The Borrowed

The Borrowed

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Six interlocking stories. One spellbinding novel. The year is 2013, and Hong Kong's greatest detective is dying. For fifty years, Inspector Kwan quietly solved cases while the world changed around him. Now his partner Detective Lok has come to his deathbed for help with one final case. Where there is murder, there is humanity. This bold and intricate crime novel spans five decades of love, honour, race, class, jealousy and revenge in one of the most intriguing nations in the world. This is the story of a man who let justice shine in the space between black and white. This is the story of Hong more

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 145 x 228 x 38mm | 592g
  • Head of Zeus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK Airports ed
  • 1784971529
  • 9781784971526
  • 441,288

About Chan Ho-Kei

Chan Ho-Kei was raised in Hong Kong. He has won the Mystery Writers of Taiwan Award for his short stories, and In 2011, his debut novel The Man Who Sold the World won the Soji Shimada, the biggest mystery award in the Chinese more

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'The crimes were written and interwoven brilliantly' newbooks. 'Fascinating and action-filled' Wall Street Journal. 'An excellent read for classic crime fans, with the bonus of an interestingly exotic background, both in police procedures and the politics of a city' Promoting Crime Fiction. 'A playful and enjoyable read' Shiny New Books. 'Unusual and fascinating' Irish Independent. 'An innovative novel with a complex structure ... It has to be admitted that Ho-Kei's novel takes quite some time to exert a grip, but those who've stuck with it will find that when it does, it does so comprehensively. The translation is an accomplished and idiomatic one' CrimeTime. 'Five decades of Hong Kong policing stand behind the wise Inspector Kwan as he helps his protege, Detective Lok, confound murderers and reveal much about life in their unique homeland' Sunday Times Crime more