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Black Wind Blowing

(The second book in the Candle in the Wind series)
A novel by

The year is 1997 and the month of June is drawing to an end. Nervously, Hong Kong braces itself for the arrival of Communist troops. Chief Superintendent Reven Forrester is given two daunting missions - to hunt down the sadistic abductor of Lulu Wong, the bride of his colleague Charlie Lam; and to rid the incoming Chinese government of what they regard as a source of great menace, a Buddhist monk called Tang Tsun, who preaches the advent of the millennium, a Black Wind that will blow the world from the sky.

The Communists brand Tang as a 'bandit monk', and the most dangerous triad leader in recent history. Reven Forrester, however, is less convinced - and besides, has other pressing matters on his mind. There is the Lulu Wong case, gathering tragic momentum with every passing hour; and on a personal level, the dilemma of his relationship with Caroline O'Shea, the mother of his beloved daughter Shannon. Caroline makes no secret of her love for Reven, but faced with his lack of commitment to her, she threatens to take their daughter and live abroad.

Forrester is so torn between the conflicting demands of his professional and private lives that he does not immediately notice the strange, obsessive behaviour of grief stricken Charlie Lam . . .

Black Wind Blowing, like its predecessor Candle in the Wind, features the untiring Reven Forrester in an exquisitely compelling story of prophecy and revenge. It opens a wide door on the crime and pathos of Hong Kong after dark; the depravity and viciousness that provide the police with their daily agenda. Set at the time that the Communist Chinese are poised to move in, this powerful novel confirms Peter Essex as a writer of international calibre.


Used availability for Peter Essex's Black Wind Blowing

Hardback Editions

November 1990 : UK Hardback

Title: Black Wind Blowing
Author(s): Peter Essex
ISBN: 0-00-223456-4 / 978-0-00-223456-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 1991 : UK Paperback

Title: Black Wind Blowing
Author(s): Peter Essex
ISBN: 0-00-617700-X / 978-0-00-617700-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Black Wind Blowing
Author(s): Peter Essex
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