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  • Published: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742749778
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 560
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The Time Of The Dragons




A gripping story of passion, corruption and intrigue, spanning generations and set between Hong Kong, China and London.

A gripping story of passion, corruption and intrigue, spanning generations and set between Hong Kong, China and London.

For the first time in 3,000 years no emperor sits on the Dragon Throne. China is a seething cauldron of vice and corruption. Soon the Japanese will invade, and China will bleed like never before. In the eye of the storm sits the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, jewel of the South China Sea. Like Hong Kong itself, Inspector Richard Brewster, an idealistic young Englishman, struggles to survive in the maelstrom of war and political upheaval that is China in the 1920s and 30s.

Pirates and triad societies risk the wrath of the Kuo Min Tang army in a murderous hunt for a fabled treasure. Within the very ranks of the Hong Kong Police Force itself, desperate young men form a triad for their mutual protection. The illegal secret society becomes a malevolent dragon, spreading its wings to cast a shadow of evil across half the world.

From the pirate enclaves of the South China Sea to the opulent mansions of Victoria Peak; from the Japanese invasion of Shanghai to the vicious aerial combat of the Battle of Britain; Richard Brewster's life spins out of control in a world of passion, corruption and intrigue.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9781742749778
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 560

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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