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The Guys Who Spied For China Paperback – October 8, 2009
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...An incredible eye opener of a story...Basichis takes us on a journey across the country and through the years revealing the twisted souls who are the creators of a world that outsiders choose to ignore. --Page Readers Blog Talk Radio
This timely and entertaining book explains how easily you might find yourself with a 'spy next door,' or even be recruited to be one yourself! --Independent Publisher (IPPY) Jim Barnes, Editor
Crusty Noah Brown steals the book, evoking William Burroughs...In contrast to the beach read spy novel...By the...climax, there was no place else I would rather have been than on that mission, from the safety of my armchair. --Evergreen Review
"A growing power, China has placed eyes all over the world. "The Guys Who Spied for China" tells the story of two gentlemen who uncover some of these eyes for China in the United States, in their home state of California. Inspired by true events, and colored by author Gordon Basichis' dark humor, 'The Guys Who Spied for China' is an intriguing and entertaining read. "The Guys Who Spied for China" is a worthwhile investment for spy fiction fans." --Midwest Book Review - January 2010
About the Author
- Item Weight : 11.7 ounces
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0984105204
- ISBN-13 : 978-0984105205
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 0.72 x 8 inches
- Publisher : Minstrel's Alley (October 8, 2009)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #17,040,164 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In this Southern California world spying isn't about cloaks and daggers. It is about strip malls, the dentist's office, industrialized neighborhoods decked with razor wire. Hidden away from the perennial sunshine are some truly frightening characters.
People are constantly appearing in different guises. Scientists are actually spies, professors become terrorists, and beautiful women may have steely hearts and ulterior motives. No one can be trusted and our narrator spices the pages with sardonic, irreverant humor.
The theme is timely. This is entertainment on an intelligent, complex level. Don't miss it.
It seems a very timely subject matter, given our increasingly close but still guarded and cautious relationship with China.
The book told a good story and was paced very well. It never dragged and always held my interest. The story length also was not overly long and drawn out. I especially appreciated the inside references to the nuts-and-bolts of "on the ground" intelligence gathering. It seems to me the only way someone wold know this type of detail would be to have actually lived it and/or spent huge amounts of time researching his subject matter.