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The Borrowed

Chan Ho-Kei’s The Borrowed is a backward-facing epic, looking over sixty years of the modern history of Hong Kong. In six parts it tells the story of Kwan Chun-Dok and his protégé, Sonny Lok, two Hong Kong cops navigating the corrupt and changing world of policing, as…
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NTN: The Borrowed

Written by Chan Ho-Kei, Translated by Jeremy Tiang – It’s always good to read a real crime fiction epic, a novel that goes beyond the single story arc and ventures into something bigger, spanning across decades and hundreds of pages to really go deep into a…
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First look: New Chinese crime fiction

It’s been an exciting summer for virtual travel through the medium of crime fiction. We’ve been all over the States, to France and Poland, and Japanese crime fiction is really starting to fizz. Next stop… Hong Kong. And here’s the airplane that’s going to transport…
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NTN: Deceits of Borneo

Written by HN Wake — This is the second full-length thriller by HN Wake and a repeat outing for her gutsy character, CIA agent Mac Ambrose. The action takes place in Hong Kong and various spots in Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur, Miri, and the rain forests of Sarawak…
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The Violin Man's Legacy

Written by Seumas Gallacher — Jack Calder is an ex-SAS soldier working with former colleagues in ISP, a specialist security firm. He is sent to investigate a diamond heist in Utrecht, but swiftly learns that there is a very strong Far East connection. He then…
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