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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781864715378
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 560
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Two Tigers, One Mountain




From the Korean War to the Cultural Revolution, Two Tigers, One Mountain is an epic story of a family dynasty on a violent course to destruction.

From the Korean War to the Cultural Revolution, Two Tigers, One Mountain is an epic story of a family dynasty on a violent course to destruction.

In Korea, two brothers fight on opposing sides in a war where black market profiteering is rife, and patriotism and honour have lost their meanings. When they depart the battlefield, one is a hero, the other a traitor.

One brother, General Lee Kwan Man-hop, returns to Beijing and an uncertain future in the communist Peoples Republic of China. The other, Wing Commander James Merchant RAF, goes home to Hong Kong to restore a family business. Through China's turbulent years of the 1950s and '60s, Lee Kwan fights to protect his family from brutal oppression, while in Hong Kong, James Merchant's family empire is in danger of disintegrating.

From Hong Kong to London; from the foreign embassies of war torn Seoul to the far-east elegance of Singapore; from the narrow lanes of Bejing slums, to the famous banking houses of Geneva, Two Tigers, One Mountain, like an opiate dream, is a fabulous tale of the Orient.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781864715378
  • 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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Praise for Two Tigers, One Mountain

“This sprawling epic of family conflict, lust for power and enduring love set in the enchanting jewel that is Hong Kong will snare your senses and emotions. - 4 stars”

Brook Walker, Good Reading

“This is a compelling saga that will have fans desperate for the third instalment.”

Brisbane News


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