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Performance Anomalies

A Novel

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Victor Robert Lee’s provocative debut spy thriller Performance Anomalies introduces a protagonist to rival the most memorable espionage heroes. Cono is a startling young man of mixed and haunting heritage who has been gifted – or cursed – with a genetic mutation that gives him a hyper-fast neurological system. An orphan and a loner, he acts as a freelance spy, happy to use his strange talents in the service of dubious organizations and governments – until, in Kazakhstan, on a personal mission to rescue a former lover, he is sucked into a deadly maelstrom of betrayal that forces him to question all notions of friendship and allegiance.

Relevant to our times, Performance Anomalies explores the expansion of Beijing’s imperial reach into Central Asia, and the takeover of Kazakhstan. Cono’s main adversary is a brutal Beijing agent whose personality has been twisted by the Cultural Revolution’s devastation of his family. Victor Robert Lee’s topical depiction of a Beijing government pursuing territorial expansion is sure to resonate with readers given the current tensions over China’s claims on the entire South China Sea.

Customer Reviews

Performance Anomalies and an unforgettable new spy hero

I agree with this comment from a book review website:

"Enter Victor Robert Lee and his debut novel, Performance Anomalies, where Mr. Lee sets the stage for what could be one of the most riveting series in recent years.”

The main character, named Cono, is eccentric, fascinating, strange, and he gives a fresh meaning to the word “hero”.

Highly original spy protagonist

Breaks new ground with an espionage hero who is part-Chinese, part other things. He grew up in the wild in Brazil and now hires himself out for freelance dirty (spy) work. His nervous system is "accelerated" which means he's a hard-to-beat adversary, but the flip side is some neurological vulnerabilities. Very cinematic story.

Exotic adventure w China twist

New hero, engrossing, multidimensional, dangerous.

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Performance Anomalies
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Jan 15, 2013
  • Publisher: Mercury Frontline LLC
  • Seller: BookBaby
  • Print Length: 300 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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