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Yesterday's Spy

Tom Bradby



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15 June 2022
Against the backdrop of one of the defining events of the Cold War, the coup against Iranian Prime Minister Mossadegh, Tom Bradby's new standalone showcases the fast paced plotting and global settings that his readers have come to love.

Nothing good ever comes from a midnight phone call. 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 expose 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 Spy is 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.
 Yesterday's Spy

Imprint:   Bantam
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   471g
ISBN:   9781787630703
ISBN 10:   1787630706
Pages:   384
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

TOM BRADBY is a novelist, screenwriter and journalist. He has written eight previous novels, including top-ten bestselling Secret Service, and its sequel, Double Agent. The Masterof Rain was shortlisted for the Crime Writers Association Steel Dagger for Thriller of the Year, and both The White Russian and The God of Chaos for the CWA Historical Crime Novel of the Year. He adapted his first novel, Shadow Dancer, into a film, the script for which was nominated for Screenplay of the Year in the Evening Standard Film Awards. As a broadcaster, he is best known as the current Anchor of ITV's News at Ten. In his first year in the job he was named Network Presenter of the Year by the Royal Television Society. He has been with ITN for thirty years and was successively Ireland Correspondent, Political Correspondent, Asia Correspondent (during which time he was shot and seriously injured whilst Covering a riot in Jakarta), Royal Correspondent, UK Editor and Political Editor- a job he held for a decade - before being made the Anchor of News at Ten in 2015.

Reviews for Yesterday's Spy

Atmospheric, informative and flawlessly plotted * The Sunday Times * Bradby makes the complicated history and politics of the region admirably clear * Literary Review * A cracking thriller! Totally recommended * Simon Mayo * A superb thriller...exhilarating * Shots Magazine, Book of the Month * Riveting...with style and energy, evocative scene-setting and strong characterisation * Financial Times *

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