Books Night Heron by Adam Brookes Hardcover, 387 pages, Little Brown & Co, List Price: $26 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleNight HeronAuthorAdam Brookes Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers NPR Summary Twenty years after he was caught as a British spy, Peanut escapes a labor camp in North-West China and seeks assistance from a crusading journalist in exchange for military secrets. Genres: Fiction Also by Adam Brookes Spy Games Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Night Heron The Book Concierge: Find your next read with NPR's 2014 book guide >> NPR hide caption toggle caption NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2014's Great Reads December 3, 2014 NPR staff and critics selected some 250 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to filter books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone else. Books A Former Prisoner Out Of Step With Modern China In 'Night Heron' June 21, 2014 Former BBC China correspondent Adam Brookes' new novel follows the ironically named Peanut, a former political prisoner who finds himself adrift — and then in trouble — in post-Tiananmen China. A Former Prisoner Out Of Step With Modern China In 'Night Heron' Listen · 5:23 5:23 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/323997161/324222798" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews 'Night Heron' And 'The Director' Provide A Double Shot Of Intrigue June 4, 2014 Reviewer Alan Cheuse takes on two new thrillers, David Ignatius' ripped-from-the-headlines cyber-adventure The Director, and former BBC China correspondent Adam Brookes' fiction debut, Night Heron.