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Author(s): Charles Cumming

Location(s): China, Hong Kong

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Late 1990s onwards



Typhoon is a really fast moving and fascinating insight into a side of China that is generally not really well known. The central character is Joe Lennox, who is likeable but not sanctimonious working for the SIS.

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Cumming captures the chaos, nervousness and exhuberance of Hong Kong leading up to the 1997 handover, and fast-forwards deftly into the quasi-capitalist China of our own time. One can really feel what it is...

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