Darkness Under Heaven

Darkness Under Heaven

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by F. J. Chase
     
 

"Heroism is having to do something drastic to keep from getting killed."

That's what security consultant Pete Avakian tells his dinner date, Dr. Judy Rose, on a night out in Beijing. Little does he know that his words are about to be illustrated in graphic detail.

Just as they are getting to know each other, chaos erupts in the street. China has launched

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"Heroism is having to do something drastic to keep from getting killed."

That's what security consultant Pete Avakian tells his dinner date, Dr. Judy Rose, on a night out in Beijing. Little does he know that his words are about to be illustrated in graphic detail.

Just as they are getting to know each other, chaos erupts in the street. China has launched missiles at Taiwan; a long history of tension has given way to war. Suddenly Pete and Judy are confronted by hostile youths, and an act of self-defense puts them on the run from the authorities in a country crazed by war.

Pursued by the Chinese police, the Americans race toward the Mongolian border. Their only chance of survival is to work together to escape a country gone mad…even if that means taking drastic action.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Chase's suspenseful debut simmers with a gripping view of present-day China and the terrors it can hold for foreigners. The Chinese government hires U.S. security consultant Peter Avakian to provide security for an upcoming conference for international advisers. The U.S. government has also hired Avakian and Dr. Judy Rose, physician turned spy, to aid in the release of a U.S. gymnast arrested in Beijing for shoplifting. When the Taiwanese president is gunned down, chaos erupts, and Avakian is forced to kill three Chinese soldiers who attack him. Dr. Rose proves to be a stalwart character, immersing herself in the game of espionage as she and Avakian attempt to flee Beijing undetected. Chase's clear, succinct style is well suited to the swift pace, and quirky, brilliant Avakian will easily entice fans to follow his future adventures. (May)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778326946
Publisher:
Mira
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.20(d)

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