Seventh Hexagram

Seventh Hexagram

4.22 (9 ratings by Goodreads)
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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 106.68 x 177.8 x 27.94mm | 181.44g
  • Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Bantam USA
  • New York, United States
  • New edition
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  • 055310697X
  • 9780553106978

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Mostly a thriller, which never makes up its mind, nor do its participants, whether they're engaging in political or sexual action. The scene is Hong Kong, parlous sanctuary of a number of mixed internationals - primarily Jordan King, up from poor and mixed-blooded origins to much money, a young wife Evelyne, and a pragmatic outlook - "It's cowards who make heroes." The Kings are found murdered at the opening and Joe Stewart, a young man of good and liberal intentions used by the Communists, is seen naked, gored, and more dead than alive. Was he implicated in the deaths of the Kings? After all, he's been an all-around lover boy, willingly bedded by Evelyne, Sally - the wife of a photographer - and particularly Mei whom he most nearly loved. All of them have been morally compromised as well as confused by East-West conflicts. The story has no more conviction than any of the characters who lose theirs with the drop of a pair of pants. The most dynamic is Jordan King, the most distasteful is pervert Donald Winn, the most salvageable is Joe Stewart in spite of that absent-minded conscience: The book's potential is also as vague - its best chances will be in paper. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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