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'
The stunning third novel from multi-award-nominated author Adam Brookes is paranoid, tense and spy fiction at its very finest.
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.
'The final instalment of Brookes' Mangan trilogy secures its status as a classic'
Telegraph (50 Best Books of 2017)
'Riveting and accomplished'
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, 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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27 Jul 2017
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The final instalment of Brookes' Mangan trilogy secures its status as a classic. (50 Best Books of 2017) — Telegraph
Brookes's riveting and accomplished novel brings to an end his globetrotting trilogy centred on Mangan; hopefully whatever he does next will also be espionage fiction, a genre where Brookes's background as a China correspondent gives him a significant advantage over his peers. — Sunday Times
Blends a deep understanding of realpolitik with a sophisticated literary sensibility. For once, comparisons to John le Carre are fully warranted. — Chicago Tribune
Gripping . . . nail-bitingly tense — Irish Independent
In the tradition of Graham Greene, the book is a work of deep moral reckoning and a gripping thriller. That Brookes makes the darkest challenges his spy faces utterly believable is a testament to his skill as a novelist. — Kirkus
Another bit of top work from a man who's inching further ahead in the spy thriller stakes. — Sport
The plot is thick with intrigue and espionage and is as good a spy novel as any you will read. — Chris High