Praise for Spy Dragon
‘Fullerton knows the ground, knows the game, and his novel has the authentic reek of personal experience.’
– Martin Walker, author of the Bruno of Chief Police series, France.
‘It’s a joy to read a series of novels that can inform as well as entertain…’
– Michael Garin, United States.
‘A gripping story of which one can honestly say Le Carré would be proud.’
– Karen Wood, United Kingdom
Praise for Spy Game
‘This is an informed thriller, authentic and vividly written, set in a now almost forgotten conflict that helped to shape our modern world.’
– Adam LeBor, Financial Times Read Review
‘A first-rate tale, with all the authority of first-hand experience.’
– Luke Jennings, author of the Killing Eve series.
BOOKS AND REVIEWS
The Monkey House:
Absolutely ﬁrst-rate…shocking enough to steal the breath and bruise the heart…Too good to miss. — Literary Review
This Green Land:
This is a grim, intelligent and unusual thriller, with a plot that cuts disturbingly to the bone. — Mail On Sunday.
A Hostile Place:
A brilliant performance with a ﬁerce, uncosy intelligence setting oﬀ the ﬁreworks. — Philip Oakes, writing in The Literary Review.
White Boys Don’t Cry:
Part thriller, part political history, this is mainly a psychological portrait of a spy…a powerful novel — The Times.
SOME OF JOHN FULLERTON’S FAVOURITE WRITERS
Eric Ambler, Herman Charles Bosman, John le Carre, Philip Caputo, Martin Cruz Smith, Len Deighton, Elena Ferrante, Gustave Flaubert, Graham Greene, Vasily Grossman, Ernest Hemingway, Denis Johnson, Ted Lewis, Val McDermid, Andrew O’Hagan, Norman Rush, Goliarda Sapienza, Georges Simenon, Leo Tolstoy
During the Cold War John Fullerton was, for a time, a ‘contract labourer’ for the UK’s Secret Intelligence Service, in the role of head agent on the Afghan-Pakistan frontier, an 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 his 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 Fullerton was employed by Reuters as a correspondent and editor with postings in Hong Kong, Delhi, Beirut, Nicosia, Cairo, and London.
He lives in Scotland.