A Jake Grafton Novel
St. Martin's Press, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780312978372, 416pp.
Publication Date: July 3, 2001
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...
"Superior suspense."--Liz Smith, New York Post
"High-octane techno wizardry."--USA Today