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  • Published: 1 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780857981776
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416
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Scattered Monkeys




From Hong Kong’s glittering mansions to its shady opium divans, from its wealthy elite to its brutal triad societies, from warrior monks to merciless politicians, Scattered Monkeys is a heart-stopping, exhilarating thriller.

From Hong Kong’s glittering mansions to its shady opium divans, from its wealthy elite to its brutal triad societies, from warrior monks to merciless politicians, Scattered Monkeys is a heart-stopping, exhilarating thriller.

Hong Kong, 1976. A family at war, an empire the prize . . .

Brendan Murray arrives in the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong in 1976 to serve in the Royal Hong Kong Police Force. Despite five years’ experience as a cop in Australia, he discovers he has much to learn, especially when faced with three formidable women linked by both business and blood . . .

Jenny Woo, once a street urchin and now the owner of an infamous nightclub, seeks Brendan’s friendship – something that does not go unnoticed by his scheming superiors in search of a high-level informant...

Kwan Su-lin, a dedicated doctor who suffered horrifically at the hands of MaoTse-tung’s infamous Red Guard, has allowed her remarkable martial arts skills to lie dormant. Until
now . . .

Georgina Merchant, CEO of the most powerful company in Asia, a striking beauty, a ruthless adversary, a woman not to be crossed...

When the mighty Merchant Corporation comes under threat, Brendan and his colleagues in the RHKP are drawn into a web of intrigue, with the stakes climbing higher at every turn.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780857981776
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the Author

Bruce Venables

Bruce Venables was born in Hobart and was a member of the Tasmanian Police Force. In 1976 he joined the Royal Hong Kong police as an Inspector. He served in the Hong Kong Marine Police as a launch commander and in the Tactical Unit as a platoon commander.

In 1984 Bruce took up residence in Sydney and began his career as a writer. He is also well known to Australian audiences as an actor.

He is the author of a collection of poetry, The Spirit of the Bush, and five novels: A Necessary Evil, The Time of the Dragons, Two Tigers, One Mountain, Scattered Monkeys and Eureka Run (coming July 2017).

Bruce lives in Sydney, and is married to best selling novelist and actress, Judy Nunn AM.

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