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China Lake
Anthony Hyde
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China Lake

3.21  ·  Rating Details ·  70 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
A brilliant, relentlessly suspenseful thriller from the author of The Red Fox. David Harper and Jack Tannis share a 25-year-old secret. Contacted now by a man revealing his connection to their past, and his intention to see them dead, each of them sets out to discover the man's identity--following a trail of startling clues to a fierce confrontation.
Published (first published April 28th 1992)
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Jan 08, 2011 Mary rated it liked it
couldn't bear not to finish; yet could hardly wait to finish! this story went off into some very obscure tangents and was drawn out at times. is it possible that I still find the author a very capable writer??!!
A complicated tale of the people involved in the development of the Sidewinder air-to-air missile with allegations of treason for giving the technology to the Russians against an English scientist working at the Naval base at China Lake, California. The allegations didn't stick when they first came up but still all but destroyed his career, his marriage, his life. When these same issues arise many years later, he is determined to clear his name and reputation.

I enjoyed this read somewhat, but it
Michael Alan Grapin
Mar 15, 2015 Michael Alan Grapin rated it liked it
Cracker Jack Tannis and David Harper share a history that goes back to the creation of sidewinder missiles in the California desert at a place called China Lake. There are threats that hint of charges of espionage that were never quite expunged from the record. Lives were destroyed by murder and greed that all harkens back to the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. I found China Lake to be a confusing narrative full of intrigue, a thriller with plot twists aplenty and even at the very end I ...more
Jerald Hoskelis
Jan 18, 2011 Jerald Hoskelis rated it really liked it
Good plot that moved along at a easy to follow pace. Appears a lot of research went into this story..
Oct 04, 2012 Ron rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book went off on way too many tangents, random ramblings for pages on end that added little to nothing to the story and many philosophical issues. Did not like this one at all.
Charlene Gordon
I hated this book. The only reason I finished it was I kept thinking there had to be a point to it. I probably read 10 other books during the time I was slogging through this one.
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