Adam Brookes 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
; 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.