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Halkin, John

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ISBN 10: 0945167113 / ISBN 13: 9780945167112
Published by British Amer Pub Ltd, Latham, New York, U.S.A., 1989
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The front cover has a forward lean.Library withdrawal in the plastic, protective cover. The last blank cover the page has been removed by the library leaving a jagged edge exposing the spine. Stamped in the inside back cover page. Some shelf wear to the plastic covers stamped at the page edge, this book remains useful. Bookseller Inventory # HCLibNov21VI46

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Title: Hantu

Publisher: British Amer Pub Ltd, Latham, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Book Condition:Good

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This book portrays the great powers locked in a suicidal mahjong game. Communist China "borrows" British agent Peter Ross who sets out to track down a secret weapon which one side possesses. He follows a trail of deception and violent death stretching from tropical Singapore to Manchuria's near-Arctic winter. John Halkin is a former BBC producer and has lived for some years in Singapore. His other books include "Slither".

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Halkin's gripping tale of international intrigue is set during the opening months of the Korean War. British Intelligence receives a request from their Red Chinese counterparts, asking for a meeting in Singapore between a Chinese representative and agent Peter Ross, who earned the sobriquet Hantu, or "ghost," as a jungle fighter in Malaysia during WW II. Ross still blames himself for the massacre of his small guerrilla band, including the woman he loved, during the closing days of the war. His new assignment reunites him with a comrade from those days and brings him together with another beautiful Asian woman, to whom he is inevitably drawn. While Harry Truman talks openly of using the atomic bomb in Korea, Ross and his associates plunge into the near-Arctic Manchurian winter seeking a hidden Russian base where bacteriological warfare experiments are reportedly being carried out in preparation for an all-out attack on UN forces. Tightly written and suspenseful from the first, British writer Halkin's espionage thriller (following his horror novel, Slither ) is a standard in the genre.
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