Jim Forester, the FBI Director, is assassinated in Mexico City. When President Braddock appoints Kelly Cameron, a rising FBI agent, Director of the Bureau’s China Section, to take charge of the investigation, Kelly is forced to overcome her personal grief for Forester, her friend and mentor.
In unraveling the riddle of Forester’s murder, Kelly uncovers Operation Chameleon, a bold and daring plot by the Chinese government that would put the United States at tremendous risk. Kelly proceeds with dogged persistence despite personal danger and repeated attacks on her life and those helping her. The espionage landscape is constantly shifting around Kelly. Agents may have become double agents. She doesn’t know whom to trust.
The non-stop action moves from Washington to Mexico to Rome to Hong Kong. Forester’s murder blossoms into an electrifying international crisis with monumental stakes for the United States.
Full of dazzling international locations and furious action, THE CHINESE AGENT is a thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Reviews for the Book
If you are looking for a book to take on vacation or to help provide you with a complete distraction from your daily life, you should read this novel! From the very first page until the final chapter, I could not put it down. The book begins when Kelly Cameron finds out that her mentor and friend, the FBI director, has been murdered. Her dangerous quest to find the killer takes her through Italy, Uruguay, and Hong Kong. The politics behind Topol's writing remain relevant and understandable, and the threats to the United States are clear. But mostly what we see is a woman courageously struggling to protect her family and defend her country. This book reads so quickly and the scenes are so captivating that I did not want it to end though I did want to know what would happen next! - Anne Rosen
About the Author: Allan Topol
I have been fortunate to be a partner in a large Washington based international law firm while writing my geopolitical novels. I’ve gotten to know US and world leaders as well as intelligence agents. At the same time, numerous publications have carried my op-ed pieces including the NY Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post, and Military.com. And I have been traveling extensively in foreign locals.
All of these factors have contributed to my thoughtful action based geopolitical thrillers. The goal has been to write page turning, entertaining novels, taking place in exotic locals, while also informing and educating readers. Two of my novels, Spy Dance, and Enemy of My Enemy, have made national best seller lists. One was optioned; two are under consideration in Hollywood for feature films; and a television series is being considered for the Craig Page novels. Some have been translated into Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, and Hebrew.
Many of the issues at the heart of my novels have been an accurate forecast of world developments. For example, China’s rise in military power (The China Gambit); the resurgence of Russia (The Russian Endgame); the conflict between Christians and Muslims in Europe (The Spanish Revenge); and Chinese efforts to gain an economic foothold in Western Europe (The Italian Divide).
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