Winner of the 1969 Edgar Award, "The Dragon's Eye" takes us behind the Bamboo Curtain into a world of espionage and intrigue in China. |
"Why me? I was no hero. Just a war-wise, war-weary combat reporter who'd pushed his luck too far and too long. Still alive and tired of all the dying. Now all I wanted was a long blonde in a short bikini and a star to steer her by. I cabled my resignation and got the hell out of Asia. I got as far as Honolulu. That's where an old buddy brainwashed me into a mission that would rattle the guts of the most hardened agents. A rescue job behind the Bamboo Curtain. A former British correspondent, now top man in the Chinese news service. A man with lethal secrets . . . and a Chinese mistress. A man who would deal with no one but me. Why me? I couldn't figure it out. And there was only one way to find out."