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Book: Rice, Rats and Rickshaws by Valerie Astill
"We were all looking at Anna as she raised her leg and shook it in panic. A large rat was dangling from her trousers by its teeth. It let go, dropped to the floor and ran off across the restaurant... There was a short period of mayhem while the kitchen staff chased and cornered the rat. A waiter knocked it unconscious, popped it into a saucepan and carried it through to the kitchen." This was [...]
 
Book: Old Men Don't Cry - A Hong Kong Tale of Sorrow by Tim I. Gurung
Chan Hong was alone since the day he could remember. His father was a drunkard, his mother was a gambler, and they were never around at home. He learned everything from Uncle Seven while working at his small store. Eddie Ko and Tsang Adele were his only friends from the high school and they did almost everything together as a team. Chan Hong always wanted to be a police officer. When his mother [...]
 
Book: Brendan Stranded in Hong Kong by John Robert McCauley
Brendan, a pharmaceutical salesman from San Francisco, is stranded in Hong Kong due to an embargo on air flights from China because of the Syria crisis. While stranded in China, he discovers the beauty and mysteries of the country with the help of Lim and Zhang, his tour guides. What Brendan encounters in China will maintain the reader's attention from the beginning to the end of this story. On [...]
 
Book: Hong Kong Man - Selected Poems by Kirby Wright
These are the poems and poetic flashes written by KIRBY WRIGHT during his various residencies overseas and at Martha's Vineyard, Mass. A separate section focuses on Wright's difficult childhood in Hawaii and the mixed emotions he battles dealing with a once-abusive father, now confined to a wheelchair at a care facility, and a narcissistic mother who resents him for being an artist. The cover [...]
 
Book: Tethered - The Life of Henrietta Hall Shuck, the First American Woman Missionary to China by Brenda H. Cox
Based on a true story, Tethered tells the story of Henrietta H. Shuck who leaves her home in Richmond, Virginia in 1835 to travel 19,000 mies on the ocean with her husband Lewis through Calcutta, Burma, Penang, and Singapore before reaching Chinese soil in Macau. Their mission is a dangerous one in a country known for imprisoning and torturing Christians. Through successive bouts of illness, [...]
 
Book: The Persuasive Man by Philip G Henley
David is very good at persuading people whether it's as a teenager at a shop checkout, or later as a car salesman. Then there are stocks and shares and financial wheeling dealing as his wealth builds. He can persuade the women in his life but his relationships may not be real. What is persuasion and what is just good fortune? His morals may leave a lot to be desired but when serious illness [...]
 
Book: Second Age - A Recall of Things Gone By and a Bit of Now by Carl A. Franson
You're pulled into Second Age and the author's travels and adventures in the early 1930's during the Great Depression. He wrote simply and directly, from the heart, in a warm and personal manner that you enjoy reading. You live his adventures when he was a student and as a young man. He and a poet friend floated part way down the Mississippi in a shanty boat, with adventures, challenges, and good [...]
 
Book: Blood Tide - A Doug Brown Terrorism Thriller by Jay Tinsiano
Detective Douglas Brown transferred to Hong Kong to forget his past and the dark memory that still haunts him Richard Blythe. Blythe, an explosives expert gone rogue, had terrorised London and outwitted Brown, leading to the deaths of countless innocents. Now the detective's worst fear has come true. Blythe free from prison to wreak havoc and lead Brown on a deadly cat and mouse game in the city [...]
 
Book: The Widow from Lake Bled by Kirby Wright
Whether it be a Hawaiian beach or an attic in eastern Europe, each locale is rendered in precise and empathic verse. Wright's poems are wrought with such care and intelligence testaments to his mastery of craft. Tristan Beach, The Conium Review LAKE BLED is the best volume of poetry I have read since...Ginsberg's HOWL. It is unrelentingly frank and almost impossibly beautiful. Joseph W. Bean, [...]
 
Book: Beware the Jabberwock - Post Cold War Thrillers by Chester D. Campbell
As the Cold War struggles to a close and the Soviet Union disintegrates, rogue elements on both sides of the Iron Curtain join in a deadly plot to maintain their hold on power, codenamed Operation Jabberwock. Telephone intercepts trigger a CIA investigation, but doubters among the higher-ups task a veteran clandestine officer with a drinking problem to track down Jabberwock with only an outsider [...]
 
Book: Zero Day - China's Cyber Wars (Logan Alexander Series Book 3) by T. L. Williams
For readers who enjoyed Tom Clancy and James Patterson thrillers, CIA veteran T. L. Williams unfolds a chilling and highly conceivable scenario in his latest novel, ZERO DAY: China's Cyber Wars. Moving between Chongqing, China and Langley, Virginia, this fast-paced spy thriller revolves around a plot by the Chinese government to seize the edge on global power by undermining the U.S. economy. [...]
 
Book: Before the City by Kirby Wright
I tend to write dramatic monologues, such as the one to the deposed and last ruler of the Hawaiian Kingdom: Queen Lili'uokalani. That monologue came from a need to make some kind of contribution to recognize the 100-year anniversary of the overthrow of her monarchy in Honolulu. The poem was printed as a broadside and distributed to kupuna who had travelled from homestead land in Nanakauli and [...]
 
Book: Dreamer by Phil L. Davidson
Is the Dreamer good or evil As war looms between Britain and Argentina over the barren Falkland Islands Major David Elliott is having nightmares Long ago in a dark jungle near Cambodia he failed to do his duty That duty was to execute a member of his team Davids weakness eventually led to his teams capture Tortured by the Viet Cong they revealed the dark secrets of the CIAs Phoenix pro-gram [...]
 
Book: Monkeys! Picture Book for Kids about Monkeys and Apes - Funny Monkey Pictures and Great Apes Facts by Alice Cussler
Children's author Alice Cussler is pleased to present her new book: "Monkeys! Picture Book for Kids about Monkeys and Apes - Funny Monkey Pictures and Great Apes Facts". This fascinating, educational book for kids contains many colorful images and interesting facts about different apes and monkeys. Kids will learn interesting facts about the lives of many amazing animals, including: -Orangutan - [...]
 
Book: There's Fungus on the Mushrooms - or if something can go wrong it will .... by Mike Lord
This is the biography of a man who spent almost his entire working life in sub-Saharan Africa and South and East Asia. Mike Lord was born in London within the sound of Bow Bells, just as the WW2 was about to explode. He was evacuated to the country as a small boy and then was brought up in Berkshire. His family moved to various places, including three years in Singapore from 1948, which involved [...]
 
Book: Five Steps by Tim I. Gurung
After losing his family in a freak accident, John had no desire of living and withdrew from the public by locking himself inside the house for a month. When he revisited the accident scene again, he found a memory stick that had five mysterious telephone numbers and decided to investigate them. It took him to Okinawa/Japan and introduced to Hirokaju-San, to Lhasa/Tibet and met Norbu, to [...]
 
Book: Afterlife by Tim I. Gurung
We know we all have to die one day, but nobody knows for sure what will happen to us after we die. Where we go? Heaven or hell, somewhere on the Middle of nowhere, or it ends up right there in the soil? Death is not the end but the start of a new beginning, and birth is actually the beginning of a new end. It all depends on our individual belief and faith. But is it true? Will it really happen as [...]
 
Book: The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles by Ronald E. Yates
Billy Battles is definitely not in Kansas anymore. As Book 2 of the Finding Billy Battles trilogy opens, Billy is far from his Kansas roots--and his improbable journeys are just beginning. He is aboard an ocean liner sailing to the Mysterious East (Hong Kong, French Indochina, and the Philippines), among other places. The year is 1894 and aboard the S S China Billy meets a mysterious, dazzling, [...]
 
Book: A Nation for Refugees by Tim I. Gurung
As Nata had only one goal of helping the refugees in life, he joined the local NGO after graduation and was in cloud nine when he got the chance of going to a foreign trip. His euphoria turned into despair when he found himself in odds with the management and was eventually kicked out. In order to eke out a living, he started a makeshift cafe at his front yard with his pet cat, Zulu, and started [...]
 
Book: THE ATONEMENT - A Celebration of Women by Tim I. Gurung
On the cradle of the majestic Himalayas, right below the vast mountainous range where the clouds gather, there were two small villages tucked into the veil of the wilderness,untouched and unspoiled by the cruelty and malevolence of modernity. They existed side by side in peace and harmony, unique, self-reliant and happy, with their own customs and traditions, and had never been exposed to the [...]
 
Book: The Cursed Nation by Tim I. Gurung
After losing his both parents on a landslide accident, he was raised by his granny and hardly seen or experienced good things in life. When granny died, he had no one as a family and left the village once and for all. After arriving at the capital city, he joined the main political party and worked through the ranks as he learned the new trade. Real party politics started playing onto him when [...]
 
Book: A Jamaican's Journey To Time and Patience - Broken Vows, Shattered Dreams, Redeeming Grace by Derrick Garland Coy
A Jamaican's Journey to Time and Patience is Derrick Garland Coy's portrait of his multiethnic family whose African, Chinese, and European roots merge in Jamaica during the 1800s, then scatter across the globe in the mid 1900s, sending him on an odyssey to discover and fulfill God's call in his life, heal family wounds, and share Christ's message of redeeming grace and love. Against the [...]
 
Book: Peeking Duck (The Case Files of Icarus Investigations Book 2) by Daniel Ganninger
There's trouble on the water, and the Icarus team is on the case to discover why a mysterious piece of cargo is so important and why everyone wants a piece of it. With the business faltering and Galveston's love life in shambles, Murphy is determined to get things back on track. Even if it means he has to knock some sense into a lovelorn Galveston. Just as things look bleak, the PI's catch a big [...]
 
Book: A Tree Called TENALPA by Tim I. Gurung
Bert Yellow was running a noodle shop with his wife and son in a foreign soil. Life was simple and happy until the people from the foods and hygiene department paid a surprise visit at his noodle shop. Bolak Brown had a grocery store and was living happily with his family in a foreign land until the police raided his shop and found a package of drug. Lander Gray was working in a big corporation [...]
 
Book: A Dundee Detective by David Aitken
Scott Learmont was recruited by British Intelligence while a postgraduate student of Mandarin Chinese and Classical Arabic, 'two of the world's most impenetrable languages.' In the course of his career he has saved the life of the chief executive of Hong Kong, foiled an assassination attempt on a British Prime Minister and dined with an American President. Now Learmont has returned to his native [...]
 
Book: International Business Language - Part 2 by Tami Lancut Leibovitz
To network in another country, one needs to understand its hidden cultural codes. Each nation carries its own identity, its own peculiarities, unique dress code, individual world outlook, and specific parameters of acceptable behavior. Knowing the different customs and habits of each country will prevent potential embarrassment, while the incorrect interpretation of events may lead to rude and [...]
 
Book: Vortex by Matt Carrell
Vortex was named as one of the top ten independently published books of 2014 by literary website BookBag. It was also chosen by Shelf Unbound magazine as a notable pageturner in its 2014 writing competition. On land or at sea the vortex is mesmerising but lethal. Andy Duncan joins an investment firm in Hong Kong and quickly discovers that the same forces apply in business. The lure of power, [...]
 
Book: Shadow of Eden by Louis Kirby
Amazon bestselling Medical and Political Thriller 'Shadow of Eden is an irresistible thriller that exposes the frightening power of the drug industry against a tense race to save lives. Read it before you take your next prescription!' DIRK CUSSLER, author of the DIRK PITT SERIES A call for a physician on board a 747 awakens Dr. Steve James. He is ushered into the cockpit where he finds an [...]
 
Book: The Ming Inheritance - A Sam Collins Mystery by T. Hunt Locke
Sam Collins, a former Boston City police detective, is happily retired in Chiang Mai, Thailand when his world is turned upside down. Innocently helping a friend track down a colleague Sam suddenly finds himself entangled in a mystery over 600 hundred years old. From the picturesque mountains of Mae Hong Song to the seedy go-go bars of Pattaya, Sam is lured into a race against time and history
 
Book: The Age of Water by Sean Craft
Handsome, clever, if not yet rich, Philip Clarke finds himself drawn by the cool beauty of Mei Li, lawyer and colleague, yet at the same time is unable to relinquish his weekly visit to the near-by shanty-town and the waiting arms of the fishing village woman who offers exquisite and unexpected pleasure. His simple ambition is to continue to enjoy the heady gratifications of both, without undue [...]
 


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