The first in John Trenhaile's gripping Simon Young series, as Simon is caught between Red China and Soviet Russia's power struggle for Hong Kong...
As the handover of Hong Kong to Communist China grows ever closer, the
bitter struggle for power in the Far East has already begun.
Outside forces are determined to undermine Hong Kong's financial stability -
and to ensure that China inherits nothing but a worthless, empty shell. Pitted
against them are the elite of Chinese Intelligence, the Mahjong Brigade, who
plan to sabotage the plot, using as their instrument Simon Young - an influential
Hong Kong tai-pan.
A master in the mannered warfare of global finance, Young is a novice in the
hostile world of international espionage. If he is to survive at all he must secure
his own allies in this deadly game. But even his beautiful Chinese wife, Jinny, has
secrets to conceal...
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