Sirens of Ming Hai

Sirens of Ming Hai

by John Williamson

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ISBN-13: 9780970014405
Publisher: Verona Press, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This fast paced and complicated spy thriller kept me imprisoned within its pages. The plot begins when a young Chinese student, Jiang Ou (or Jennifer, by her American name) is completing her studies in the US. To avoid being returned to China and to a pre-arranged marriage, she is coerced into spying for her country. Despite strong family ties to the Communist regime in Bejing, her loyalties are to her secret love, a dissident currently imprisoned in a Harbin 'lao gai,' or political prison. In order to obtain his freedom, Jennifer becomes a double agent for Taiwan. As she takes on her assignment in Washington D.C., she soon charms her way to the highest levels of the U.S. government, always one step ahead of the Secret Service. As the story unfolds, Jennifer becomes involved in a complicated mix of international politics, military/industrial corruption and personal moral conflicts. Her decisions will alter world events and, to many, will be considered a heroine - as The Sirens of Ming Hai will testify.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This fast paced and complicated spy thriller kept me imprisoned within its pages. The plot begins when a young Chinese student, Jiang Ou (or Jennifer, by her American name) is completing her studies in the US. To avoid being returned to China and to a pre-arranged marriage, she is coerced into spying for her country. Despite strong family ties to the Communist regime in Bejing, her loyalties are to her secret love, a dissident currently imprisoned in a Harbin 'lao gai,' or political prison. In order to obtain his freedom, Jennifer becomes a double agent for Taiwan. As she takes on her assignment in Washington D.C., she soon charms her way to the highest levels of the U.S. government, always one step ahead of the Secret Service. As the story unfolds, Jennifer becomes involved in a complicated mix of international politics, military/industrial corruption and personal moral conflicts. Her decisions will alter world events and, to many, will be considered a heroine - as The Sirens of Ming Hai will testify.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Sirens of Ming Hai' is not the genre of novels that I usually read (i.e. political spy thriller). Therefore I was beyond pleasantly suprprised when a friend got me to read the book. It was 'a real page turner' in the mold of Sydney Sheldon's 'The Other Side of Midnight'. As in that Sheldon book, Mr. Williamson has managed to end each chapter in a cliff hanger. In the first chapter, we learn about a young coed, Jennifer (her American name) from mainland China. The chapter ends as she is given an awful choice: either return to China to marry someone she doesn't love or move to Washington, D.C. where she must try to see how far she can move into the circle of White House figures. Of course, the reader anticipates learning more about this beautiful woman only to start the next chapter and learn about Nick, naval aviator and son of the Vice President of the United States. The chapter hangs on the cliff of Nick preparing to fly his ill-fated plane. The book contains subplots including action, love stories, politics and much more. It will appeal to men who love action-adventure stories, women who love to love, and anyone who just plain loves a good, fast read. I loved the book! In fact, I have purchased a total of eight books that I have given as presents to family and friends. They all felt the same way.