Typhoon

Typhoon

Book - 2009
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Charles Cumming, lauded internationally as the successor to John le Carré, returns with his biggest, most ambitious thriller to date. Beginning in 1997, just as the British are about to re - turn Hong Kong to Chinese rule, Joe Lennox, a young opera tive for SIS (MI6), loses both his girlfriend and his first high profile asset--a prominent defector who disappears from a safe house. The girlfriend he lost to Miles Coolidge, a hard-bitten CIA agent; the asset to collusion between his bosses and the CIA. Over ten years later, during the run-up to the Beijing Olympics, Lennox is back in China, facing his old nemeses. With the CIA plotting to use an Islamic group to destabilize China, the SIS seeking to thwart them and his old asset the key to all of this, Joe Lennox, Miles Coolidge, and the girlfriend they shared are all hopelessly intertwined in a plot where trust is impossible and truth is unknowable.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009, c2008.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312558529
031255852X
Characteristics: 397 p. : maps ; 25 cm.

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poppy2010 Jul 12, 2013

Totally disagree with 'Zipread', Cumming is now the master of the modern spy thriller. One can read how the present world of espionage really is, and be absorbed by the complex mix of actual facts mixed with his fiction.
Cumming shows a remarkable understanding of historical situations, and their impact on present day world events.

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Jan 26, 2012

Typhoon by Charles Cumming This is one of those books that one might struggle to read. You know the kind: the one with exciting bits wedged in among stuff that is boring at best. What kind of fool reads 150 pages of a book before chucking it? Reading a book is sort of a contract between a reader who promises to read faithfully and with understanding even if all of the book isn’t electrifyingly engaging. The author, on the other hand, promises to write a book that will engage the reader’s interest and engagement. I held up my en d of the bargain but I’m not sure this book holds up the author’s end of the deal. Time to move on.

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