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Summary

Geoff Howells, a government-trained killing machine, is brought out of retirement and sent to Hong Kong. His brief: to assassinate Chinese Mafia leader Simon Ng. Howells devises a dangerous and complicated plan to reach his intended victim - only to find himself the next target.

Patrick Dugan, a Hong Kong policeman, has been held back in his career because of his connections: his sister is married to Simon Ng. But when Ng's daughter is kidnapped and Ng himself disappears, Dugan gets caught up in a series of violent events and an international spying intrigue that has run out of control.

©1992 Stephen Leather (P)2007 Isis Publishing Ltd

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very slow hard to keep focused

I found this book very slow, it was difficult to stay focused on the storyline.
shame I was hoping for better from this author.

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Hungry Ghost

I particularly enjoyed this story - goes at a fast pace, is engaging and all very plausible. For the most part set in areas of Hong Kong and the New Territories that I used to know well. One of Stephen Leather's better books - well read and thoroughly enjoyed.

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An action packed book for lads, superbly read

Great read for the lads. Action packed from the off and Russell Boulter reads this book so well. a real must if you like an action packed thriller. couldn't believe how old the book was as it has worn the years well.

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  • 29-02-08

Hong Kong Thriller

Triads,Police, MI5, pathological killers and chinese secret agents are all in the mix which kept up a resounding pace throughout.
Hard to separate the goodies from the baddies but in all great fun

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