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more of a breeze
on 22 June 2014
Having just read 'A Colder War' by this author and now finished this one, it's easy to compare the progress the author has made over th last few yars in the way he sets out his storyline and develops his characters.
I struggled with 'Typhoon'. It's not that it's a bad book, it's just difficult to really get into it. I had no empathy with any of the characters whatsoever and the way the story is related, it would seem the author felt the same.
Still, if you do read on, the writing is clever. The way SIS and our Cousins work together (or not) is well shown for what it really is, a case of complete mistrust. It portrays the ruthlessness of the Chinese heirachy in quelling anything they don't like, to the tune of probably millions bumped off over the recent years, including, it seems, Western people who cross the line just once too often.
I like this author andmost certainly will buy his nextelease; just as long as it's not a sort of follow to 'Tyohoon'.