When American military intelligence sources discover that the Chinese Communists developed their first and only H-bomb and intend to drop it on the US Seventh Fleet, extraordinary and top-secret plans are immediately put in motion in Hong Kong and Washington. A small group of American commandos called Typhoon Force, most of them highly trained Green Beret troopers, are entrusted with the job of putting the H-bomb out of commission. The plans for the operation are incredibly complicated and dependent on the dovetailing of so many factors that the outcome is completely unpredictable. Local people, a muddle-headed but powerful Senator in Washington, and determined Communists in Hong Kong become obstacles to a successful completion of the mission before it even gets underway.
Hank Musgrave, a press correspondent with long experience in Southeast Asia, happens to be in Hong Kong for R and Rrest and recreationas Typhoon Force is being activated. A fascinating and beautiful Chinese girl, Mary Wu, the first person Hank plans to see when he reaches Hong Kong, becomes involved as a source of intelligence on Communist activities.
Author Bio: Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1916, Richard Tregaskis graduated from Harvard, cum laude, in 1938. He was a reporter, war correspondent, motion picture and television writer, and author of the best-selling Guadalcanal Diary and Vietnam Diary.
He was the winner of the George Polk Award in 1964 for reporting under hazardous conditions.