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The Solitary Man

By Stephen Leather

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Format: Paperback, 576 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 July 1997
Chris Hutchison is a man on the run. Imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, Hutch escapes from a British maximum security prison and starts a new life in Hong Kong. Then a ghost from his past catches up with him, forcing him to help a former terrorist break out of a Bangkok prison. Or face life behind bars once more. Meanwhile the DEA wants to nail the vicious drug warlord responsible for flooding the States with cheap heroin. And decides to use Hutch as a pawn in a deadly game. Hutch's bid for freedom takes him into the lawless killing fields of the Golden Triangle, where the scene is set for one final act of betrayal ...

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Brilliant thriller writing from a writer at the top of his game.

About the Author

Stephen Leather was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Before that, he was employed as a biochemist for ICI, shovelled limestone in a quarry, worked as a baker, a petrol pump attendant, a barman, and worked for the Inland Revenue. He began writing full-time in 1992. His bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London's Burning, The Knock and the BBC's Murder in Mind series. You can find out more from his website,


'Action and scalpel-sharp suspense' - Daily Telegraph on THE BIRTHDAY GIRL 'Exciting stuff with plenty of heart-palpitating action gingered up by mystery and intrigue ... Leather is an intelligent thriller writer' - Daily Mail on THE TUNNEL RATS 'This book should be compulsory reading' - Aberdeen Evening Express on THE SOLITARY MAN 'Stephen Leather should be nestling in your bookshelves alongside Frederick Forsyth and Jack Higgins' - Daily Mail 'This is as hi-tech and as world-class as the thriller genre gets.' - Express on Sunday on THE BOMBMAKER 'Excitement is guaranteed' - Independent on THE FIREMAN

EAN: 9780340628379
ISBN: 0340628375
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Dimensions: 17.8 x 11.2 x 3.6 centimetres (0.30 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Tessa Chudy on
An innocent but dangerous man escapes his homeland after being imprisoned for a crime he did not commit. But even in Hong Kong he isn't free. Tracked down and coerced by the IRA into helping break a soldier out of prison. Nothing however is quite as simple as it seems. Plenty of convolutions and its really rather compelling.

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