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Hong Kong (Jake Grafton - 8) (original 2000; edition 2000)

by Stephen Coonts (Author)

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Title:Hong Kong (Jake Grafton - 8)
Authors:Stephen Coonts (Author)
Info:St Martins Press (2000), Edition: 1st, 350 pages
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Oh that it only would happen. Held my interest. Love this author. ( )
  carolynsuarez | Oct 23, 2015 |
Americans, including our hero Jake Grafton, in Hong Kong at the time of China's revolution. This book is full of twisty turns that keep one's interest. I've never been to Hong Kong and never wanted to go, but the book is a good read/listen because the interaction of really, really bad dudes who eventually get their due. Show me the next Grafton novel. ( )
  buffalogr | Apr 19, 2014 |
Interesting , Americans in HOng Kong at overthrow of Communest gov. of China. Scads of conspiracies, double crossing , Kidnapping and money hungery bad, bad, people. Fast moving and lots of thinking to keep up. Well worth the time to read. ( )
  donagiles | Aug 6, 2012 |
This is a cracking read. Plenty of action and interest all the way through. Really enjoyed reading it, just sad I've now finished it. More of the same please. ( )
  nigelbarker | Jun 4, 2011 |
This novel's plot may have seemed plausible to Coonts when it was published in 2000 but it seems ridiculous today. Unfortunately Coonts relies on a stereotypical portrayal of Chinese culture which does an injustice to Hong Kong, both then and now. The action is ok and the main characters live up to their reputations but history has left this novel looking for a dustbin. ( )
  True54Blue | Dec 25, 2010 |
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Revolutions and revolutionary wars are inevitable in class society, and without them it is impossible to accomplish any leap in social development and to overthrow the reactionary ruling classes and therefore impossible for people to win political power....
The seizure of power by armed force, the settlement of the issue by war, is the central task and the highest form of revolution. This Marxist-Leninist principle of revolution holds good universally, for China and for all other countries.

------------------------------Mao Tse Tung
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To John and Nancy Coonts
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One tiny, red, liquid drop of blood was visible in the center of the small, neat hole in China Bob Chan's forehead an inch or so above his right eye.
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The U.S. government sends Jake Grafton to Hong Kong to find out how deeply the U.S. consul-general, Tiger Cole, is embedded in a dangerous plan to overthrow the Chinese regime. he takes his wife Callie with him. They haven't returned to the island since their first meeting there, and Tiger Cole is an old friend from those days. Their trip soon turns into their worst nightmare...

Hong Kong is a powder keg ready to explode. A political murder and the Communist government's closure of a foreign bank are the sparks that light the fuse...and Tiger Cole is right on the middle of the action. After a violent rebel faction kidnaps Callie, Jake suddenly finds himself pulled into the vortex of a high-tech civil war...

Joining forces with CIA operative Tommy Carmellini, Jake races to save Callie from the imminent bloodbath. But first he must figure out whom he can trust among the Western faction vying for control in the volatile situation and among the Chinese patriots fights for their nation's future. Now, more than ever, he must make sure that the right side wins. One false move is all it will take to doom his wife--and the entire world...

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When political terrorists kidnap his wife during their Hong Kong vacation, Admiral Jake Grafton joins forces with agent Tommy Carmellini of CUBA and a group of Chinese freedom fighters to foil a dangerous international conspiracy.

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