The third in John Trenhaile's thrilling Simon Young series, his daughter Diana Young is trapped deep in China and must reach Hong Kong before the final countdown to the Scroll of Benevolence...
1997. Hong Kong prepares to enter Chinese control. The commercial
empires have already made plans to leave, their vast assets telexed to
safety in a brilliant scheme code-named The Scroll of Benevolence.
But the ambitious General Lo Bing plots for supreme power in China -
and is determined to smash Benevolence.
Racing against time to preserve world peace, Gene Sangster of the CIA
and Konstantin Proshin of the KGB join forces to prove what Lo Bing most
wants to hide: that China possesses unimaginable military might.
Diana, Simon Young's daughter, is trapped deep in China. Somehow she
must reach Hong Kong before the final countdown to Benevolence. Her only
hope rests with a handsome Chinese youth - but is he friend or enemy...?
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