A Jake Grafton Novel
By Stephen Coonts
(St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312978372, 416pp.)
Publication Date: July 2001
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
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The U.S. government sends Jake Grafton to Hong Kong to find out how deeply the U.S. consul-general, Tiger Cole, is embedded in a dangerous plan to overthrow the Chinese regime. he takes his wife Callie with him. They haven't returned to the island since their first meeting there, and Tiger Cole is an old friend from those days. Their trip soon turns into their worst nightmare...
Hong Kong is a powder keg ready to explode. A political murder and the Communist government's closure of a foreign bank are the sparks that light the fuse...and Tiger Cole is right on the middle of the action. After a violent rebel faction kidnaps Callie, Jake suddenly finds himself pulled into the vortex of a high-tech civil war...
Joining forces with CIA operative Tommy Carmellini, Jake races to save Callie from the imminent bloodbath. But first he must figure out whom he can trust among the Western faction vying for control in the volatile situation and among the Chinese patriots fights for their nation's future. Now, more than ever, he must make sure that the right side wins. One false move is all it will take to doom his wife--and the entire world...
Stephen Coonts is the author of The Disciple, The Assassin, and the Deep Black and Saucers series, among many other bestsellers. His first novel, the classic flying tale Flight of the Intruder, spent more than six months at the top of The New York Times bestseller list. A motion picture based on the book was released in 1991. His novels have been published around the world and translated into more than a dozen languages. In 1986, he was honored by the U.S. Naval Institute with its Author of the Year Award. He is also the editor of four anthologies, Combat, On Glorious Wings, Victory and War in the Air. Coonts served in the Navy from 1969 to 1977, including two combat cruises on the USS Enterprise during the last years of the Vietnam War.
"Superior suspense."--Liz Smith, New York Post
"High-octane techno wizardry."--USA Today