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From the winner of an Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, a spy who came in from the cold for today's wars.British by birth, foreign by descent, and agnostic by conviction, Edward Henry Malik is an MI6 handler - an agent runner. For four years he has been running an agent codenamed Nightingale inside Pakistan's notorious ISI, keeping watch on its links to Al Qaeda and the Taliban and its machinations in neighboring Afghanistan, but mostly monitoring for threats to the British homeland. Then, in the aftermath of Osama bin Laden's killing, Nightingale is exposed and Ed's world falls apart.Dismissed from MI6 and with his reputation in tatters, Ed returns to his roots in the immigrant enclave of Whitechapel in London's East End. He takes a job at a freight forwarding office and unexpectedly falls in love with the proprietor's daughter.



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Simon Conway

Simon Conway was born in California in 1967, educated in Britain and studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh.
He served in the British army with the Black Watch and the Queens' Own Highlanders. After leaving the military he worked for The HALO Trust clearing land mines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia, Kosovo, Abkhazia, Eritrea and Sri Lanka.
As Director of Landmine Action he ran projects in Western Sahara and Guinea Bissau as well as successfully campaigning for an international treaty to ban cluster bombs.
He is currently living in Washington, D.C. with his wife the Channel Four News Correspondent Sarah Smith



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