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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (340 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Cumming Narrator: Stephen Hogan Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Hong Kong 1997 - only a few short months of British rule remain before the territory returns to Chinese rule. It's a febrile place. And in that claustrophobic environment of uncertainty and fear the spooks are hard at work, jostling for position and influence.

So when an elderly man emerges from the seas off the New Territories, claiming to know secrets he will share only with the Governor himself, a young MI6 agent, Joe Lennox, sees an opportunity 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, in collusion with the CIA, it's clear that there's a great deal more than a young spy's career at stake. The professor, it seems, holds the key to a sinister and ambitious plan that could have awesome and catastrophic repercussions for China in the 21st century. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Peter | 2/18/2014

    " Charles Cumming is touted as the 'new' Lecarre, an odd description since we still have Lecarre but publicists are publicists. This novel is set in China, largely post 9-11 and leading up to the 2008 Olympic Games and captures some of the essence of 'global' attitudes. A fast paced account of a too good to be true British agent and an oh so believable American one. As far as spy stories go, this one works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kate | 2/17/2014

    " A smart, engaging thriller, chock full of intrigue and history and current events. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David Hull | 2/13/2014

    " Excellent - my 2nd Charles Cumming novel, and an equally, if not even better read than the first. For one thing, 'Typhoon's' protagonist, Joe Lennox, is a whole lot more likable a character than 'A Spy By Nature's' narcissistic Alec Milius. This was a fast-paced, absorbing novel, set in its initial years around the historic return to Chinese rule of Hong Kong in 1997. It features all the international intrigue of a first-class spy classic, with updated images of 'real-life' James Bonds. I can't wait for Cumming's next novel to arrive in the mail. These are smart, intriguing, tales with an eye for detail, real-world 'spies' and complex human relationships. Altogether a terrific blend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chris Stanley | 2/5/2014

    " Clever plot lots of twists good pace. Not my usual genre but I really enjoyed it. "

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