Is Asia the perfect setting for the modern day thriller? To mark the launch of the second instalment of Adam Brookes’ Asian spy series (out in June 2015), the Washington-based journalist will offer a persuasive argument that it indeed is. Brookes will be joined on stage by acclaimed Chinese writer A Yi, whose thriller A Perfect Crime has recently been translated, and Paul French, author of the bestselling page-turner Midnight in Peking. A highly entertaining and adrenalin filled night, where the lines between fact and fiction will blur. A Yi’s appearance has been supported by a PEN Promotes! Award from English PEN.