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"Explosive, extraordinary...The reader is left limp!"
The deadliest secret assassin to ever roam the globe. Now, crack reporters Frank O'Hara and Eliza Gunn are hot on his trail. To unmask him, they untangle a many-colored web of espionage and computer intrigue--amid the tantalizing Oriental arts of love and death....
Paperback, 469 pages
Published November 1982 by Ballantine Books (first published 1981)
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I guess I prefer a straight forward murder to espionage thrillers since I am a simple soul who likes to tell the good guys from the bad guys. Nobody wears black and white hats in the espionage game full of double (triple? quadruple?) agents. This is a book that needs to be read twice to fully understand what's gone on here. For most of the book many characters float around doing their thing, and they do not connect to complete the puzzle until the end. I admire the authors skill but trying to ke...more
This is an older suspense novel...before cell phones, but it was still really good. It was a little complicated and I had to flip back to the beginning occasionally so I could figure out what was going on.
I did not like this at all. It was very 80's. It reminded me a bit of Sidney Sheldon.
This is really more of an espionage novel than a mystery novel but it's a good story. A deadly assassin is working around the world and reporters Frank O'Hara and Eliza Gunn are on his trail. Their search takes them around the world and in touch with the major killers of the day.
London Richter
A well written book of international intreague, martial arts mahem, and political vandettas. The fighting scenes are recounted with extreme precision. The plot is a riddle, inside a puzzle wrapped in an enigma.
This was one complicated storyline, I struggled to finish the book.Half the time, I had no idea what was going on. Somehow espionage books are just not doing it for me.
An international conspiracy of corporate terrorism and murder for profit.
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