22 May 2014

Adam Brookes - Thriller writer

From Nine To Noon, 10:14 am on 22 May 2014

Adam Brookes is a former BBC foreign correspondent whose debut thriller novel, Night Heron, has just been published. The jumping-off point for the story is one of Adam's real-life experiences as a journalist of being offered top secret documents by a Chinese agent - he presumes as a "dangle" to find out whether he was secretly a British spy. Night Heron fictionalises what might have happened if a fictional British journalist had accepted those documents - taking an in-depth look at the scale of, and reasons for, the western world's spying on China. Adam's work with the BBC has taken him to Iraq, Indonesia, North Korea and Washington as well as China, and he has served as the BBC's correspondent at the Pentagon.