Brodick is back.
Having survived Afghanistan, Richard Brodick is now a fully qualified member of the Firm – an officer in the British Secret Intelligence Service.
But what should be a proud moment, quickly turns sour. Dangerously sour.
Despatched to Beirut at the height of the civil war, Brodick becomes embroiled with a mysterious Chinese operative known only as Fang. He finds himself in a new and dangerous game of double and triple agents, and double and triple crosses. Can he trust anyone, even himself?
Spy Dragon is the second in the Brodick Cold War Spy Thriller series, the follow-up to the bestselling Spy Game, described by Luke Jennings, author of the Killing Eve series, as “A first-rate tale, with all the authority of first-hand experience”.
Reviews for the First Brodick Novel, Spy Game
‘Fullerton is unmatchable at the details of the frontline spy game, the very believable characters engaged in it, and the cold-eyed, cold-hearted decisions that those who intend to win the game have to take. It is not a game for the faint-hearted.’
– Russell James – Shots Magazine
‘Fullerton’s ‘Spy Game’ is as gritty and real as it gets, with the stench and menace of that bewitching, dangerous land that straddles the Afghan and Pakistani frontier, amid the lethal and shifting loyalties of the last blood-drenched campaign of the Cold War.’
– Martin Walker
‘A taut thriller in a slim volume, Spy Game is Le Carré in a hurry.’
– Ernie Mendoza, The Baron
‘Fullerton’s fine, action-packed book outdoes vintage Le Carré…’
– John Phillips, The Italian Insider
‘A thriller written by an insider of how cruel and cunning the espionage world can be. Read it.’
– John Sweeney, writer and broadcaster
About the author
During the Cold War John Fullerton was, for a time, a “contract labourer” for the British Secret Intelligence Service, in the role of head agent on the Afghan-Pakistan frontier, experience which formed the basis of the first Brodick novel, Spy Game. The events and characters of the second novel, Spy Dragon, were also informed by John’s time as Reuters bureau chief in Beirut during part of the Lebanon civil war.
All told, he’s lived or worked in 40 countries as a journalist and covered a dozen wars. For 20 years he was employed by Reuters as a correspondent and editor with postings in Hong Kong, Delhi, Beirut, Nicosia, Cairo, and London.
His home is in Scotland.