Title: The Last Six Million Seconds: A Thriller - ...
Publisher: William Morrow & Co, New York
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Fine condition 1st Edition/1st Printing hardcover and dust jacket SIGNED by John Burdett on the title page without inscription. The book has a single minor flaw: three consecutive pages in the middle of the book have humidity damage (but no water stains) in the upper right corner area. All else, including the dust jacket, is in As-New condition. The dust jacket has been put in a clear plastic sleeve to protect it. We will ship the book in bubble-wrap to protect its corners and ship it in a sturdy box to ensure safe delivery. Bookseller Inventory # ABRP42
Synopsis: An exciting new thriller, in the tradition of Gorky Park.
In shops throughout Hong Kong, clocks are ticking down the seconds before control passes from the British to the Chinese on June 30, 1997. With The Last Six Million Seconds, John Burdett has written a riveting and timely thriller that takes place on the eve of the changeover.
Royal Hong Kong Chief of Police Chan Siu-kai ("Charlie") is called to the harbor at the South China Sea and discovers three heads floating in the water. Confronted with a case of triple homicide, Chan has to find out why the coast guard and an outside agency are opposed to his investigation. Chan, a determined Eurasian policeman, goes in search of the killer and the truth behind the British government's involvement, while uncovering the shocking behind-the- scenes machinations of the Red Chinese.
Review: Hong Kong, about to be absorbed into the People's Republic of China, is the setting for this fact-and-action-packed thriller, as a tough and moral policeman tries to solve a triple murder before time runs out. Hong Kong Chief Inspector Chan Siukai's investigation brings him up against all the usual suspects--corrupt British diplomats and businessmen, American gangsters, Chinese warlords--and a few unusual ones. John Burdett, who once practiced law in Hong Kong, knows where the bodies are buried--and his fast-moving scenes of violence add quite a few more.
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