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Book Title: Performance Anomalies|
The author of the book: Victor Robert Lee
Date of issue: July 1st 2013
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 392 KB
Edition: Perimeter Six Press
Read full description of the books Performance Anomalies:Victor Robert Lee's provocative debut spy thriller introduces a protagonist to rival the most memorable espionage heroes. Cono is a startling young man of mixed and haunting heritage who has been gifted - or cursed - with an accelerated nervous system. An orphan and a loner, he acts as a freelance spy, happy to use his strange talents in the service of dubious organizations and governments - until, in Kazakhstan, on a personal mission to rescue a former lover, he is sucked into a deadly maelstrom of betrayal that forces him to question all notions of friendship and allegiance.
Relevant to our times, PERFORMANCE ANOMALIES explores the expansion of Beijing's imperial reach into Central Asia, and the takeover of Kazakhstan. Cono's main adversary is a brutal Beijing agent whose personality has been twisted by the Cultural Revolution's devastation of his family. Victor Robert Lee's topical depiction of a Beijing government pursuing territorial expansion resonates with current tensions over China's claims on the entire South China Sea.
PERFORMANCE ANOMALIES travels from Brazil and Stanford to Almaty and the Tian Shan mountains, covering a tumultuous emotional landscape along the way. The fate of an oil-rich nation the size of Western Europe is at stake. So, too, is a hidden stockpile of weapons-grade uranium. The Beijing agent craves Cono's suffering; a jihadi cell wants him dead. As the human cost of his mission escalates, Cono realizes that he must turn his strange talents toward higher deeds in the future - if by his guile he can survive the explosive present.
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Read information about the authorVictor Robert Lee writes on the Asia-Pacific region and is the author of the espionage novel Performance Anomalies, described by The Japan Times as “a thoroughly original work of fiction.” His recent field reporting from the South China Sea and East China Sea can be found in The Diplomat and elsewhere. His reporting has been cited in The Economist, Bloomberg View, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Mainichi Shimbun, BBC News, CNN, Asahi Shimbun, The Straits Times, National Geographic and other media, as well as in hearings of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He uses a pen name to avoid being denied travel visas by authoritarian governments.
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