#TopTen #Snippet #Giveaway: 'A Devil In Hong Kong' by David Harris Lang
On a snowy day in the year 889, Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty had an epiphany: he was not immortal. His jade carver created the most beautiful jade burial suit in history, finishing just three weeks before the Han Emperor died. When the priceless two-thousand-year-old jade burial suit suddenly goes missing in modern Hong Kong, a brutal competition to find it ensues between rival Chinese, Burmese, and Japanese factions. As they battle for the priceless artifact, a psychotic killer with a Maori tattoo on his face surfaces leaving a trail of dismembered corpses strung together like traditional Burmese puppets. Detectives Ian Hamilton and Angela Cheung follow a trail of hacked bodies and terror through contemporary Hong Kong in their search for the killer.
David Harris Lang, a current resident of Hong Kong, has lived and worked in Asia much of his life. Besides being a prolific author of Asian-based thrillers, he is an international architect who brings an indelible sense of place’ to his writing as well as a deep understanding of Asian cultures, locales, and customs. His vivid fight scenes come from a life-long practice of the martial arts. A Devil in Hong Kong is David Lang’s third book.
Top Ten List
- Being out in nature hiking.
- Snorkelling in water so clear it is like it is not there.
- Fishing. Don't even have to be catching, I am happy even with a line in the water.
- Cooking with my daughters.
- Wrestling with my dog.
- Writing a chapter and having no idea where the ideas came from, feeling like I am channeling some writing muse.
- Exploring exotic places and ancient architecture.
- Communicating successfully in a language other than my native tongue.
- Slipping a jab.
- Being warm under the covers when it is storming outside.
“Entry fee is $200.00, Scott. Don’t have the bones.” Carl said as he reached into a crumpled, grease-stained paper bag and pulled out a French fry.