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Candle in the Wind

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

Reven Forrester is a British Chief Inspector of Police whose special task is to break the vicious Triad gangs who tyrannise Hong Kong. Communist rule will come soon, but still the refugees pour across the border from China. When eight-year old refugee Kit Ling comes into his care, raped and helpless, Forrester sees in her the embodiment of all that is lovely and good. He wishes to protect her, but he has made a deadly enemy in Eddie Woo, and Kit Ling becomes the tragic victim of their feud.

Fired by anger and disgust, Reven Forrester plans a relentless and illegal campaign in pursuit of the rapist of Kit Ling. But Forrester's vendetta is hindered by an ever deepening love for Woo's beautiful sister Shen, who knows nothing of her brother's darker side. Ah Fong, Forrester's superstitious old amah, believes Shen and her brother to be two forms of a single spirit, set to void the life-essence from Only Son, Reven. To save him she must destroy the very woman he loves . . .

The action of this marvellously atmospheric novel moves from the idyllic island of Lantau, just off the China cost, to Hong Kong itself, then to the Muslim island city of Jolo in the southern Philippines. Triad warfare, piracy, crime and corruption form the heart of a gripping story of revenge in the exotic islands of the South China Sea. Previously known for adventure fiction, Peter Essex has taken a triumphant new direction. Candle in the Wind is not only an exciting and sinuous thriller, but also a powerful love story.

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Hardback Editions

March 1989 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Candle in the Wind
Author(s): Peter Essex
ISBN: 0-00-223441-6 / 978-0-00-223441-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

July 1990 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Candle in the Wind
Author(s): Peter Essex
ISBN: 0-00-617668-2 / 978-0-00-617668-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana Press
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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Candle in the wind: Revenge in the exotic islands of the South China Sea
Author(s): Peter Essex
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