Hong Kong, 1991. The colony is preparing for Chinese rule.
Geoff Howells, a government-trained killing machine, is brought out of retirement and sent to there. His brief: to assassinate Chinese Mafia leader, Simon Ng. Howells devises a dangerous and complicated plan to reach his intended victim – only to find himself the next target.
Patrick Dugan, a Hong Kong policeman, has been held back in his career because of his family connections: his sister is married to Simon Ng. But when Ng’s daughter is kidnapped and Ng himself disappears, Dugan gets caught up in a series of violent events and an international spy ring that has spun out of control . . .
PRAISE FOR STEPHEN LEATHER
‘A master of the thriller genre’ Irish Times ‘As tough as British thrillers get . . . gripping’ Irish Independent
‘The sheer impetus of his story-telling is damned hard to resist’ Sunday Express