Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A Devil in Hong Kong

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.

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David's 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.

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