×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The China Conspiracy
     

The China Conspiracy

5.0 2
by P. M. Terrell
 
Kit Olsen has fallen into a routine as a 17-year veteran programmer/ analyst for the CIA, wife to an increasingly absent husband, and mother to 16-year-old Tim. Then two of her fellow programmers are abducted and murdered, and her son is kidnapped. The ransom: a program written in Mandarin that was covertly intercepted by the CIA. Now in an effort to ransom her son,

Overview

Kit Olsen has fallen into a routine as a 17-year veteran programmer/ analyst for the CIA, wife to an increasingly absent husband, and mother to 16-year-old Tim. Then two of her fellow programmers are abducted and murdered, and her son is kidnapped. The ransom: a program written in Mandarin that was covertly intercepted by the CIA. Now in an effort to ransom her son, she is swept into a dark underworld filled with crosses and double-crosses, where no one can be trusted and nothing is as it seems. Kit knows the answer lies in breaking the Mandarin code, which leads to a political bonfire that she never could have imagined.

Editorial Reviews

Rebecca Brown
If Kit Olsen, veteran computer programmer, survives she will remember this winter as the one when everything in her life hit the fan: her marriage disintegrates before her eyes; her son is kidnapped; her longtime friend and co-worker is abducted; the mother of all blizzards hits the region, and she is assigned to the most impenetrable room in the company, to decode a program that can't count - who on earth wants a program like that?

p.m.terrell, author of the wildly successful Kickback, is back with another hair-raising, fast-paced thriller pitting a savvy programmer, a tv news reporter out of his depths, and an enigmatic Chinese-American translator against a dogged police inspector, a newly elected politician and the shadow men of the CIA and the FBI.
Editor and Publisher of Rebecca's Reads

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780972818636
Publisher:
Palari Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

The China Conspiracy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Could there be a plot to help the Chinese take control of our government? Just how hard would that be? Could it be prevented once started? What would happen to our nation if they won? The Chinese Conspiracy brings such possibility into 'could happen' as an unexpected win puts an unknown into the governor's chair in Virginia. He reveals quickly his agenda of forging close ties with communist China. The story begins with the disappearance of two CIA employees and a trap set for a third, Kit Olsen. Will it force her into the arms of the enemy? Or will she be able to withstand the pressures and threats the can exert on her? When her son is kidnaped, she is forced to face the despreation of her situation. Carter Leigh is a newspaper man of some experience and resents being sent to interview the new governor who reacts sharply to some inadvertent statement Carter makes. This gives Carter an idea there may be a story behind his reaction. Kit and Carter wind up working together to rescue her sona dn keep him safe. Kit discovers how the new governor won his election. How many others in the country have also been the victors in rigged elections? Can they stop it from going further? Who can she trust? This is a story that iwll hol dyour interest. The characters are real, each driven by necessity or protecting ones they love or by motives of greed and power. One will remember The Manchurian Candidate, but this is a more complex story. There are many questions to answer as the story unfolds and more will form as Kit and Carter try to unscramble themess. Highly recommended as an enjoyable read, one that will make you wonder about the usefulness of some technology and just where our society is really headed. Lots of tension, lots of movement, never dull. Enjoy. I sure did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Only an elite group of people knew that Universal Computer Technologies 'UCT' was an outpost for the CIA. Kit Olsen was one of the best programmers for the company. She was excited when Joan informed her that she was being put on a top secret project with Chen and to report to 'Customs'. Very few people ever went to the section known as 'Customs'. It was the tightest security section of UCT and no one knew what happened there. Kit and Chen were to work together in an attempt to crack a code/program. Shortly after they began, Kit witnessed Joan being abducted. Joan was the second UCT employee to disappear. ........... Kit's world became a nightmare! Someone wanted the program she was working on enough to kidnap her teenage son, Tim. Kit must somehow figure out who the good guys were and who were not. No one could be fully trusted! ............ ***** In a word ... 'Wow!' Author P. M. Terrell kept me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. In fact, I could not put the book down for long and ended up reading the entire story in a single day! ............ The characters are realistic and the story is full of suspense and intrigue. This novel will have readers begging for more from this awesome author. Highly recommended! *****