By Michael Moorcock
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Ex-con Jerry Cornell, made from the seamiest of London's byways and dealing below duress for British Intelligence, lands correct facet up during this spottily humorous spoof of the Bond-bred style. while a Chinese-American jewel thief is by means of mistake passed a package deal of purple China-bound secrets and techniques within the Tower of London (all chinese language glance alike), a staff of not going originals supply chase--Jerry, a best chinese language agent with a poetic mind's eye, a fading Mata Hari, gals and gaffers, and an Inspector named Crapper. by some means Peking is distributed packing. Has its moments.
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