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French Concession
Author: Xiao Bai

ISBN: 9781780749020
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 23 March 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.0 x 2.2
A richly atmospheric, fast-paced thriller teeming with femme fatales, criminals and double-agents, French Concession reveals an electrifying, decadent world of love, violence and betrayal.

1931: a time of revolution, money and adventure.

A boat arrives in Shanghai harbour to the raucous sound of firecrackers. An important official in the Nationalist Party has returned from Hong Kong, accompanied by his striking wife, Leng. An assassin suddenly appears, firing three bullets before killing himself. Leng disappears in the ensuing chaos.

Hseuh, a Franco-Chinese photographer, is captivated by Leng's beauty. But he has his own problems: he suspects that his White Russian lover, Therese, is cheating. When Hseuh is arrested in the French Concession and forced to become a police spy, he realizes that in the steamy, devious world of Shanghai, no one is whom they appear. Therese is secretly an arms dealer, supplying Shanghai's gangs, while Leng, has her own ties to a menacing new gang led by a charismatic Communist. Soon, Hseuh is forced to play both sides, spinning his own lies in a feverish struggle to stay ali...

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