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Head of Zeus
The Shanghai Factor
The Shanghai Factor by Charles McCarry

An American spy in China. Name: Unknown. Status: Sleeper.

He's meant to be laying low, polishing his Mandarin and awaiting further instructions from Washington. But Shanghai is a difficult city to sleep in, especially when his nights are taken over by the seductive but enigmatic Mei – a woman with secrets he'd rather not hear.

Then he is tasked with a delicate operation. Infiltrate the core of the Chinese intelligence service. Distinguish friend from foe. Report to a single contact at HQ. Trust no one. Tell no one.

Pushed out into the cold, in a city of millions he's suddenly very, very alone.

But in Shanghai city you're never truly alone. Faceless strangers linger in the shadows, watching your every move. No one is safe from the Guoanbu. Not even a spy with no name...

Head of Zeus * Thrillers
13 Mar 2014 * 304pp * £7.99 * 9781781855119
REVIEWS
'If you do not read another spy novel this year, read this one, it will not disappoint.'
Daily Mail
'Better than John le Carre... perhaps the best ever'
Lee Child
'There is no better American spy novelist'
Time Magazine
Author
Charles McCarry
Charles McCarry
A former operative for the CIA, Charles McCarry (b. 1930) is America's most revered author of espionage fiction. Born in Massachusetts, McCarry began his writing career in the army, as a correspondent for Stars and Stripes. In the 1950s he served as a speechwriter for President Eisenhower before taking a post with the CIA, for which he traveled the globe as a deep cover operative. He left the Agency in 1967, and set about converting his experiences into fiction. His first novel, The Miernik Dossier (1971), introduced Paul Christopher, an American spy who struggles to balance his family life with his work. McCarry has continued writing about Christopher and his family for decades, producing ten novels in the series to date. A former editor-at-large for National Geographic, McCarry has written extensive nonfiction, and continues to write essays and book reviews for various national publications. Ark (2011) is his most recent novel.
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