Cumming, Charles Typhoon

ISBN 13: 9780141018027

Typhoon

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Hong Kong 1997. Only a few short months of British sovereignty left before the territory returns to Chinese rule.

It's a feverish city. And the spooks are hard at work, jostling for position and influence. So when an elderly man emerges from the sea, claiming to know secrets he will share only with the Governor, a young MI6 agent, Joe Lennox, sees the chance to make his reputation.

But when the old man, a high-profile Chinese professor, is spirited away in the middle of the night by Joe's superiors and the CIA, it's clear that there's a great deal more at stake than a young spy's career.

The professor holds the key to a sinister and ambitious plan that could have catastrophic repercussions for the world in the next century . . .

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A wholly compelling and sophisticated spy novel - vivid and disturbing - immacutely researched and full of harrowing contemporary relevance. -- William Boyd

Cumming gives us complex characters and a world-weariness that owe more to Smiley than Bond and mark him out as in the first rank of the new generation of espionage writers. -- The Times - Top 10 Thrillers of 2008

It's hard to pull off the combination of thriller and romance but Cumming does it seamlessly - plus he's working on a big canvas. He has already establised his reputation with his modern take on the spy novel but here he vaults to another level. Great stuff. -- The Observer

Sharp . . . complex . . . vivid. -- The Economist

The comparison is a heavy one for a young author, but Typhoon, with its deep plotting, flawed characters, climactic conclusion and undercurrent of mistrust is another step in the footprints of the master, John le Carre.
-- The Times

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It's hard to pull off the combination of thriller and romance but Cumming does it seamlessly - plus he's working on a big canvas. He has already establised his reputation with his modern take on the spy novel but here he vaults to another level. Great stuff.

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Charles Cumming
Published by Penguin UK (2009)
ISBN 10: 014101802X ISBN 13: 9780141018027
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