By L. Ron Hubbard
Falsely accused and below the gun, Reid jumps send and vanishes into Shanghai —only to get stuck in an internet of intrigue, betrayal, and murder. In an international the place not anything is what it kind of feels and every thing is on the market, he’s quickly out of his intensity, drawn right into a secret agent online game during which the winner takes all . . . and the loser takes a knife to the back.
Will Reid reside as much as his popularity because the secret agent Killer? He’ll need to research the principles quick, simply because with gamers like attractive Russian agent Varinka Savischna within the hunt, the sport is ready to show as seductive because it is sinister.
As a younger guy, Hubbard visited pre-Communist China 3 times, the place his closest pal headed up British intelligence. In a land the place communists, nationalists, struggle lords and overseas adventurers schemed for keep an eye on, Hubbard received a distinct perception into the intelligence operations and spy-craft within the region—a wisdom that informs tales like secret agent Killer.
“Vividly written, super-fast-paced.” —Ellery Queen
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Back. ” She used to be crying now. Kurt grew to become his face away. The dying Squad carried their burden during the backyard and during the wall, towards the headquarters of Lin Wang. . . . bankruptcy 3 The Confession while a guy spends a month in detention center, he's prepared for whatever, even homicide. And homicide was once to be the duty of Kurt Reid. the 1st week he spent caring. not anyone got here to work out him, not anyone steered him of the precise nature of his arrest, he heard not anything of the 2 unusual ladies who had ultimately brought on his incarceration. a guy can discover a good deal to fret approximately whilst he's faced with 4 yellowish partitions and whilst the scurrying rats forbid his sleep. He was once not able to pry details out of his black-uniformed shield. within the moment week he started to suspect the Russian Varinka Savischna. on the finish of ten days he bought a quick observe through the single window of the mobile. Kurt Reid; i've got attempted to determine approximately your case, yet i'm afraid to take my details to the specialists, fearing that the affair aboard the Rangoon may even be introduced opposed to you. i've got attempted to bribe Lin Wang, yet he'll don't have anything of it, announcing that you're an enemy of China. If destiny brings you again to me, I promise that our subsequent assembly should be much better than the final. Anne Carsten there has been a few moderate solace to that, and he came across himself anticipating seeing the girl—if and when—he ever obtained out. He started to stay upon her attractiveness, upon the kindness of her eyes. He learned, then, that this used to be the lady he had constantly was hoping to fulfill. His success to satisfy her while he needed to go away so by surprise. Sailor’s success! He couldn't fathom Lin Wang’s choice to maintain him clear of the Shanghai professionals. the actual fact was once ominous. If Lin Wang purely desired to dispose of Kurt Reid, it might be extra speedy performed over the bar of justice—God knew that Justice had sufficient opposed to the bucko mate. He attempted to piece jointly all he knew approximately Lin Wang, yet that did him little strong. Lin Wang used to be a common of excessive reputation, shouting for China’s freedom and waving flags and placing up an exceptional express. China’s traitors, so boasted Lin Wang, didn't dwell lengthy by the hands of his picked executioners, the demise Squad. Lin Wang had lengthy referred to as down the traditional curses upon the pinnacle of invading Japan. yet Kurt Reid had no sure resolution and whilst the month used to be out, interest overcame the phobia of his first assembly with Lin Wang. the warriors in black got here one morning and led him away. among their records he was once now not a lot to appear upon. His outfits have been soiled and worn, he wanted a shave, his hair used to be lengthy and unkempt, yet he walked with erect head and whatever of conceitedness in his stride. He used to be thrust during the door of a small hut and made to take a seat in a chair opposed to the wall. males handed ropes via his hands and approximately his physique and lashed him there. For an hour he waited after which, amid nice clamor, the door used to be flung again and Lin Wang got here in. One look on the guy despatched a shudder of repulsion via Kurt. Lin Wang was once small, hunched to 1 aspect, with a twisted again.