Set in Hong Kong in the fading days of the British Empire, Typhoon Season paints a vivid picture of this colony living on borrowed time.
Sinister forces are at work in the so-called Pearl of the Orient, peopled by Triad gangsters, crooked policemen, sophisticated socialites with secrets to hide, a kung-fu film star with lethal fists.
A meddling reporter ends up running for his life. That's the penalty for asking too many questions — about a body floating in the South China Sea, a missing heroin stash, corruption in high places...
As a Chinese friend tells the reporter: '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.
'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?”
Critics have acclaimed Typhoon Season, pointing out it has all the ingredients for a box-office hit.
Love and death in the harlot city
Publication date: 20/05/2011
Fast-paced thriller set in an exotic Hong Kong
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