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The Chinese Agent

(1970)
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Arthur Hodgkiss - a master gem thief - is in London, about to realise his lifelong ambition to steal the Crown Jewels. But he is mistaken for Chinese agent, Kung Fu Tzu, and is unwittingly given a package containing stolen top secret government plans.

Enter British Intelligence who put their top man on the job: the suave, fearless ladies' man, Jerry Cornell. There ensues a chaotic comedy of errors in which Jerry Cornell pursues Kung Fu Tzu, the titular Chinese agent, who is in turn pursuing Arthur Hodgkiss, who was given the secret plans for which Cornell is pursuing Kung Fu Tzu.

In this perfect circle of bluff and counter-bluff, the only one thing that is certain is that nothing can be known for sure.

Genre: Thriller

Used availability for Michael Moorcock's The Chinese Agent

Hardback Editions

September 1970 : UK Hardback
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Title: Chinese Agent, The
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 0-09-103900-2 / 978-0-09-103900-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

October 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chinese Agent: A Jerry Cornell Novel
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 1-902002-30-X / 978-1-902002-30-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Toxic
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September 1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Chinese Agent
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
ISBN: 0-583-12990-0 / 978-0-583-12990-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Chinese Agent
Author(s): Michael Moorcock
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK