- Type: Paperback
- Pages: none
- ISBN: none
- ASIN: 9780770425203
- Edition Language: English
I had read this book many years ago and found a copy in a used book store and decided to pick up the book again.The book is an interesting novel set in Hong Kong prior to the changeover in 1997.
The story centers around Victoria Mackintosh, heir to Scottish trading firm Mackintosh Farquhar run by her dad Duncan the current Taipan in Hong Kong. Duncan has key evidence of wrongdoing against his main competitor Two-Way Wong, a Chinese businessman seeking economic and political control of the city through his connections to the hardliner premier Chen.
Duncan is killed and in his will he leaves his company in joint charge of Vicky and Vivian Loh, his mistress. And as they say the fireworks take off from here. Its not as salacious as a Jackie Collins novel, but it a fun lighthearted read for those interested in Hong Kong during the pre 97 turnover days.