The Gates of Exquisite View

John Trenhaile

ISBN 10: 000617602X / ISBN 13: 9780006176022
Verlag: Fontana/Collins, 1988
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| A Format (7" x 4½"). 415pp. | First in this, paperback, edition. To save his life Mat Yong must tell his inquisitors the secret of Apogee - a fifth generation supercomputer. But it is a secret he does not possess. Mat has been caught in Red China's deadly ambitions to take back Taiwan by force. As has Simon Young his tai-pan father, and Mat's lover. One of Taiwan's most glamorous actresses For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 112814

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Titel: The Gates of Exquisite View

Verlag: Fontana/Collins

Erscheinungsdatum: 1988

Einband: Paperback

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British businessman Simon Young and his Eurasian son Matthew return in this sequel to The Mah-Jongg Spies, as two principals in an outsize cast of international characters. All are struggling to possess the Young company's miraculous computer, Apogee, which can ensure its controlling nation domination over the world. With the People's Republic of China planning to invade Taiwan, Qiu Qianwei of the Mainland Intelligence Agency goes after Apogee and narrowly survives deadly attacks in Thailand and Taiwan. In the Soviet Union, discussions on an alliance with Red China are under way; in Taiwan, sadistic Li Lu-tang holds Mat and his lover Mo Mei-Hua hostages to force Simon into surrendering the computer to the Taiwanese. The prisoners suffer in "the gates of exquisite view," where Li forces them to look at depictions of hideous tortures that they are about to undergo. Along with graphic descriptions of the fates that befall others, these scenes test the reader's endurance. There is rarely a moment to pause for breath between the agonizingly suspenseful events in a thriller that is worthy of its genre.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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