Nine Dragons: A Novel of Hong Kong, 1997

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Toronto 1991 Hard Cover First Edition Very Good in Good jacket Dust jacket moderate rubbing, volume unmarked. Hong Kong, 1997...the desperate months before the fateful Turnover, ... when this jewel of Western-style capitalism will fall into the hands of the People's Republic of China. The Communists promicse peace and security. But taipans and Triad gangs alike fear otherwise. In the deadly struggle for profit and power that is sure to come, a bold young woman will be forced to... Read more Show Less

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Ten-time novelist Scott ( Widow of Desire ) creates a highly detailed, intellec tually fascinating novel of wheeling and dealing among European expatriates in Hong Kong. As the 1997 ``Turnover'' of Hong Kong from Britain to the People's Republic of China approaches, Victoria Mackintosh, heir to Scottish trading firm Mackintosh Farquhar, is caught up in the efforts of her father, Duncan, to help Tang, a pro-capitalism Chinese reformer hoping to take power as premier. Duncan has key evidence of wrongdoing against Two-Way Wong, a Chinese businessman seeking economic and political control of the city through his connections to the hardliner premier Chen. But Duncan is killed; in his will he leaves the company in joint charge of Vicky and Vivian Loh, his mistress. Ignoring shrewd Vivian's advice, Vicky jumps into new business deals and begins a risky affair with Wong's playboy son Steven. That liaison leads to a confrontation with Two-Way against the backdrop of the increasing chaos in Hong Kong society. Vivian, lost in the novel's middle, reappears when needed as the countdown to Turnover ends. Intricate political and business details, skillfully interwoven with somewhat slim plot developments, add interest to an otherwise undistinguished narrative. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780770424565
  • Publisher: Doubleday Canada Limited
  • Publication date: 5/28/1991

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