The Vets by Stephen Leather

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Hong Kong. The British administration is preparing to hand the capitalist colony back to Communist China with the minimum of fuss.

But Colonel Joel Tyler has other plans for the British colony, plans which involve four Vietnam War veterans and a spectacular mission making use of their unique skills.

Vietnam was the one thing the four men had in common before Tyler moulded them into a team capable of pulling off a sensational robbery.

But while the vets are preparing to take Hong Kong by storm, their paymaster, Anthony Chung, puts the final touches to an audacious betrayal. At stake is the future of Hong Kong . . .


About Stephen Leather

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Stephen Leather is one of the UK's most successful thriller writers, an ebook and Sunday Times bestseller and author of the critically acclaimed Dan 'Spider' Shepherd series and the Jack Nightingale supernatural detective novels. Before becoming a novelist he was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mirror, the Glasgow Herald, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. He is one of the country's most successful ebook authors and his titles have topped the Amazon Kindle charts in the UK and the US. His bestsellers have been translated into fifteen languages and he has also written for television. You can learn more from Stephen's website,, find him on Facebook, and follow him on Twitter at Stephen also has a website for his Spider Shepherd series,, and for his Jack Nightingale series,
Published January 1, 1993 by Hodder & Stoughton. 448 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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After visiting Vietnam and Thailand, Tyler ferries his men to Hong Kong, where the heist--robbing the Happy Valley racetrack--will go down.

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Convincing descriptions of Hong Kong's criminal and sexual underworld, a fine and humane dialogue between war veterans from both sides and graphic descriptions of the victims of Agent Orange, account for the lengthy buildup in Leather's fifth thriller.

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