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Typhoon Season

David Baird

ISBN 10: 846146589X / ISBN 13: 9788461465897
Published by Maroma Press, 2011
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207 pages. Anything can happen in the Typhoon Season. This fast-paced thriller grips the attention up to the spectacular climax and then produces an unexpected final twist. Triad gangsters, crooked policemen, sophisticated socialites with secrets to hide, a kung-fu film star with lethal fists are the protagonists of this fast-paced thriller. Plus a meddling reporter who asks too many questions and has to run for his life. In the fading days of empire sinister and murderous forces are at work in the British colony of Hong Kong. As Clive Spillman, an American journalist based in Hong Kong, discovers when the body of a crooked policeman is found floating in the harbor. This sets off a chain of dramatic events, events that take you to a luxury mansion on The Peak, to a kung-fu film set, to seething back streets, to a Buddhist monastery and to the delights of the Pink Heaven Bar in Wan Chai. The action never flags when Clive finds himself on the run, striving desperately to establish his innocence as he encounters an exotic cast of characters, some of whom have distinctly unfriendly intentions. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9788461465897

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Title: Typhoon Season

Publisher: Maroma Press

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Paperback

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<i><b>Typhoon Season</b></i> is a fast-paced thriller set in Hong Kong. A body floating in the South China Sea, a missing heroin stash, a doomed love affair, corruption in high places...David Baird's latest novel has all the ingredients to grip your attention.<br />Sinister forces are at work in this British colony living on borrowed time. Triad gangsters, crooked policemen, sophisticated socialites with secrets to hide, a kung-fu film star with lethal fists, all have their secret agendas. As an inquisitive <i>gwei-lo</i>&nbsp;(foreign devil), an American reporter, discovers when he has to run for his life.<br /> Anything can happen in the <i>Typhoon Season</i>. As one Chinese resident tells the reporter: &quot;This is a harlot city. All it's interested in is those who pay cash. Those who can afford the dues get their way. Those who can't get kicked into the gutter.<br /> &quot;Yesterday you were a valued client, a foreign devil with all the privileges. You could buy survival. But not any more. There's no place for Lancelot here. He's sealed into his suit of armour. What can he do for a harlot?&quot;

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All characters in this book are fictitious. But anybody who has worked in Hong Kong will recognise certain characteristics of the main players. Hong Kong is one of the world's most fascinating cities with its full share of heroes and villains, of all nationalities. It was exciting to live there. I hope this book captures something of the former colony's essence.

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