The Pulse of Danger

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The Pulse of Danger
First UK edition
AuthorJon Cleary
PublisherCollins (UK)
William Morrow (US)
Publication date

The Pulse of Danger is a 1966 novel written by Australian author Jon Cleary. It is set in Bhutan with the background of the Sino-Indian War. A small group of Western botanists have just finished an expedition and are returning to India where they encounter an Indian officer who has a captured Chinese general. They are pursued by Chinese forces.[1]

Cleary visited the region as part of his research. Film rights were bought by Sydney Box but no movie was made.[2]


  1. ^ Chis Wordsworth, 'Airy battlements' The Guardian (1959-2003) [London (UK)] 04 Mar 1966: 9
  2. ^ Jon Cleary Interviewed by Stephen Vagg: Oral History at National Film and Sound Archive

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