Yesterday's Spy: The fast-paced new suspense thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Secret Service

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Yesterday's Spy: The fast-paced new suspense thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Secret Service

Yesterday's Spy: The fast-paced new suspense thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Secret Service

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Streetwise lawyer Mickey Murphy has a shabby office in a low-rent district, an ex who bleeds him dry and the kind of clients who would plead the Fifth if they could count that high. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. A slow-burner at times, Tower is portrayed as a man conflicted as he travels across Iran with his son’s Iranian girlfriend, Shahnaz, herself the rebellious daughter of a general, steering him through bureaucratic and military obstacles. Harry Tower is an old spy and finds out his son, Sean, has gone missing after writing an expose about government corruption.

Author Tom Bradby’s latest offering ‘Yesterday’s Spy’ is set mainly in 1950’s Tehran and features recently retired SIS agent Harry Towers. Finding his son is supposed to be his redemption for twenty years of neglect and the suicide of his wife, but it never feels very real. So when he hears an eminent author is writing his biography, Stone siezes the chance of immortality.It feels like this is an idea that fired his imagination and has an energy and drive that is easy to get caught up in. The narrative also contains chapters set during the 1930s-40s that provide more details of Harry’s earlier life and career.

We follow him through his recruitment by MI6, his wartime assignments behind enemy lines, and his postwar work sending anti-Communist agents to infiltrate Yugoslavia and Albania. For his son was writing articles about powerful people, who might not like what is being said about them.He quickly realizes that he knows very little about Sean’s life, made clear when he teams up with his son’s Iranian girlfriend Shahnaz, who has her own secrets and her own agenda.

The more Harry digs the more he wonders if the many sins of his past are catching up with him, and that he and his son are in much more danger than he thought. The author plays semi- fair, certain characters know more than they are telling, but the clues are there, and the story doesn't make any surprise jumps.Inspired by Len Deighton’s own experiences of the film industry, Close-Up is a brilliant exposé of the sleaze, venality and betrayals of the studio machine. We take pride in offering a wide selection of used books, from classics to hidden gems, ensuring there? The story progresses in a quick pace and although it does revert back to the 1930’s it was interesting to read how Harry Towers got through the war era. In many ways it’s classic espionage – intriguing and satisfyingly complex, with a love story and some family drama. But when an insubordinate British agent and a top CIA operative are sent to the Sahara desert to bring him in, things don’t go to plan.

I was invited to read Yesterday’s Spy by the publisher, and have given an honest unbiased review in exchange. Harry secretly travels to Tehran to try and find his son and comes across Shahnaz, unaware his son was in any relationship. We seem to be blessed with a burgeoning historical crime fiction scene in Britain at the moment and Leonora Nattrass is one of the most impressive newcomers. These are recorded reviews sent in by Spybrary listeners that give us their first impressions of a spy book, spy movie or spy tv show soon after finishing it.The Department are nervous, so Champion’s oldest wartime ally is sent to the South of France to investigate.



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