Hong Kong: A Jake Grafton Novel

Stephen Coonts (Author)
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Description

Following the success of his New York Times bestseller, Cuba, Stephen Coonts once again combines masterful storytelling with a frighteningly plausible scenario set in one of the world's most volatile hot spots. This time, however, for Admiral Jake Grafton the stakes will be chillingly personal.

Jake Grafton takes his wife, Callie, along when the U.S. government sends him to Hong Kong to find out how deeply the U.S. consul-general is embedded in a political money-raising scandal. And why not? Jake and Callie met and fell in love in Hong Kong during the Vietnam War, and the consul-general is an old friend from those days, Tiger Cole.

The Graftons quickly discover that Hong Kong is a powder keg ready to explode. A political murder and the closure of a foreign bank by the communist government are the sparks that light the fuse . . . and Tiger Cole is right in the middle of the action.

When Callie is kidnapped by a rebel faction, Jake finds himself drawn into the vortex of a high-tech civil war. Drawing on the skills of CIA operative Tommy Carmellini, in order to save his wife Jake Grafton must figure out who he can trust-both among the Western factions vying for control of the volatile situation, and among the Chinese patriots fighting for their nation's future-and make sure the right side wins.

Product Details

Price
$22.99  $21.15
Publisher
St. Martin's Press
Publish Date
June 30, 2009
Pages
352
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.92 X 8.0 inches | 0.99 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250102140

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About the Author

As a naval aviator Stephen Coonts flew combat missions during the Vietnam War. A former attorney and the author of many New York Times bestselling novels, including The Disciple and The Assassin, he resides with his wife and son in Maryland.

Reviews

"Superior suspense."--Liz Smith, "New York Post" "Entertaining...intriguing."--"Booklist" "High-octane techno wizardry."--"USA Today"