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ISBN:0140166262
Author: Anthony Hyde
ISBN13: 978-0140166262
Title: China Lake
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Language: English
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited; 1st ptg. edition (1993)
Pages: 512

China Lake by Anthony Hyde



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Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia. China Lake, Anthony Hyde Pan Macmillan Australia Sydney 1992. Australian/Harvard Citation. 1992, China Lake, Anthony Hyde Pan Macmillan Australia Sydney.

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China Lake is a highly assured ely plotted, psychologically astute and written with often startling power. The title refers to a weapons-testing center in the California desert, where early American missiles were tested. Hyde (The Red Fox, 1985) again echoes le Carr‚'s bathysphere style and bottomless paragraphs, those shining flakes of analysis that lead into ever deeper analysis. Here, someone is out to kill retired naval security officer Jack Tannis, who lives near the China Lake Weapons Center in California's Mojave Desert. It was at China Lake that the air-to-air, heat-seeking Sidewinder missile, which gave total air superiority to US jet fighters, was invented and developed in the 50's.

1992) A novel by Anthony Hyde. Suddenly, Tannis was thrust back to his days as security director at China Lake, the . Naval Weapons Center. In 1961, duplicates of the first heat-seeking air-to-air missile, the Sidewinder, began appearing on Soviet MiG fighters. British scientist David Harper was accused of revealing its design to the Russians.

LibraryThing members' description. China Lake Hidden deep in the Mojave Desert. this top-secret weapons development site symbolizes the extraordinary scientific achievements of modern military America. But for David Harper, a brilliant British scientist who helped develop Sidewinder - the first heat-seeking missile in the world - China Lake is a mysteriy hiding a treacherous and terrible truth, a truth that threatens both him and the woman he loves. com Product Description (ISBN 0679410848, Hardcover)

It was at China Lake that the air-to-air, heat-seeking Sidewinder missile, which gave total air superiority to US jet fighters, was invented and developed in the 50's. Somehow the Russians came up with an identical missile. China Lake scientist David Harper was set up to take the fall as the sellout spy. But intelligence officer Jack Tannis stood up for Harper, proved his innocence.

Anthony Hyde's brother, Christoper Hyde (1949-2014) was also a novelist, author of The Wave (1979), A Gathering of Saints (1996) and other books Hyde has written one non-fiction book, Promises, Promises (1997), that examined the role of political promises in Canadian political life. China Lake – Knopf (1992) - "Though its final unravelings become quite thin, and whether Hyde's endless deductive style really holds is questionable, this is a winner. China Lake is a highly assured ely plotted, psychologically astute and written with often startling power. and "But above all it is Hyde's evocation of the unforgiving desert, especially its forbiddingly dark nights, that.

One of the brightest, freshest new voices to appear in the international thriller business in a long time. USA TODAYJack Tannis ended his day like any other. One of the brightest, freshest new voices to appear in the international thriller business in a long time. The caller, who would not give his name, teased him with another: David Harper.

"One of the brightest, freshest new voices to appear in the international thriller business in a long time."USA TODAYJack Tannis ended his day like any other. Then the phone rang. The caller, who would not give his name, teased him with another: David Harper.Suddenly, Tannis was thrust back to his days as security director at China Lake, the U.S. Naval Weapons Center. In 1961, duplicates of the first heat-seeking air-to-air missile, the Sidewinder, began appearing on Soviet MiG fighters. British scientist David Harper was accused of revealing its design to the Russians. Jack Tannis cleared his name. The case was never solved.With dizzying speed the past comes back to life...a body found in the night desert...a special navy team rushed in to investigte the murder...a beautiful woman's mysterious outpost in the desert...and David Harper, the key to everything, joining Tannis to ferret out the force behind the secret that started it all....From the Paperback edition.
Reviews: 7
FEISKO
In the end, this was a pretty good story. It got off to a very slow start, though. So slow that I nearly lost interest in the book. I was nearly halfway thru before I found it picking up. If I hadn't been in a situation where I had to spend a lot of time reading, I might not have finished it. In the end I enjoyed it, but along the way it did get a bit tedious. And the fact that the viewpoint kept changing was a bit jarring.
Grillador
China Lake is one of those stories that makes a movie in your head, starting on Page 1 with a central character reflecting on life in a kind of film noir moment. And the visuals never stop, from hanging off a cliff in Wales to bicycling after bad guys in Europe to groping around in a pitch black mine in California to . . . much, much more. This is more than a well researched spy story; it's a finely detailed thriller that looks at everything from the innards of missiles to the mining of gold and well beyond. The storyline has to do with a scientist who was once accused of spying for the Soviet Union during the Cold War, but this page-turner by Anthony Hyde nearly turns plot into a sideline. Recommended, to spy buffs and general readers alike.
Akinonris
I liked it. It was a bit slow moving. Hyde's earlier book, The Red Fox was more of a page Turner.
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Xtintisha
I grew up in China Lake and was fascinated by the story.
Uriel
An awful lot of detail, some of which I believe to be unnecessary, however I appreciated some of it since I have a childhood experience in China Lake.
Darksinger
A good read - hard to put down. Will definitely look for other books by Anthony Hyde.
Scattered story line.