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Hong Kong, 1970. The Dragon Head (also known as the Mountain Master) of the Fanling Triad has died and there is a struggle to replace him among senior members of the gang. Normally, the Deputy Mountain Master is next in line, but this one is weak and ineffectual and has only survived because of the protection of the Dragon Head. Up to this point, the Fanling Triad has operated in relative isolation from neighbouring gangs, but the Dragon Head’s death has drawn attention to the area — and to its wealth. Other gangs start to make threatening moves and it’s obvious to the senior members of the Fanling Triad that they need a leader who can fend off the threats, unite the membership, and maintain their prosperity. There are several candidates. The least conspicuous is the White Paper Fan, their young administrator. His name is Chow Tung, but many of those who work with him already refer to him as “Uncle” . . .

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A magnetic tale of intrigue among rivals and cohorts, the early ascent of ‘Uncle’ Chow Tung within the Hong Kong Triads is exhilarating and utterly convincing. This is the first in a spin-off series that you’ll want to keep spinning forever. Jump on at the start!" - John Farrow

"Ian Hamilton’s knowledge of the Triads and their operations is fascinating — and slightly unsettling. He unwinds his tale of Uncle’s origins with such detail that readers will wonder how he grew so familiar without being a triad himself. A must-read for fans of the Ava Lee novels!" - John Lawrence Reynolds

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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : Canada Paperback

Title: Fate: The Lost Decades of Uncle Chow Tung: Book 1
Author(s): Ian Hamilton
ISBN: 1-4870-0386-2 / 978-1-4870-0386-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
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Kindle Editions

January 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Fate: An Uncle Chow Tung Novel (The Lost Decades of Uncle Chow Tung Book 1)
Author(s): Ian Hamilton
Publisher: Spiderline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA