent, the most dangerous mission they'll ever undertake.


Adam Brookes was for many years a journalist and foreign correspondent for BBC News. He reported from China, Indonesia, the US and many other countries, Iraq and Afghanistan among them. His debut novel, NIGHT HERON, was nominated for the 2014 CWA John Creasey Dagger and appeared on best of the year lists in the TLS, Kirkus and NPR; its follow-up SPY GAMES was nominated for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. THE SPY'S DAUGHTER is his third novel. He lives with his family in Takoma Park, Maryland.


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