Yesterday's Spy

Yesterday's Spy

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/01/2023
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'Atmospheric, informative and flawlessly plotted' The Sunday Times
'Riveting...with style and energy, evocative scene-setting and strong characterisation'Financial Times

A man in search of his son.
An agent on the run from his past.
A country on the verge of revolution...

Nothing good ever comes from a midnight phone call, especially from Downing Street. For washed-up spy Harry Tower, it is the worst news at the worst possible time. His son, Sean, has gone missing in troubled Iran after writing an exposé about government corruption.

Their relationship has never recovered since Harry's wife's suicide, for which Sean holds his father responsible. And Harry, with his career on the verge of disintegration, needs to find him and put things right.

When Harry arrives in Tehran, he finds a city on the cusp of revolution. Foreign powers are jockeying for influence, money and, most importantly, oil. The CIA are conspiring to undermine the government with an impending coup, and there are dark mutterings about opium smuggling. But the reasons for Sean's disappearance may be even more sinister than Harry first suspected.

Before long, he is on the run - not only from a faceless enemy, but from his own past. Which will catch up with him first?

Yesterday's Spyis Tom Bradby at his very best, delivering a cunning espionage novel rich in intrigue and history that will keep you guessing until the final pages.

Readers are loving Yesterday's Spy

'His telling of fiction is as good as his telling of the news on TV!' *****
'A very enjoyable book and a real page turner' *****
'Writing that seems not just plausible but frighteningly real' *****

Praise for Tom Bradby

'A gripping thriller'Sunday Times
'Enthralling and fast-moving' Daily Mail
'Teems with twists...imaginative and unexpected'The Times
'Cracking'Financial Times
'An all-too-plausible premise'Observer

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552175548
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 293g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 27 mm

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