A body floating in the South China Sea, a missing heroin stash, a doomed love affair, corruption in high places…David Baird’s latest novel has all the ingredients to make it a best-seller.
Whichever way you choose to read Typhoon Season, you’ll find yourself on a roller-coaster ride. Baird 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.
Triad gangsters, crooked policemen, sophisticated socialites with secrets to hide, a kung-fu film star with lethal fists are some of the characters you meet, all based on Baird’s own experiences. Read the rest of this entry »