Fate

Fate

The Lost Decades of Uncle Chow Tung

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"Hong Kong, 1970. The Dragon Head (also known as the Mountain Master) of the Fanling Triad has died and there is a struggle to replace him among senior members of the gang. Normally, the Deputy Mountain Master is next in line, but this one is weak and ineffectual and has only survived because of the protection of the Dragon Head. Up to this point, the Fanling Triad has operated in relative isolation from neighbouring gangs, but the Dragon Head's death has drawn attention to the area - and to its wealth. Other gangs start to make threatening moves and it's obvious to the senior members of the Fanling gang that they need a leader who can fend off the threats, unite the membership, and maintain their prosperity. There are several candidates. The least conspicuous is their White Paper Fan, their young administrator. His name is Chow Tung, but many of those who work with him already refer to him as "Uncle"...."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Spiderline, 2019
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781487003869
1487003862
Branch Call Number: FICTION Hamilton, Ian
Characteristics: 316 pages ; 21 cm

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Jun 13, 2019

The first in a new series of books about Uncle Chow Tung's years as a triad leader.
Recommended for fans of the Ava Lee series, who are accustomed to Mr Hamilton's pedestrian narrative style -- plenty of talk and not much action.

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