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Year of the Tiger (Paul Chavasse #2)

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In 1959, agents acting for British Intelligence mastermind the famous escape of the Dalai Lama from Tibet. Three years later, Whitehall is again behind a spectacular secret mission against the occupying Chinese Forces.…



Paul Chavasse is persuaded to return because he is the only man who knows about Tibet. Knows about the evil its oppressors are capable of. Knows just about
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Published March 15th 2011 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 1996)
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Dark-Draco
Jul 10, 2015 Dark-Draco rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
I felt like something a bit lighter to complement my other reading matter of the moment (A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking!) and this completely fitted the bill. A standard spy thriller, with a rough, tough Englishman sent to Tibet to bring out a Dr, who may have discovered a way to make rockets fly faster to the moon - yes, I can't say I bought into that bit either! However, there was enough of a plot-line to keep you reading, despite knowing the hero will survive as the whole thing is ...more
Ed
May 25, 2016 Ed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#2 in the Paul Chavasse series.

"Paul Chavasse series - This book was first published in 1963 and rewritten in 1996 and published again under the same title. 1962. The cold war heats up as the space race begins. And one scientist, living under house arrest in Chinese-controlled Tibet, holds the key to victory. Paul Chavasse is inserted into Tibet on a desperate mission that may be the West's only hope of beating the Soviets to the moon. He must locate -and smuggle out- Dr. Karl Hoffner. But enemi
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Ed
Feb 24, 2008 Ed rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
good book, quite readable, very "James Bond" type of protagonist.
Srikanth R
Apr 03, 2011 Srikanth R rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent action packed thriller... Couldn't keep it down
James Saunders
Jan 09, 2015 James Saunders rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Year of the Tiger

A good book. I prefer either the Sean Dillon or the Liam Devlin series. However, I found it very interesting but slower paced. It is a good read. A good book is like a delicious cooked dish. If you are conscious of the components it was not done right. If I am conscious of the good parts, the not so good etcetera it is not well written.
dennis barron
Apr 27, 2015 dennis barron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Year of the tiger

Another great book by Higgins. Paul chavasse helps the Dali lama escape from Tibet. Then he is called back into action to help a British doctor escape from Tibet being held prisoner by the Chinese. fast paced full of intrigue and a great twist at the end. Enjoyed immensely!!
Jim
Mar 24, 2016 Jim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Pulpy, fairly shallow 60s spy stuff, with pretty simplistic "us vs the reds" underpinnings, but easy and pleasant enough to read notwithstanding that.
Cliff Townsend
I like these little spy books.
Michael
Light quick reading spy tale.
Jeff
Jul 26, 2014 Jeff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Pretty typical Jack Higgins, enjoyable read
Richard Miller
Feb 10, 2015 Richard Miller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
quite a story of endurance.
Jan
Jul 18, 2014 Jan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened-to
Another typical Jack Higgins. Great to listen to on long road trips.
Ron Gilmette
May 18, 2015 Ron Gilmette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Higgins never fails to deliver.
Vikas Khair
Jun 10, 2014 Vikas Khair rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Nice little book by Jack Higgins it was one of his earliest books re-released years later as such some parts were added by the writer. I would assume them to be the beginning and end of the book. It was nice moving through England, India and Tibet. Proper Spy novel :P .. Worth reading.
Greg
Jan 08, 2012 Greg rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Jack Higgins writes good adventure stories but they lack knowledge and research. I don't blame him for not wanting to do much research. Writing is harder than it looks.

The final twist to this novel is good where the monk turns out to be the enemy.
Edward
Dec 30, 2012 Edward rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Eric
Jun 20, 2010 Eric rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was another typical easy read by Jack Higgins. The story moved quickly and I was able to read it all in one day.
Joanna
Jan 19, 2016 Joanna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paul-chavasse
Another good spy story from Cold War period, this time happening in Tibet.
Thrilling, time consuming and so real.
Caralyn Rubli
Mar 14, 2013 Caralyn Rubli rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Had a hard time concentrating through the beginnig, 15 good pages near the end. Ending predictable and rushed.
Gary Barrentine
A quick paced book that only took me a day to read about Tibet and China.
D.K. Cherian
An easy and quick read with good drama and adventure. But still a bit lacking.
Julie
Sep 10, 2015 Julie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Quite good - my favourite of his books I'm re-reading is Confessional
David Reynolds
Not his best by any stretch of the imagination....
Douglas
Oct 08, 2015 Douglas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
brilliant
Penny
Feb 07, 2009 Penny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jack Higgins is the pseudonym of Harry Patterson (b. 1929), the New York Times bestselling author of more than seventy thrillers, including The Eagle Has Landed and The Wolf at the Door. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, Patterson grew up in Belfast, Northern Irelan
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