The Shanghai Factor

The Shanghai Factor The Shanghai FactorCharles McCarry; Mysterious Press 2013 This read like a manuscript from 1975 with ‘Vietnam’ replaced by ‘Afghanistan’ and a few passing references to cell phones added to make it feel contemporary. If we are meant to care any more for the bland, patrician, quietly psychotic main character than any of the flat, unmotivated supporting cast of thinly drawn stereotypes, the author has failed. Uneventful, unengaging, unrealistic, and ultimately uninteresting, this book is not worth the time it took to write this review.