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Chasing the Dragon

(2013)
(A book in the Opium series)
A novel by

 
 
The pavilion had been built right into the water, a sala of filigree wood on a pillared platform of semi precious stone.' She was already there early the next morning when Michael arrived from Ajodhya in a tuk-tuk. She was gazing out across the water, at the finger of mist clinging to the lake. She did not look up. He wondered if she had heard him arrive. Then she blew a bubble of gum and it spattered across his nose. He laughed and she turned around. 'You teach me this trick.' 'Ly May,' he said.' 1978. Ly May survives the fall of Saigon, living on the street and in communist camps; she survives pirates and the sinking of her flimsy rate to escape to a new life in Thailand. a flimsy raft. She is introduced to life as a bar girl in Bangkok. But Ly May is a survivor and what gets her through is the memory the pilot who befriended her in the Long Tieng air base and tried to save her life. Finally she ends up on the arm of Douglas Ho, one of the major players in the international heroin trade and number two in a Hong Kong triad. And that's when she meets her saviour again; but now he is with an American drug enforcement agency. The stakes are excruciatingly high; the Chinese are expanding onto the US western seaboard and the potential profits are breathtaking. Douglas Ho will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Does Ly May stay with the rich life she has been so lucky to find or stay true to the man who helped her as a child and risk everything, her millionaire life and even her life? From the heroin factories of the Golden Triangle to the drug banks of California and Bangkok, from bloody gun battles in San Francisco's Chinatown to the palaces of the super rich in Hong Kong, this is a rollercoaster journey that will leave you breathless to the last page.

    

Used availability for Colin Falconer's Chasing the Dragon

Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chasing the Dragon
Author(s): Colin Falconer
ISBN: 1-974375-73-0 / 978-1-974375-73-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chasing the Dragon (Opium)
Author(s): Colin Falconer
ISBN: 1-4942-2010-5 / 978-1-4942-2010-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chasing the Dragon: book III in the Opium Series
Author(s): Colin Falconer
ISBN: 1-62125-115-2 / 978-1-62125-115-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cool Gus Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Chasing the Dragon: a story of love, redemption and the Chinese triads (Opium Book 2)
Author(s): Colin Falconer
Publisher: Skyview Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA