Results of the Edgar Allan Poe Award® in the year 1970.
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 agent. 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….