Japan 1951. After spending the last three years in solitary confinement for the murder of his mentor, Nicholai Hel is offered the chance of freedom - but at a price. Overseen by his American spymaster and the beautiful and mysterious Solange, he must travel to China and assassinate the Soviet Union's commissioner. In a landscape primed for war this is a suicide mission he has no choice but to accept. From the glittering corruption of Beijing to the darkest shadows of the Vietnam jungle, his mission will sweep him through a world of chaos, violence and betrayal.
©2011 Don Winslow (P)2011 Headline Digital
"Written with a panache that Fleming would have admired." (Daily Mail)
"Elegant writing, a mature confident narrative and characters so real you can almost touch them...will satisfy even the most discriminating action reader." (David Baldacci)
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