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The Shanghai Factor by Charles Mccarry
  

The Shanghai Factor

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A fast, easy read of espionage and duplicity featuring a new recruit who may or may not become a double agent for or with the Chinese. You know the sort of thing. It’s all very complicated, secretive and colourful. Set largely in China where the author, an ex-CIA agent, served, it’s tautly written and presumably reasonably authentic. Good fun.

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The Shanghai Factor by Charles Mccarry

An American spy in China. Name: Unknown. Status: Sleeper. He's meant to be laying low, polishing his Mandarin and awaiting further instructions from Washington. But Shanghai is a difficult city to sleep in, especially when his nights are taken over by the seductive but enigmatic Mei - a woman with secrets he'd rather not hear. Then he is tasked with a delicate operation. Infiltrate the core of the Chinese intelligence service. Distinguish friend from foe. Report to a single contact at HQ. Trust no one. Tell no one. Pushed out into the cold, in a city of millions he's suddenly very, very alone. But in Shanghai city you're never truly alone. Faceless strangers linger in the shadows, watching your every move. No one is safe from the Guoanbu. Not even a spy with no name...

Reviews

'If you do not read another spy novel this year, read this one, it will not disappoint.'
Daily Mail

'Better than John le Carre... perhaps the best ever' - Lee Child

'There is no better American spy novelist' - Time Magazine

About the Author

Charles Mccarry

Charles McCarry established an international reputation with the publication of his worldwide bestseller The Tears of Autumn in 1975 and altogether wrote 10 critically acclaimed novels. During the Cold War he was an intelligence officer operating under deep cover in Europe, Africa and Asia.

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Book Info

Publication date

13th March 2014

Author

Charles Mccarry

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Publisher

Head of Zeus

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
eBook Favourites

Espionage & spy thriller

ISBN

9781781855119

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