Typhoon

Typhoon

by Charles Cumming
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Typhoon by Charles Cumming

Typhoon, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year a Top Ten Thriller of the Year (London Times), further confirms what all the critics around the world have been saying: Charles Cumming is a modern master of the classic espionage thriller, heir to le Carre and Deighton.

In 1997, a few months before the British government is scheduled to return Hong Kong to Chinese rule, Joe Lennox, a brilliant young operative for SIS (MI6), loses both his girlfriend and his first high profile asset – a prominent defector who disappears from a safe house. The girlfriend, the ravishing Isabella Aubert, he lost to Miles Coolidge, a hard-bitten CIA agent; the asset to collusion between his bosses and the CIA.

A decade later, Lennox is back in China, facing his old nemeses. With the CIA plotting to use an Islamic group to destablize China, the SIS seeking to thwart them and his old asset the key to all of this, Lennox, Coolidge, and the girlfriend they shared are hopelessly intertwined in a plot where trust is impossible and truth is unknowable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312654207
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

CHARLES CUMMING is the author of the international bestselling thrillers A Spy by Nature and The Spanish Game, as well as The Trinity Six. He is a contributing editor of The Week and currently lives in London.

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harstan More than 1 year ago
The year is 1997 and British M16 Agent Joe Lennox and CIA Operative Miles Coolidge are polar opposites in their personal lives and how they perform their job. Whereas Joe is a reflective introvert who sees the full cost of a scenario from all sides; Mile is a take the hill extrovert who does not give damn about costs even collateral damage to innocent people. This pair clash personally and professionally just a few months before the British leave Hong Kong to the Chinese. Miles steals Joe's girlfriend as the hand off of the city ends the latter's mission. Han Chinese scholar Professor Wang Kaixuan, climbing out of the South China Sea, claims he has proof on China's human-rights violations against the Uighur population in Xinjiang. The scholar was to work with Joe, but he vanishes. Miles takes the professor and makes him a critical element in Project Typhoon, a scheme to subvert the Chinese government. Over a decade later, M16 learns of the revival of failed Typhoon under Miles' tutelage; Joe volunteers to learn the truth though he loathes the man who married the woman he still loves. Typhoon is an intriguing espionage thriller in which the enemies are albeit on the same side. However, what makes this super is the chaos and personal baggage that fog professional decisions. Readers will enjoy touring China with guides Joe and Miles as Charles Cumming provides a cerebral spy thriller. Harriet Klausner
KenCady More than 1 year ago
To read a spy novel written by a British writer after the horrors of the Bush administration is a particular delight. There is no holding back on the frost that has developed over relations with the Cousins. Cumming takes a look at Hong Kong and Shanghai mostly, but brings in issues of concern to all the great powers. We follow a young and idealistic Brit as he learns the intricacies of deep undercover work. Of course, a woman, betrayal, and bombs figure appropriately. If you have wanted to live the expat life, here's a good taste of what it could be like. I really enjoyed this one and recommend it.
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