The Shanghai Factor

The Shanghai Factor

A Novel

Book - 2013
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An American spy in China. Name: Unknown. Status: Sleeper. Just when he thought life had settled into a pleasant routine, he is called back to Washington. His assignment: go undercover as the American ambassador for a massive Chinese multinational conglomerate, and learn the secrets of their powerful CEO Chen Qi, whom HQ believes to be a front man for the nearly uncrackable Chinese Intelligence, known as the Guoanbu.
Publisher: New York : The Mysterious Press, c2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780802121271
Characteristics: 292 pages ; 24 cm


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Mar 13, 2014

I thought David Wise's book, The Tiger Trap (although somewhat misleading or misinformational in certain respects) was much more interesting from the opposite angle: how the Chinese have so thoroughly penetrated America's FBI!

Sep 19, 2013

The author is a former CIA operative and so I assume that he is writing from his experiences. And I was amazed that in this novel the Operative essentially does NOTHING...except to spend his time in bed with women. I read this book because TIME magazine had highlighted it as exceptional. I should have discarded it after the first 5 chapters because nothing happens. Certainly not a thriller!

ChristchurchLib Jul 08, 2013

"Living in Shanghai to observe and absorb the culture and language to aid a shadowy U.S. agency known only as HQ, an unnamed spy is given a task that forces him to risk everything as he goes undercover in a massive Chinese multinational conglomerate to expose the secrets of their powerful CEO." July 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter


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Mar 21, 2014

Because whatever Illusions may exist about American justice, nobody is ever considered innocent by the Bureau after being taken into custody.

Mar 21, 2014

If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.

Oct 12, 2013

Coincidence ah, the white man's word for fate.


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