men, born in the Year of the Fire Horse. According to Chinese
astrology, both are destined to accumulate great wealth and power.
Their paths cross for the first time, tragically, in Shanghai in 1940.
Then in 1949 John Huart sails into Hong Kong, his life shattered in a
war in which he rose to become a Major-General in the British Army. He
confronts the challenge of rebuilding his familyís once-famous trading
house, now flattened by war and revolution. On the same day, the
Generalís sworn enemy, Tu Chien, steps off a junk laden with gold at
Aberdeen. The head of a clan that dominated the Shanghai opium trade,
he now directs his driving ambition toward building a new underworld
empire while never forgetting the pledge he made to avenge himself on
Huart. The General and Mr Tu tells the story of Hong Kong from
the Communist victory in China through the Great Cultural Revolution
and the first stock market boom. Through it all, the General and Mr Tu
fight their personal blood feud from which only one will survive.
Denis Way developed an intimate knowledge of the ways of Hong Kong
business while working in the financial industry.
The General and Mr Tu
was originally published as Fire Horse.
Praise for Fire Horse:
should appeal to readers who enjoyed James Clavellís Noble House"
professionally written account of trade wars and commercial rivalry .
. . good stuff."
Copyright © Denis Way