Killigrew and the Golden Dragon

Killigrew and the Golden Dragon

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1849, South China Sea: Before Kit Killigrew and the crew of HMS Tisiphone have even arrived in Hong Kong, they have the good fortune to capture China's most ruthless pirate Zhai jing-mu and save the life of his hostage Peri Dadabhoy. After handing Zhai over to the local authorities, Kit is free to enjoy the many pleasures the colony has to offer, including that of Peri's company. But Hong Kong seethes with tensions: the Triads are rapidly gaining more influence; the hostilities that started the Opium War are easily revived; and, when Zhai jing-mu's escapes from jail, the air of menace only intensifies. Even more dangerous are those who conspire to manipulate these circumstances to satiate their own greed. Only Killigrew sees the connection and it involves him in his most dangerous undertaking yet: one that will take the love of the only woman he's ever truly cared for, his professional integrity and, maybe, even his life...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 112 x 172 x 32mm | 258.55g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747263817
  • 9780747263814
  • 1,772,112

Review quote

'A cracking adventure crafted by a writer who has clearly inherited the talent to tell a jolly good yarn and has done masses of homework to guarantee authenticity' -- Newton & Golborne Guardian 20010201 'A rattling good read' -- South Wales Argus 20010201 'Let's hear three huzzas for Killigrew, the Victorian novel hero who knocks most of his rivals into a cocked hat... Killigrew races along like the friskiest frigate; packs all the punch of a might three-decker and is full of a roaring lust for the adventurous life' -- Northern Echo 20010201 'If you revel in the Hornblower and the Sharpe books, grab a copy of Jonathan Lunn's action-packed saga' -- Bolton Evening News 20010201show more

About Jonathan Lunn

Born in London, Jonathan Lunn started writing at the age of fifteen. He studied history at the University of Leicester, where he became involved in politics. He worked for six years as a spin doctor for the modern-day equivalent of the Whigs. He now lives in Bristol.show more

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37 ratings
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5 30% (11)
4 38% (14)
3 27% (10)
2 5% (2)
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