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The Burma Legacy

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Sam Packer, hero of Firehawk and The Lucifer Network, has a new assignment that will combine all his diplomatic and survival skills. An aging, wealthy Japanese businessman, Tetsuo Kamata, wants to rescue an ailing British car company, but the moment the announcement is made, death threats are made against Kamata by a former prisoner-of -war, Peregrine Harrison, who was tortured on the infamous Burma Railway. For the last five decades, Harrison has been the leader of a British-based cult. Packer can't believe that at the age of 77 Harrison has the strength or will to exact revenge, but he reckons without Harrison's cult adherents, one of whom is a ruthless ex-SAS operative now involved in drug smuggling in the Burma triangle. Packer learns that Kamata will be hit while visiting a new factory site in Burma and is flown out under cover to prevent a tragedy. Kamata is kidnapped and Packer is soon in the jungle, both hunter and hunted as he searches for the missing man and is tracked by his enemies. The Burma Legacy combines Geoffrey Archer's immaculate research with heart stopping action.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 116 x 174 x 30mm | 240.41g
  • Cornerstone
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0099427958
  • 9780099427957
  • 469,748

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Sam Packer, hero of Firehawk" and The Lucifer Network, has a new assignment that will combine all his diplomatic and survival skills. Fifty-five years after the end of World War Two, Tetsuo Kamata is a wealthy businessman, but he was once an interrogator in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp. One of his victims, Peregrine Harrison, recognizes him. Harrison never got over his maltreatment at Kamata's hands and has dreamed of killing him ever since. Now he has his chance. But if Kamata dies, so do the livelihoods of hundreds of car factory workers. M16 officer Sam Packer is diverted from his hunt for ex-SAS drug trader in Thailand and given the order to stop Harrison. The search takes him deep into Harrison's past and to the poppy fields of the Golden Triangle. To save Kamata from execution Packer must penetrate an alien and hostile world, a quest which brings him face to face with the very drug lords who have sworn to kill him.show more

About Geoffrey Archer

Geoffrey Archer's gripping thrillers are inspired by a deep knowledge of international intrigue gathered during more than 25 years of reporting for ITV's News at Ten. The Burma Legacy is the third novel featuring MI6 agent Sam Packer, who first appeared in Fire Hawk and The Lucifer Network. It follows his other international bestsellers: Java Spider, Scorpion Trail, Eagle Trap, Shadow Hunter and Sky Dancer.show more

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"A thrilling story which can only enhance Archer's reputation" * Publishing News *show more

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"A thrilling story which can only enhance Archer's reputation"show more

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140 ratings
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4 25% (35)
3 33% (46)
2 11% (16)
1 4% (6)
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