The second in John Trenhaile's gripping Simon Young series, in which the Young family are caught up in rising superpower China's deadly ambitions...
'I welcome you through the Gates of Exquisite View' - a phrase carved above the
entrance to the torture-chamber of executioner Lai Chun-Ch'en.
To save his life Mat Young must tell his inquisitors the secret of Apogee - a fifth
generation supercomputer. But it is a secret he does not possess.
Mat is caught in Red China's deadly ambitions to take back Taiwan by force. As is
Simon Young his tai-pan father, and Mat's lover, one of Taiwan's most glamorous
Extremely complex yet compelling. One of those rare tales of espionage - a gripping page-turner so well written it can stand proudly alongside 'serious' fiction - Daily Telegraph on NOCTURNE FOR THE GENERAL
A wonderfully tough and fascinating story that kept me guessing to the very end...if you liked Gorky Park, you'll love this - New York Newsday on THE MAN CALLED KYRIL
A breath of fresh air...oozes authenticity and impending peril. The mood is chilling and the excitement of the manhunt almost tangible - Los Angeles Times on A VIEW FROM THE SQUARE
A splendid evocation of the cruel, cold life of a Soviet prison camp. A remarkable study of the price of failure for spies - Sunday Telegraph on NOCTURNE FOR THE GENERAL
Fascinating...a fresh and original spy thriller...wonderfully and convincingly well told - Daily Mail on NOCTURNE FOR THE GENERAL
Trenhaile does for the KGB what le Carre did for the British intelligence service - Sunday Terlegraph on THE MAN CALLED KYRIL