THE PASANG RUN by Elleston Trevor


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Trouble in a state of the Malaya Federation, Tamarah, confronts Hugh Copland when he comes to take over the Pasang airport after two managers have failed. Fresh out of Europe, depressed by the death of his wife in childbirth, Hugh does not become a martinet;-the threats of the Chinese Communists, the dangers to the Sultan, the unknown quantities of other Englishmen -- Stratton, Smith and the suicidal Thorne, -and the promise of happiness from Eurasian Santa May Swee, a stewardess, keep him flexible -- and frenetic. An ambush witnessed, a cobra in his bed, the effects of the Moon Festival and a flood, a bomb aboard the plane carrying the Sultan and a jungle rescue, which includes an unexpected tiger shoot, and all the implementation of efficiency at the airfield add up to adult adventure-plus in headline form. A return to an earlier publisher of this author flags in a different background, a different type of story.

Pub Date: July 18th, 1962
Publisher: Harper