The Mandarin Club Praise

The Mandarin Club
Gerald Felix Warburg $25.00

“Gerald Warburg’s The Mandarin Club is Le Carre crossed with The Big Chill—a wonderful Washington novel for our times. In reinvigorating the spy novel for the post-Cold War age, Warburg has triumphed, and so has the genre.”
—PETER MAASS, CONTRIBUTING WRITER AT THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, AND AUTHOR OF LOVE THY NEIGHBOR: A STORY OF WAR, WINNER OF THE LA TIMES BOOK PRIZE AND THE OVERSEAS PRESS CLUB BOOK PRIZE

“A thrilling page-turner—an insider view of politics and passion on the grandest scale. I couldn’t put it down.”
—KEN BURNS, EMMY AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILM MAKER OF THE CIVIL WAR, JAZZ, BASEBALL, ETC

“Warburg’s familiarity with the shadowy world inside the Beltway makes this what if? thriller as eerily plausible as it is entertaining.”
—JOE KANON, BEST-SELLING WRITER OF SUCH LITERARY THRILLERS AS LOS ALAMOS, THE PRODIGAL SPY, AND THE GOOD GERMAN

“A tour de force. Combining the high drama of insider politics, CIA intrigues, and a frightening scenario of conflict between China and Taiwan, Gerry Warburg’s poetic and wise Mandarin Club is addictive reading.”
—JULIE NIXON EISENHOWER, AUTHOR

“In this fast paced, intelligently plotted novel, Gerald Warburg delivers a highly engaging, suspenseful narrative. Only a Washington insider with a very good ear could render the tone of our era with such fidelity. Informed by history, politics, journalism, and popular culture, The Mandarin Club is a stunning debut novel.”
—FLORENCE LADD, AUTHOR OF SARAH’S PSALM, RECIPIENT OF THE LITERARY AWARD FOR BEST FICTION GIVEN BY THE BLACK CAUCUS OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

“In Gerry Warburg’s yarn of CIA cloak and Chinese dagger, a more subtle thread is spun—a story of American fifty-somethings who confront themselves in a Chinese mirror. The reflections are fascinating.”
—RICHARD C. BUSH III, THE BROOKINGS INSTITUTION, AND FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE IN TAIWAN

“Warburg lets us glimpse the bewildering complexities of 21st century China and the way his erratically idealistic generation of Americans (and one native Chinese) has tried to work with them. The author’s ebullient spirit gives zest and energy to a book that is smart, thoughtful, and infused with hope.”
—CELIA MORRIS, AUTHOR OF STORMING THE STATEHOUSE; FANNY WRIGHT: REBEL IN AMERICA; AND BEARING WITNESS

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