THE JING AFFAIR by D.J. Spencer

THE JING AFFAIR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This not too inscrutable Eastern incident, which is a reminder of what did happen at the Bay of Pigs, tells of the attempt to hand the island of Taiwan over to the Communists by Jing, its strong man. This leads to some fighting, Chinese against Chinese, with a latterday accusation against the Americans for having attempted an invasion. Harry Retton, formerly of the CIA, Mei-li, presumably one of Jing's menage, and Johnny Hsaio, a U.S. pilot, all figure in the affair which will be exhumed before a Congressional Committee in Washington and exploited in a national magazine..... Foreign intrigue with a double market (perhaps it's a primary market), this is unoriginally o.k. of its kind- or chop suey generis.

Pub Date: April 16th, 1965
Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls