Tai-Pan: a novel of Hong Kong
From the Publisher: It is the early 19th century, when European traders and adventurers first began to penetrate the forbidding Chinese mainland. And it is in this exciting time and exotic place that a giant of an Englishman, Dirk Straun, sets out to turn the desolate island of Hong Kong into an impregnable fortress of British power, and to make himself supreme ruler-Tai-Pan!
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excellent!User Review - alr293 - Borders
One of my favorite authors. This is one of several books that take place in Asia. It has complex characters with plenty of political, economic, and personal power struggles that give the book more depth than most current books. A great read.. Read full review
This book is great ! It will keep you on your toes the whole way. The characters and their story are well worth the ride. James puts you right there with all the characters. I read more than once this is a great read ! Read full review