Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Hong Kong Incident

Mark Hood: #3 “Hong Kong Incident” by James Dark (James E. MacDonnell). Karate spy Mark Hood is in Hong Kong, supposedly for a Grand Prix race, but it’s merely a cover to assist a Chinese scientist to defect. As a hurricane bears down on Hong Kong, the enemy is also after the defector, and the story runs nonstop from the first page.

There is really no plot, and no super villain – except maybe the hurricane. The defector is killed immediately, before telling Hood some terrible secret, and there is a bar incident and prostitutes, then a battle ship chasing a submarine. The whole story takes place in a 24-hour period. No sex this time around, and very little to do with karate, except to wonder what his master would do in certain situations. This was an easy read and fast-paced at 60,000 words, but not very exciting.

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