SGAG Logo

HONG KONG TOM

hong_kong_tom_bk_itb hong_kong_tom_bk_tmy70s hong_kong_tom_bk_wohkt hong_kong_tom_bk_whn hong_kong_tom_bk_tmy90s hong_kong_tom_bk_tmy80s
 
Full Name: Tom Smith
Series Name: Hong Kong Tom
Nationality: British
Organization: MI6
Occupation Agent

Creator: Adrian Smith
Time Span: 2021 - 2021

ABOUT THE SERIES

Tom Smith is an agent with MI6.

At least he was an agent, back in the 70s when the story begins. Okay, it truly starts in 1968 but it will be the 70s the mystery that plays the key role in these adventures begins. And in 1968 he was working for that department's sister agency, MI5. But he will shortly afterwards make the switch over to external security from internal and it will be while now working for MI6 that the mystery takes place.

The mystery being, "What happened to Tom Smith?"

We are given a brief recount of Smith's life leading up to his employment with MI5 and then MI6. He had been serving in the Royal Air Force for a while back in the late 50s when he meets and marries Pat and in 1964 leaves the military to take a job as a carpenter. IN 1965 their son Jack is born and life is pretty good for the three of them.

A bit thereafter is when a talent scout of sorts from MI5 who had had his eye on Smith for some time makes his pitch to get Smith to join the organization. Smith was seen as a very bright young man who was spending some of his free time teaching self-defense classes to local kids. A sharp individual with an ability to take care of himself was the sort of person MI5 could use.

So the offer is made and then accepted and Smith spends the next couple of years in that employ. Then he is scouted and recruited by rival MI6 and an offer is made and then accepted and now Smith is in MI6. The travel is wider and often for a bit longer but the family, to Smith, is forever something to come home to. And he usually does. Until he doesn't.

And that is the mystery that his son Jack, now quite a bit older, decides at long last to investigate. What happened to Tom Smith, nicknamed Hong Kong Tom when he was stationed in that British colony at the time he vanished. The last time he was officially heard from was when the penthouse apartment of the sitting Governor of Hong Kong exploded. After that, nothing.

That is what the majority of the adventures we will be allowed to read deal with: what was the kind of work he did in the Far East and what was he doing during the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

BOOKS

Number of Books:7
First Appearance:2021
Last Appearance:2021

1 Hong Kong Tom: In The Beginning Hong Kong Tom: In The Beginning
Written by Adrian Smith
Copyright: 2021

"It is 1968 and Tom Smith, a family man from Ipswich in England, is persuaded to assist in foiling a planned assassination of Britain’s Prime Minister. This will result in his being offered a top with MI6.
buy from Amazon

2 The Undercover World Of Hong Kong Tom The Undercover World Of Hong Kong Tom
Written by Adrian Smith
Copyright: 2021

It is April, 1975. Tom Smith is heading back to Hong Kong after spending several months with his family back in England. He will find himself dealing with "his most challenging mission to date" when he has "to stop the planned assassination of the Governor of Hong Kong".
buy from Amazon

3 In Search of Hong Kong Tom In Search of Hong Kong Tom
Written by Adrian Smith
Copyright: 2021

Jack Smith was 9 years old when he last saw his father, Tom, as that man was heading back to Hong Kong for his job with MI6. Years have passed and now Jack "embarks on his own quest to discover what happened to his Dad. In the process, he unearths a world full of drugs, murder, mystery and intrigue. Who really was his dad? What is the truth behind the man known as ‘Hong Kong Tom’?"
buy from Amazon

4 Hong Kong Tom: The Missing Years - The 70s Hong Kong Tom: The Missing Years - The 70s
Written by Adrian Smith
Copyright: 2021

The explosion in the Governor of Hong Kong's penthouse apartment resulted in the disappearance of Hong Kong Tom Smith. "What really happened to Hong Kong Tom? Did he die in the blast and, if not, where is he now?" This explains what happened to Smith during the decade of the 70s.
buy from Amazon

5 Hong Kong Tom: The Missing Years - The 80s Hong Kong Tom: The Missing Years - The 80s
Written by Adrian Smith
Copyright: 2021

Continuing the questioning of "what really happened to Hong Kong Tom? Did he die in the blast of the Hong Kong Governor's apartment? If not, where is he now?" This explains what happened to Smith during the decade of the 80s.
buy from Amazon

6 Hong Kong Tom: The Missing Years - The 90s Hong Kong Tom: The Missing Years - The 90s
Written by Adrian Smith
Copyright: 2021

What really happened to Hong Kong Tom after the explosion at the Hong Kong Governor's apartment? Where did he go and what did he do?" This explains what happened to Smith during the decade of the 90s.
buy from Amazon

7 Hong Kong Tom: What Happened Next Hong Kong Tom: What Happened Next
Written by Adrian Smith
Copyright: 2021

However, in 1997, after 22 years of searching, his son, Jack, finds out Hong Kong Tom somehow survived and is now living in Cyprus. They finally meet again. But what really happened to Hong Kong Tom? Why did he disappear for so many years? More importantly, what happens next?
buy from Amazon

MY COMMENTS

This starts out with a cool title for the series - Hong Kong Tom - and then builds from there with a neat concept of a disappearing agent and the question of what happened to him.

The writing is pretty good and the characters are quite interesting. I especially liked the way the author divided the missing period into decades. Good planning on his part. I also have always been a huge fan of Hong Kong - never been there and almost certainly never will  but it still fascinates me.

You really need to read this series in order - IMHO.

GRADE

My Grade: B

YOUR OPINIONS

Be the first to leave your own comments about this series.

Tell us what you think of the series. Give your grade and comments.

Your Grade:
Your Comments:

To give your opinion, you must be logged in.

Sign In

Register
Disclaimer
SpyGuysAndGals is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, and links with the Buy from Amazon button are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.