Typhoon

  • by Charles Cumming
  • Narrated by Stephen Hogan
  • 12 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hong Kong 1997 - only a few short months of British rule remain before the territory returns to Chinese rule. It's a febrile place. And in that claustrophobic environment of uncertainty and fear the spooks are hard at work, jostling for position and influence. So when an elderly man emerges from the seas off the New Territories, claiming to know secrets he will share only with the Governor himself, a young MI6 agent, Joe Lennox, sees an opportunity to make his reputation. But when the old man, a high-profile Chinese professor, is spirited away in the middle of the night by Joe's superiors, in collusion with the CIA, it's clear that there's a great deal more than a young spy's career at stake. The professor, it seems, holds the key to a sinister and ambitious plan that could have awesome and catastrophic repercussions for China in the 21st century.

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Entertaining from beginning to end

This is the 2nd of Cummings' books to which I have listened.(The Trinity Six being the 1st)
A strong,credible,relevant plot.Believable characters and scenery.
I look forward to more of his books
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- David "An avid audio fan, I listen mainly whilst walking my dog. I enjoy many and varied subjects,history,travel,espionage,crime,anything good"

Routine Foreign Intelligence Thriller


Charles Cumming is a very good writer, but good writing can only go so far in rescuing a mediocre plot and characters involved in tedious inter-personal relationships. Typhoon posits the unlikely activities of a rogue unit in the Pentagon/CIA trying to destabilize China in the run up to the Beijing Olympics, on the one side, against the good-guys British Intelligence, who are in opposition to the Americans and are trying to save the Chinese from the CIA. Add to this a boring and repetitious love affair between the British intelligence hero of our story and an attractive female, who dumps him at the beginning of the story to marry a disliked rival of sorts in American intelligence, a loss which plaques our hero-unrequited-lover for seven years. Still, there’s a enough forward momentum and local Chinese color to keep you reading, but with the gnawing feeling that you’re wasting your time. As for the narrator, he was adequate.
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- Buzz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-03-2009
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks