The Shanghai Circle

The Shanghai Circle

by Tony Henderson
     
 

My first novel of the Chinese Circles series, is The Shanghai Circle

In 1936, the rise of communism in China and the threat of an invasion by Japan, means taipan, Charles Guest, assisted by his daughter, Davina, must steer the family trading house through tumultuous times.

Heir to the Sung Triad society, Joseph Cheung, learns the ways of the triad where

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My first novel of the Chinese Circles series, is The Shanghai Circle

In 1936, the rise of communism in China and the threat of an invasion by Japan, means taipan, Charles Guest, assisted by his daughter, Davina, must steer the family trading house through tumultuous times.

Heir to the Sung Triad society, Joseph Cheung, learns the ways of the triad where vice and violence dominate Shanghai’s criminal world, while Irina, a young and beautiful stateless Russian woman, falls into the triad’s clutches and fights to escape.

A kaleidoscope of entrepreneurs, merchants, peasants, criminals and fugitives, provide color, love, rivalry and danger, as fictitious characters are woven into actual events in this extraordinary city.

As the author, Stella Wong, says of Shanghai in the 1930's, “No city in the Orient, or the world for that matter, could compare with it. At the peak of its spectacular career the swamp-ridden metropolis surely ranked as the most pleasure-mad, rapacious, corrupt, strife-ridden, licentious, squalid and decadent city in the world.”

Tony Hendersonwww.tony-henderson.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045445580
Publisher:
Tony Henderson
Publication date:
11/16/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,260,920
File size:
395 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Born and raised near London, I’ve lived half my life overseas since leaving home as a teenager. Initially a reluctant accountant, I soon moved professions and developed into being a designer and implementer of computer systems. This career took me to various countries in Europe and ten years in Hong Kong before I retired in 1999. My wife Jo and I live in a 150-year-old finca in the small village of Jesus Pobre in Spain, a pueblo most Spaniards have never heard of. We ran a successful internet real estate business for eight years but when the property recession hit Spain we looked for other interests. Jo choose art and improving her Spanish. I decided to trace my ancestors. After spending a year exploring my ancestry with some surprising results, as can be found on my web site, I decided to write. First short stories. Then novels.

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