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Admiral Jake Grafton takes his wife, Callie, along when the U.S. government sends him to Hong Kong to find out how deeply the American consul-general is embedded in 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 a friend from those days.The Graftons quickly discover, however, that Hong Kong is a powder keg ready to explode. A political muder and the closure of a foreign bank by the communist government are the sparks that light the fuse.
When Callie is kidnapped by a rebel faction, Jake finds himself drawn into the vortex of a high-tech civil war. To save his wife, he must figure out whom he can trust - both among the Western factionsvying for control of the volatile situation, and amoung the Chinese patriots fighting for their nation's future - and make sure the right side wins.
©2000 Stephen Coonts; (P)2000, 2003 HarperCollins Publishers
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By Bob on 07-13-09

Really liked it, worth the read.

I put off downloading this one based on the description. Once I got into it I thought it was very imaginative. This is the kind of story that is truly fiction, but based on a possible reality. I thouroughly enjoyed and recommend it. If you like Coonts, you'll like this one.

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By George on 04-19-14


Americans, including our hero Jake Grafton, in Hong Kong at the time of China's revolution. This book is full of twisty turns that keep one's interest. I've never been to Hong Kong and never wanted to go, but the book is a good read/listen because the interaction of really, really bad dudes who eventually get their due. Show me the next Grafton novel.

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By mrs flumpkins on 12-21-15

didnt bother listening.

why change the narrator? thats why i enjoyed the whole series so much i only listened to a few mins.terrible narrator with no personaliry.

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