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Hangman\'s Point

Hangman's Point

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Hong Kong and southern China in 1857. An exotic world of crinolines and top hats; opium dens and clipper ships; betrayal and sudden death. Rich in detail, Hangman's Point brings to life a shocking murder, a sensational trial, a mass poisoning, a cruel slave trade and the desperate schemes of Chinese trying to the hated "foreign devils." The novel's main character, Andrew Adams, a ne'er-do-well American seaman, gambler and part-time smuggler, manages the Bee Hive tavern in the raucous Chinese section of Hong Kong. To avoid a long prison term, he will enter southern China in search of pirates who have beheaded eleven foreigners. To escape a hanging, he will attempt a daring prison escape and disguise himself as a Chinese. To rescue the woman he loves, he will risk everything.

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Hardback Editions

September 1998 : USA Hardback
Title: Hangman's Point; A Novel
Author(s): Dean Barrett
ISBN: 0-9661899-1-4 / 978-0-9661899-1-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Village East Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Hangman's Point
Author(s): Dean Barrett
Publisher: Village East Books (NYC)
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