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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 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 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 stages.

©2022 Tom Bradby (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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A story and a half - brilliant

Brilliant story, well written, paced and exceptionally well narrator. Definitely recommend it for an exciting read

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This novel is about an interesting man and his son set in an intriguing time in post WW2 world politics. The characters are credible and the action is really exciting. I'd be interested in what his son did next...

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Absolutely superb - brilliant thrilling espionage

Exciting, realistic, compelling, interesting, knowledgable… I could go on - this book is brilliant.

It’s like taking a trip back in time to 1950s Iran, with superbly absorbing characters.

Highly recommend.

Narrator is also brilliantly unnoticeable, which is what you want from an audiobook.

Loved it.

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Excellent

Great plot set in an interesting part of our history. Characters are really well developed throughout the story. Excellent narration. Would definitely recommend.

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Up there with the best

Superb story beautifully read. I felt I was in Tehran with the characters. Very enjoyable.

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An incredible read

This is one of the best spy books that I have listened to or read. Fantastic plot with excellent characters and a story line that you may continue to listen to the annoyance of those that would like your attention. Yes, an incredible read. Pat

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Surprising

As a dedicated Le Carré and Graham Green fan I qas pleasantly surprised by this book. got through it in two days and now intend to get all other Tom Bradby day novels. Recommeded.