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Peter Haining – The Hero

Posted by demonik on November 11, 2010

Peter Haining – The Hero (Nel, Nov. 1978: originally Nel, 1975)

David McAllister

David McAllister

Blurb:
The place and the threat is China. The weapon is nuclear and deadly!

In the secret organizations that operate behind every government the fear is – how to eliminate the weapon without shattering the balance of power between East and West.

Richard Soulgrove is the man chosen for the mission. Aged 31, shy, anonymous, undistinguished in any field except that he can speak Chinese. He is taken from his peaceful existence as a civil servant and thrust into a long and dangerous assignment. An assignment where he has to learn to play the Hero. To develop the capacity for killing, and to learn how to live with the shadow of constant fear and imminent death.

As famously not written by Peter Haining at all but Terry Harknett. The original and only edition i’ve seen prior to this has a cover photo depicting a bandaged ninja.

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