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Stephen Leather - The Hong Kong Novels

(2023)
(A book in the Hong Kong Novels series)
An omnibus of novels by

 
 
Three of Stephen Leather's novels are set in Hong Kong, the city he lived in for three years when he was Business Editor of the South China Morning Post. The novels are -

The Fireman - Sally is a young, talented journalist living life to the full. So why would she leap fifteen floors to her death? When the Hong Kong authorities decide it was suicide, Sally's brother, a London-based crime reporter, begins his own investigation to find out what really happened . .And to exact his revenge.

Hungry Ghost - Hong Kong, 1991. The colony is preparing for Chinese rule. Geoff Howells, a government-trained killing machine, is brought out of retirement and sent to there. His brief: to assassinate Chinese Mafia leader, Simon Ng. Howells devises a dangerous and complicated plan to reach his intended victim - only to find himself the next target. Patrick Dugan, a Hong Kong policeman, has been held back in his career because of his family connections: his sister is married to Simon Ng. But when Ng's daughter is kidnapped and Ng himself disappears, Dugan gets caught up in a series of violent events and an international spy ring that has spun out of control . . .

The Vets - The British administration is preparing to hand the capitalist colony back to Communist China with the minimum of fuss. Colonel Joel Tyler, however, has other plans for the British colony - plans that involve four Vietnam War veterans and a spectacular mission making use of their unique skills. But while the vets are preparing to take the colony by storm, their paymaster, Anthony Chung, puts the final touches to an audacious betrayal. The future of Hong Kong is at stake .

The boxed set contains more than four hundred thousand words. . .


Genre: Mystery

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