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Maximum Target

(2016)
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How well can you ever really know someone?

Kang was a loyalist, as far as anyone knew.

A North Korean regime man who could toe the Party line and recite Juche philosophy with ease.

But then his son got sick and was withering away before his eyes.

He knows medicine is available in other countries and that it is illegal in North Korea, but Lang would risk anything to save his son.

Sam is a hardline business woman. A seductive stripper. A divorcee looking for a good time. She is most comfortable being someone she isn't.

Her latest assignment will require all her skills and force her to confront who she really is.

Jun didn't want the life he was born into.

Even as a child, people treated him differently when they learned his family name.

But then his brother died, and Jun learned that when you are born a Japanese yakuza gangster, you can't run from who you are.

Ruled for years by the oppressive and controlling Lee family, the current Dear Leader of North Korea, Lee Yong-nam, knows the world wants him dead.

The world is jealous of his superior way of thinking, his country's simplistic beauty, his absolute control.

His ancestors would be proud of the country he has held together in their name.

He is ever-vigilant in the watch against threats to himself and his country.

But he doesn't sense this latest threat...

Kang, Sam, and Jun all find themselves working toward the same goal - the liberation of North Korea.

A super top secret organization recruits these three unlikely allies to handle an impossible task, one that is most certain to fail.

But the stakes have never been higher...

Maximum Target takes you on a dizzying ride of suspense and suspicion as these three recruits undertake a seemingly impossible task... to take out their own leader: the world's "Maximum Target".

Praise for Maximum Target



'A very imaginative and exciting tale.' - Bill Emmott, former editor of The Economist

'An intelligent journey into Asia's 21st century heart of darkness with a master storyteller at the controls.' - Muhammad Cohen, Asia Times columnist and author of Hong Kong On The Air

'A hell of a book that I wish I'd written.' - Robert Whiting, author of Tokyo Underworld

Praise for Peter Tasker



'A riveting, violent, eye-opening, laugh-aloud, poignant, dazzling triumph' - Booklist

'An absorbing and visceral read' - The Daily Yomiuri

'A fresh and very clever thriller' - Kirkus Reviews

Peter Tasker graduated from Oxford University in 1977 and has lived in Tokyo for twenty years, where he has earned widespread acclaim as a financial analyst. His knowledge of Japanese culture, finance, and economics has contributed significantly not only to his body of non-fiction works, but also to his fiction. His other novels include Dragon Dance .

Genre: Thriller

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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Maximum Target
Author(s): Peter Tasker
ISBN: 1-5398-8897-5 / 978-1-5398-8897-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Maximum Target
Author(s): Peter Tasker
Publisher: Endeavour Media
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