The Chinaman by Stephen Leather

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The Chinaman understood death.



Jungle-skilled, silent and lethal, he had killed for the Viet Cong and then for the Americans. He had watched helpless when his two eldest daughters had been raped and killed by Thai pirates.


Now all that was behind him. Quiet, hard-working and unassuming, he was building up his South London take-away business.


Until the day his wife and youngest daughter were destroyed by an IRA bomb in a Knightsbridge department store.


Then, simply but persistently, he began to ask the authorities who were the men responsible, what was being done. And was turned away, fobbed off, treated as a nuisance.



Which was when the Chinaman, denied justice, decided on revenge. And went back to war.

 

About Stephen Leather

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Richard Lord is a writer for the Pittsburgh City Paper whose work on subprime lending has won numerous awards and appeared in national forums.
 
Published October 16, 2008 by Hodder & Stoughton. 316 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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Soon IRA blood is flying, and Nguyen plants bombs in cars, moves about the countryside like a shadow in camouflage, and traps Liam Hennessy, a Belfast lawyer whom Nguyen thinks is head man of the terrorists.

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A series of vicious bombings in London propels this timely, action-packed fourth novel from former journalist Leather ( Hungry Ghost ). The IRA claims responsibility for the violence, although Liam He

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A series of vicious bombings in London propels this action-packed novel.

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A series of vicious bombings in London propels this timely, action-packed fourth novel from former journalist Leather ( Hungry Ghost ).

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