Spy Games (Philip Mangan #2)

Spy Games (Philip Mangan #2) IN A WORLD OF LIES, ONE MAN WANTS THE TRUTHFearing For His Life, Journalist Philip Mangan Has Gone Into Hiding From The Chinese Agents Who Have Identified Him As A Western Spy His Reputation And Life Are In Tatters But When He Is Caught In A Terrorist Attack In East Africa And A Shadowy Chinese Figure Approaches Him In The Dead Of Night With Information On The Origins Of The Attack, Mangan Is Suddenly Back In The Eye Of The Storm.Meanwhile, Thousands Of Miles Away On A Humid Hong Kong Night, A Key British Intelligence Source Is Murdered Minutes After Meeting Spy Trish Patterson From Washington, D.C To The Hallowed Halls Of Oxford University And Dusty African Streets, A Sinister Power Is Stirring Which Will Use Mangan And Patterson As Its Pawns If They Survive.Deeply Steeped In Tension And Paranoia, Adam Brookes S Follow Up To His Award Nominated Debut Is A Remarkable, Groundbreaking Spy Thriller. Following Night Heron a tremendous first novel , journalist Philip Mangan gets pulled deeper into the workings of British intelligence, driven by his need to live on the edge He certainly gets his fill of the edge in Spy Games, because he becomes part of a dangerous war between two powerful families within the Chinese establishment Mangan is approached by a Chinese intelligence colonel as it turns out while working as a journalistic stringer in Ethiopia, where a Chinese presence is maki Following Night Heron a tremendous first novel , journalist Philip Mangan gets pulled deeper into the workings of British intelligence, driven by his need to live on the edge He certainly gets his fill of the edge in Spy Games, because he becomes part of a dangerous war between two powerful families within the Chinese establishment Mangan is approached by a Chinese intelligence colonel as it turns out while working as a journalistic stringer in Ethiopia, where a Chinese presence is making itself known, as in the rest of East Africa The colonel promises a deeper glimpse into the workings of the Chinese power structure than MI6 has ever gotten Once Mangan dangles this contact to people he knows as conduits to British intelligence, the MI6 response is swift Despite opp
This is a great spy thriller, a worthy successor to the great Night Heron by Adam Brookes Many of the same characters are involved, the story is complex yet not overly so, and the writing is superb Unfortunately, Mr Brookes has no back catalog, so I m now in the position of anxiously awaiting his next novel, whether another installment of this series or any other sort Let s go, man Seriously, this is an exciting novel full of not only exotic characters but also everyman folk with whom re This is a great spy thriller, a worthy successor to the great Night Heron by Adam Brookes M
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.I found the characters very bland and difficult to relate too.The story itself was slow and in places could send you to sleep without any problems. This book was not catching I tried twice to get into it but both times I just couldn t stay with the characters, or in the world actually some of them were kind of annoying this was disappointing because I absolutely love crime novels and spy books. I truly enjoy the main character, Philip Mangan, in the Adam Brookes Mangan series He is kind of an average guy highly intelligent, and a bit of his rocker but just a journalist who gets sucked into the middle of it all Into the thick of the situation.Chatter indicates there is an ancient family feud coming to a head The Fans against the Chens Two groups scrambling for control The battlefield isthan just their home country Their war can influence the economy of the entire planet I truly enjoy the main character, Philip Mangan, in the Adam Brookes Mangan series He is kind of an average guy highly intelligent, and a bit of his rocker but just a journalist who gets sucked into the middle of it all Into the thick of the situation.Chatter indicates there is an ancient family feud coming to a head The Fans against the Chens Two groups scrambling for control The battlefield isthan just their home country Their war can influence the economy of the entire planet.China is coming apart at the seams Unglued A college boy s, a Fen, dormroom in broken into His laptop is swiped It would seem an innocent enough crime, a theft, to most anyone What makes itsuspicious is who the kid is Or not exactly that, but who his family is, that raises red flags And then a C
This is an action packed spy thriller that moves between China, Ethiopia, Oxford and Thailand The pace seldom drops, and the story remains gripping.Philip Mangan is a world weary journalist who, following his disastrous engagement in a British intelligence operation in China, has relocated to Ethiopia He plans to settle there, writing articles about the rapid foreign backed development of the infrastructure Having moved on from the famine stricken late twentieth century, Ethiopia is now a rap This is an action packed spy thriller that moves between China, Ethiopia, Oxford and Thailand The pace seldom drops, and the story remains gripping.Philip Mangan is a world weary journalist who, following his disastrous engagement in a British intelligence operation in China, has relocated to Ethiopia He plans to settle there, writing articles about the rapid foreign backed development of the infrastructure Having moved on from the famine stricken late twentieth century, Ethiopia is now a rapidly developing country, ripe for foreign backed capital investment, and, despite a heavy American presence, China is taking a lead Once an agent, however, always an agent, and Mangan simply can t stop himself observing and then reporting the various oddities he encounters His reports, passed throu
I received a review copy of this book as part of a blogtour Fearing for his life, journalist Philip Mangan has gone into hiding from Chinese agents who have identified him as a British spy but when he is caught in a terrorist attack in East Africa and a shadowy figure approaches him in the dead of night with information on the atrocity, Mangan is thrown back into the eye of the stormThe book comes bearing a quote from modern master of the spy genre Charles Cumming, and also with the compari I received a review copy of this book as part of a blogtour Fearing for his life, journalist Philip Mangan has gone into hiding from Chinese agents who have identified him as a British spy but when he is caught in a terrorist attack in East Africa and a shadowy figure approaches him in the dead of night with information on the atrocity, Mangan is thrown back into the eye of the stormThe book comes bearing a quote from modern master of the spy genre Charles Cumming, and also with the comparison
After reading Night Heron, I was desperate to see what happens next to the lovely heroic and slightly naive Philip Mangan Spy Games effortlessly follows Night Heron and brings the now familiar Mangan, Patterson and Peanut back.Mangan is in Ethiopia, far away from Chinese authorities Mangan was outed as a spy, so has to live cautiously and quietly He is still working as a journalist He is contacted by a Chinese man, with secrets The Chinese are in Ethiopia, making their mark on the region T After reading Night Heron, I was desperate to see what happens next to the lovely heroic and slightly naive Philip Mangan Spy Games effortlessly follows Night Heron and brings the now familiar Mangan, Patterson and Peanut back.Mangan is in Ethiopia, far away from Chinese authorities Mangan was outed as a spy, so has to live cautiously and quietly He is still wo
A build up that seems a bit slow in places as characters are painstakingly introduced and scenes are set had me wondering if Spy Games was going to turn out to be a drag The quality of the writing and attention to detail kept me going though, and it slowly built into a fascinating spy story The characters that been so carefully constructed upped the pace and took the tale to a complex and thrilling conclusion Brookes has a great writing style, full of little touches that separate out good wri A build up that seems a bit slow in places as characters are painstakingly introduced and scenes are set had me wonder
Like the first book, this has lots of exciting tradecraft and a cinematic plot ripped efficiently from contemporary headlines and geopolitics Also like the first book, this grounded ness slips away in the final pages in favor of a larger hinted conspiracy that isn t fully delive

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  • Hardcover
  • 448 pages
  • Spy Games (Philip Mangan #2)
  • Adam Brookes
  • English
  • 14 October 2019
  • 0316399906