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Typhoon (2008)

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In the last days before Hong Kong once again falls under Chinese rule, a professor surfaces with information about a deadly terrorist plot. Agent Joe Lennox sees this as his chance for advancement, but his plans are derailed when the man is spirited away by the CIA.
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Tyfon af Charles Cumming (2008)

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Joe Lennox seems to be the perfect spy. Having graduated from Oxford with a first class degree in Mandarin in the mid 1990s he is, almost as a matter of course, recruited into MI6. Equally predictably, he finds himself posted to Hong Kong in the run up to the handover of the colony back to Chinese rule in 1997. All in all, his career seems to be developing entirely as he and MI6 might have planned.

Shortly before the handover an aging Chinese man swims across the straits to land in Hong Kong. He is found by a British soldier from the Black Watch regiment who takes him into custody. This is no ordinary refugee, however. He speaks exceptionally good, idiomatic English and recognises the Black Watch insignia.

He is removed to a safe house for questioning, which is undertaken by Lennox, who establishes a rapport him. We learn that he is Professor Wang, and he gradually spins a story about potential insurrection in Western China where the Uighur Muslim community is showing signs of rising up against decades, or even centuries, of suppression by the Han Chinese. Wang seems able to offer a wealth of detail, and Lennox thinks that he may be on to a major espionage coup.

Lennox never gets to find out. While he is taking a break for sleep, Wang is spirited away by some of Lennox's MI6 colleagues, working in association with Miles Coolidge, senior CIA operative for that area. No explanation is forthcoming, and Lennox finds himself out in the cold.

Seven years later and the world, post-911 is completely different. Lennox is back in the Far East, now based in Shanghai, as is Coolidge.
Cumming spins a complicated tale but never lets the reader's attention flag. The plot is certainly on a par with le Carre at his finest. Cumming can't quite match le Carre's unique prose style, of course, but then who can? Lennox is an engaging and likeable character, and his relations with colleagues, counterparts from other agencies and also the 'civilian' bystanders whom he deals with are all plausible.

This was a very entertaining novel, and a worthy heir to le Carre's 'The Honourable Schoolboy'. ( )
  Eyejaybee | May 24, 2020 |
Now only "A Foreign Country" remains to be read.

In here there are no shoot-outs, improbable escapes, implausibly glamorous and resourceful central characters. Charles Cumming is interested in something more: in nuance, in character, in building atmosphere and tension. In other words, he's a sophisticated British spy writer in the fine tradition of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene.

Still this book it's not up to par with "The Trinity Six", which is one of the best spy novels I've ever read.

Nevertheless it's still recommended. ( )
  antao | Dec 10, 2016 |
My third Charles Cumming in as many months and his other three books are on the to-read list for the next three months. Whilst I enjoyed this one a lot, I wouldn't rate as highly as the two Alec Milius novels, oddly enough because I felt a lot less empathy with Joe Lennox, the protagonist, than I had for Milius, the non hero of earlier novels.
Cummings' writing style is simple and clear and makes you want to turn the page, albeit that he conveys a lot of intriguing background information, this time on Hong Kong, Shanghai and China' troubled relationship with its Muslim minorities.
I am most definitely a fan, but I still don't think he is the "new Le Carre". ( )
  johnwbeha | Nov 18, 2015 |
Joe Lennox seems to be the perfect spy. Having graduated from Oxford with a first class degree in Mandarin in the mid 1990s he is, almost as a matter of course, recruited into MI6. Equally predictably, he finds himself posted to Hong Kong in the run up to the handover of the colony back to Chinese rule in 1997. All in all, his career seems to be developing entirely as he and MI6 might have planned.

Shortly before the handover an aging Chinese man swims across the straits to land in Hong Kong. He is found by a British soldier from the Black Watch regiment who takes him into custody. This is no ordinary refugee, however. He speaks exceptionally good, idiomatic English and recognises the Black Watch insignia.

He is removed to a safe house for questioning, which is undertaken by Lennox, who establishes a rapport him. We learn that he is Professor Wang, and he gradually spins a story about potential insurrection in Western China where the Uighur Muslim community is showing signs of rising up against decades, or even centuries, of suppression by the Han Chinese. Wang seems able to offer a wealth of detail, and Lennox thinks that he may be on to a major espionage coup.

Lennox never gets to find out. While he is taking a break for sleep, Wang is spirited away by some of Lennox's MI6 colleagues, working in association with Miles Coolidge, senior CIA operative for that area. No explanation is forthcoming, and Lennox finds himself out in the cold.

Seven years later and the world, post-911 is completely different. Lennox is back in the Far East, now based in Shanghai, as is Coolidge.
Cumming spins a complicated tale but never lets the reader's attention flag. The plot is certainly on a par with le Carre at his finest. Cumming can't quite match le Carre's unique prose style, of course, but then who can? Lennox is an engaging and likeable character, and his relations with colleagues, counterparts from other agencies and also the 'civilian' bystanders whom he deals with are all plausible.

This was a very entertaining novel, and a worthy heir to le Carre's 'The Honourable Schoolboy'. ( )
  Eyejaybee | Jun 4, 2014 |
Really good thriller that gives a look into contemporary life in Hong Kong & Shanghai. Also presents a scenario for unrest in the westernmost province of China. ( )
  EctopicBrain | Dec 4, 2012 |
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