TYPHOON HITS HONG KONG

October 8, 2014

NOSTALGIC for the old days? Well, maybe not, after reading David Baird’s latest novel.  The author vividly captures the atmosphere of the so-called Pearl of the Orient thanks to his years working in Hong Kong as a journalist — both when it was a British colony and later when it returned to Chinese rule.

From the first lines of  Typhoon Season, you’ll find yourself on a roller-coaster ride, encountering a body floating in the South China Sea, a missing heroin stash, a doomed love affair, corruption in high places… Typhoon Season cover

After years away Clive Spillman is returning to Hong Kong. Memories flood back as not-so-heroic hero Clive Spillman reflects : “A crazy time to visit. The air would be as thick as soup, the humidity overpowering.”

Even as the Cathay Pacific Jumbo banked over the South China Sea for the approach, he wasn’t sure why he was returning…. Read the rest of this entry »