"A dazzling first novel... Hartland joins le Carré and Deighton as a master hand." - Best Sellers
"A wealth of intrigue... keeps you guessing to the end and entertained all the way there." - Columbus Dispatch
"A book as current as today's headlines... rich, well-paced cat-and-mouse novel, authentic in detail, well-grounded in historical fact." - Baltimore Evening Sun
"As complex as a Chinese puzzle." - Los Angeles Times
"Suspense builds from start to finish... the author will rank alongside le Carré, Deighton and Follett!" - WEST COAST REVIEW OF BOOKS
"Booby-trapped with surprises... the ring of truth all the way!" - CHICAGO TRIBUNE
"Cleverly plotted and impressive." - THE GUARDIAN
“Fine first novel . . . sinuously sinister.” - THE SCOTSMAN
“Superbly captured exotic Far East backgrounds and an array of spooks who seem very real indeed – a cracking debut.” - YORKSHIRE POST
“A rich variety of credible characters, a plot that really hums along and descriptions of far away places that make you reach for travel brochures. All the signs of a future winner.” - TED ALLBEURY
"Mr Hartland weaves a fascinating plot that kept me guessing to the very last page." - CLIVE EGLETON
“Such an interesting story. Five stars.”
“Fantastic read with many twists and turns. Very readable and highly recommended.”
Felicity Kemp – Reviewer
“I was captivated... It’s clear the author really has a good grasp of espionage.”
Cindy Lauren - Media
High in the Himalayas, a renegade Chinese agent is brutally murdered while trying to reach the British Embassy in Kathmandu. A Triad revenge killing? Or does the mutilated corpse point to sinister espionage activity that might set the powder-keg of South East Asia ablaze? SIS China-watcher David Nairn sends vulnerable Ruth Ash to investigate. In Hong Kong she mistrusts the loyalty of station chief Benjamin Foo. But, threatened by danger at every turn, Ruth uncovers an ugly trail of deception and violence snaking back through fifty war-torn years - and forward to the most terrifying clash yet between China and the enemies at her gates . . .
Hurtling from Hong Kong and Bangkok to London and Vienna, DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN is the spectacular debut of a major international thriller writer – and a sensational novel of action and betrayal.
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Before taking up writing, Michael Hartland spent twenty years travelling widely in Europe and the Far East as a diplomat, then working in counter-terrorism and for the United Nations. He draws on this experience to describe the secret world of espionage with insight and great authenticity. His series of five espionage novels published in the 1980s and 90s established him as one of the leading thriller writers in Britain and the United States. They have been translated into twenty-seven European languages and Japanese – and remain among the most iconic, chilling and gripping spy novels ever published. Michael Hartland and his family live in Devon where, after a long gap, he is working on a new project inspired by contemporary Islamic terrorism.
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Book Description Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1983. Hard Back. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. very nice clean tight hardback with only the lightest hint of wear. pages clean and unmarked. top edge of pages is stamped not for resale. dust jacket is very nice as well with only the lightest of edge rubbing and no chips or tears. protected by a removable clear mylar cover. First Edition. very nice copy! Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 009580
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Book Description Macmillan Pub Co, New York, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 0025485202 Fine Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Bookseller Inventory # LD1305
Book Description Macmillan, NY, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. This is a Fine copy of the first edition (Unread) first printing. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 036458
Book Description Macmillan, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Vf/F dj Stamped Not for Resale,dj flap sl. creased,sl. shopwear. Z This is a book about espionage involving China,Britian,Russia,Vienna and New Delhi.One is never quite sure who is friend and who is foe or who works for who in this frightening web if international intrigue!. Bookseller Inventory # 002671