On dangerous ground|
/ Jack Higgins
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For Sally Palmer with Love
August 1944 : A British Dakota on a flight from China to London crashes outside Delhi. Destroyed in the flames : a clandestine treaty signed by Lord Mountbatten and Communist leader Mao Tse-tung. An agreement to change the course of history.
June 1993 : In new cork a doctor from a wealthy criminal family hears a startling death-bed confession. Could the Chungking Covenant have survived? And how much would the British and Chinese governments pay for its destruction?
Form a remote castle in the Scottish highlands, Britain's most feared agent Sean Dillon enters the fray. The former IRA terrorist knew the odds on the first opponent : a powerful Mafia cartel, with billions at stake in Hong Kong. He can't begin to reckon on the second: Alluring young socialist Asta Morgan. More ruthless than any trained killer.