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From award-winning Hong Kong author Chan Ho-Kei, The Borrowed tells the story of Kwan Chun-dok, a Hong Kong detective whose profession spans fifty years of the territory’s historical past. A deductive powerhouse, Kwan turns into a legend within the power, nicknamed the Eye of Heaven” by his awe-struck colleagues. Divided into six sections informed in reverse chronological order every of which covers an essential case in Kwan’s profession and takes place at a pivotal second in Hong Kong historical past from the 1960s to the current day The Borrowed follows Kwan from his experiences in the course of the Leftist Riot in 1967, when a bombing plot threatens many lives; the battle between the HK Police and ICAC (Impartial Fee In opposition to Corruption) in 1977; the Tiananmen Sq. Bloodbath in 1989; to the Handover in 1997; and the current day of 2013, when Kwan is known as on to resolve his closing case, the homicide of a neighborhood billionaire, whereas Hong Kong more and more resembles a police state. Alongside the best way we meet Communist rioters, ultraviolent gangsters, stallholders on the metropolis’s many coated markets, pop singers enmeshed within the high-stakes equipment of star-making, and a folks at all times caught within the shifting steadiness of political energy, whether or not in London or Beijing all coalescing right into a dynamic portrait of this fascinating metropolis. Tracing a broad historic arc, The Borrowed reveals simply how intently every little thing is related, how historical past at all times repeats itself, and the way now we have come full circle to repeat the political upheaval and societal unrest of the previous. It's a gripping, brilliantly constructed novel from a proficient new voice.http://books.google.com/books/previewlib.js

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