It's 3am and 20 below zero on the Chinese-North Korean border. Shanghai-based CIA operative Laszlo Kovic's mission is going straight to hell. Tasked with exfiltrating a North Korean nuclear scientist, he unwittingly leads a team of Marines into a deadly ambush.
Bruised, battered and frostbitten, he returns to Shanghai seeking answers. Was he set up or did someone leak the mission? Within hours people are trying to kill him and China's own spies are after him. Against orders, Kovic assembles a crack team from Shanghai's underworld - a master hacker, a cat burglar and a former special-forces sniper. His quest takes him to the heart of a deadly conspiracy involving a sinister American-born Chinese gangster and one of the country's most revered leaders. As Shanghai descends into chaos, can he stop the plot before East and West erupt into a global war?Über den Autor:
After joining the BBC in 1980, Peter Grimsdale became editor of Crimewatch and produced documentaries on a range of subjects including the Tamil uprising in Sri Lanka. In 1994 he became Channel 4's Commissioning Editor for Features and Religion, winning Royal Television Society Awards in both genres, before returning to the BBC in 1999 as Head of the Independent Commissionin Group, responsible for all of the BBC's independent programming. In 2000, he was back commissioning at Channel 4 where, among other things, he took charge of Big Brother. In 2004 he moved to the internet as Editorial Director for Yahoo Europe, where he overhauled all that portal's content operations, and then returned to television a year later as Controller for Science for Channel Five. He is married to writer and broadcaster Stephanie Calman.
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