Debnath Raghavan’s death was only the beginning …
Abandoned inside the taxi, despite the marks his body bears, it was the 8mm slug, fired from an antique Japanese service issue sidearm, which killed him.
Retrieving scant possessions from his person, Senior Inspector Richard Chan of the Royal Hong Kong Police, in charge of the case, has precious little to go on.
Worse still, CID is stretched to the limit, and Chan finds himself at odds with those who believe the upcoming protests warrant more attention than the murder of one man.
However Chan, an experienced investigator, believes the threat to be grossly exaggerated, and defiantly pursues the trail, alone, into Hong Kong’s seedy underworld.
In a place where triads rule and corruption is rife, he discovers that there is more to the case than first appeared, and the past begins to rear its head amidst rumours of a wartime legacy.
Someone, somewhere, believes it is worth killing for, and all too late Chan realises that his perseverance has left him a marked man…
Owen Sela was born in Sri Lanka where his family wanted him to become an accountant. But he had always wanted to be a writer. On a plane journey to Australia he developed the story of The Bearer Plot, a thriller which packed a lot of action into the life of mercenary, Nicholas Maasten. Sela went on to write The Kiriov Tapes which has made him a recognised writer of thrillers. He followed Kiriov with The Portuguese Fragment. Owen Sela now lives in Canada where he continues to write and runs an investment consultancy.