'An absorbing saga, an epic novel... Anthony Grey is not just a man of steely courage as his survival of two years as a hostage in Peking demonstrated; he is one of that rare species - a born storyteller' The Daily Mail. --The Daily Mail
This books makes a claim as the Vietnam equivalent to Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead written about the second World War.' Nashville Banner. --Nashville Banner
The ringing irony of Saigon is that a major work of fiction was required to adequately explain the fundamental tragedy of the United States involvement in Vietnam... This is a novel of terrible importance... Like James Michener and James Clavell, Mr Grey is a master storyteller. Unlike them however, he has something pertinent to say and does so in distinguished fashion.' Kansas City Star. --Kansas City Star
About the Author
Before achieving international bestseller status with SAIGON and PEKING, Anthony Grey was a foreign correspondent with Reuters, having begun his career in journalism in the UK with the Eastern Daily Press in Norfolk where he was born and educated. He covered the Cold War from datelines all across Eastern Europe before being assigned to China. He was the only British journalist resident in the Chinese capital at the height of the Cultural Revolution - and became the focus of worldwide headlines when he was seized as a hostage by Mao Tse-tungs's Red Guards and held in solitary for two years. After publishing his first international bestselling book HOSTAGE IN PEKING, a non-fiction account of his ordeal, he established himself as a radio and television presenter, bestselling novelist, independent publisher and frequent public speaker.