Chris Hutchinson is a man on the run. Imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Hutch escapes from a British maximum security prison and starts a new life in Hong Kong. Then a ghost from his past catches up with him, forcing him to help a former terrorist break out of a Bankok prison. Or face life behind bars once more.
Meanwhile, the Drug Enforcement Administration wants to nail the vicious drug warlord responsible fo rflooding the States with cheap heroin. And decides to use Hutch as a pawn in a deadly game.
Hutch's bid for freedom takes him into the lawless killing fields of the Golden Triangle, where the scene is set for one final act of betrayal.
©1997 Stephen Leather; (P)2009 Isis Publishing Ltd
"In the top rank of thriller writers." (Jack Higgins)
This is a writer with talent. In the beginning there seem to be a lot of disjointed events with no clear thread connecting them, but as the story unfolds, in extremely well written dialog, the pieces come together in a very exciting action packed fashion. The narrator is spectacular, the description of places, people and events as good as it gets and the story takes you on a very unique journey, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Myanmar, in cities and in slums and in the jails. This book is so good and unique that I do not want to give away any plot spoilers in this review by talking about specifics of the book. This is the second book I have read by Stephen Leather and as much as I liked the first one (The China man) this book has made me a fan of this writer.
If you are looking for a really surprisingly good action / thriller you have heard nothing about this is the one.
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