Within the Netflix sequence, Peter’s father is extra of a thriller than within the novel. The query lingers over “The Evening Agent” if he was actually a traitor or if he was framed. Within the novel, Peter says he isn’t on a mission to show his father’s innocence, however within the sequence, that is precisely what he hopes to do.
Additionally, within the novel, it is revealed that Peter’s godfather Greg is GIDEON, the Russian asset who turned Sutherland Sr. right into a double agent. Within the sequence, nevertheless, Peter’s godfather — renamed Jim Wilson and performed by Tim Kelleher — is an efficient man. He and Peter additionally now not have an in depth relationship as a result of Jim is the journalist who reported on Peter’s father being accused of treason. The betrayal was up to now and far more justified than within the novel.
The ending can be relatively completely different. As a favor to Peter for saving her life, President Travers offers him the reality: an interrogation video the place his father admits to being a double agent and explains how and why he grew to become one. Nonetheless, Travers then tells Peter that his father was planning to defect again and turn out to be a triple agent working for them, till an premature automobile crash. She presents Peter a spot in “Evening Motion” — this system Rose’s aunt and uncle labored for — and he accepts. The e-book ends with Peter leaving the White Home and driving off with Rose, however within the sequence, he flies off to his undisclosed subsequent mission.
Given “The Evening Agent” is (to date) a standalone novel, when the Netflix series returns for season 2, it is going to go away Matthew Quirk’s novel behind. All 10 episodes of season 1 are streaming on Netflix.