A man in Hong Kong attempts to flee a group of assassins who are after him. Hong Kong is the perfect city to make his escape, where someone can hide in plain sight: One does not seek what one does not see. But he is being chased by a crime boss named Dragon Head, a white man who has earned his reputation for killing his rivals. Dragon Head is seeking something that this man has and has sent his best assassin after him, a woman with a dark past named Xin Li. It is a game of cat and mouse—who will win out?
In another part of the world, former KGB colonel Aleksandr Talanov is being interrogated by the House Intelligence Committee. His best friend and former CIA handler, Bill Wilcox, has brought Talanov to Washington D.C. to apply as a potential consult for the CIA. But trouble always seems to follow Talanov, and things go badly from the start. Burned out and emotionally drained, he heads to San Francisco for some much-needed R&R with his mentor, Zak Babikov, who runs a community center in Chinatown. Soon after Talanov arrives, Dragon Head’s assassins do, too.
He does not know it yet, but Talanov has something Dragon Head desperately needs. The crime boss has sent his own daughter and Xin Li, two amazing fighters, to bring Talanov to Hong Kong. But Talanov is distracted by Zak’s new family. His mentor has three newly adopted children and has built a happy life for himself, proving that Talanov may someday leave his dark past behind, too, and have a very different future. But Xin Li is on the hunt for him, and she has a plan of her own, one that defies Dragon Head and links to her troubled past—a past that includes Talanov.
James Houston Turner’s latest book Dragon Head is another action-packed thriller that traverses the world. From DC to San Francisco and Hong Kong, Turner gives readers a diverse set of characters with changing loyalties and international intrigue. He does not shy away from tackling the complexities of cybercrime and international law, nor does he stop at giving us the action alone. His characters are funny and emotionally driven. They face tragic losses as well as hard-fought victories that connect to readers. This book has it all: action, emotional drama, and even a little romance. Another impressive thriller from the Aleksandr Talanov series. No need to have read any previous books in the series to enjoy this latest one.
|Author||James Houston Turner|
|Page Count||274 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|