Another freebie thriller by Humphrey Hawksley from Endeavor Press - Ceremony of Innocence.
Mike McKillop was once a respected Hong Kong policeman. But now, living alone after his Chinese wife disappeared to the mainland with their two children, he is a pen-pusher, wallowing in alcoholic self-pity.
He thinks the glory days are long over.
But the past is about to catch up with him.
In Beijing for an international conference on corruption, McKillop receives a call from Clem Watkins, a CIA pal he hasn't seen since the night his best friend was murdered years earlier.
Watkins warns him that there is something is happening at Heshui, a secret missile base near the Korean border.
McKillop is suddenly thrown into a vast conspiracy, involving the British, Chinese and US intelligence agencies. A deadly game of geo-political chess is about to unfold - in which no one is innocent.
And McKillop will have to learn how to be a policeman again - if he is to stay alive, and save the family he lost years ago.