The Last Six Million Seconds

The Last Six Million Seconds

A Thriller

Book - 1997
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It is April 1997, and all of Hong Kong is counting down to July 1, when Britain will hand over rule of the country to China. Public anxiety about the transfer of power is running high, but "Charlie" Chan Siu-kai's biggest concern is a gruesome triple murder case, with no solid leads. Chan, a half-Chinese, half-Irish Hong Kong native and chief inspector with the Royal Hong Kong police, thinks he's found a breakthrough when three mutilated heads are found floating in Chinese waters. But he grows increasingly frustrated as the Chinese police actively hinder--and the English bureaucrats pointedly ignore--his investigation. As Chan tracks the killers, he discovers cover-ups and conspiracies running deeper than even he had imagined. All the while, in the background, the clock ticks down to the day the British leave . . .
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 1997.
ISBN: 9780307745293
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY BUR


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Mar 30, 2017

this book was merely okay. It had none of the drama and draw of Burdett's Bangkok novels. I was very disappointed. Having said that, Burdett cannot write a bad novel (in my opinion) so this was acceptable, but not terrific. I think I'll stick to the Bangkok books.

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