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Hangmans Point Dean Barrett

Hangmans Point

Dean Barrett

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475 pages
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Hong Kong and southern China in 1857. An exotic world of crinolines and top hats- opium dens and clipper ships- betrayal and sudden death. Rich in detail, Hangmans Point brings to life a shocking murder, a sensational trial, a mass poisoning, aMoreHong Kong and southern China in 1857. An exotic world of crinolines and top hats- opium dens and clipper ships- betrayal and sudden death. Rich in detail, Hangmans Point brings to life a shocking murder, a sensational trial, a mass poisoning, a cruel slave trade and the desperate schemes of Chinese trying to the hated foreign devils. The novels main character, Andrew Adams, a neer-do-well American seaman, gambler and part-time smuggler, manages the Bee Hive tavern in the raucous Chinese section of Hong Kong. To avoid a long prison term, he will enter southern China in search of pirates who have beheaded eleven foreigners. To escape a hanging, he will attempt a daring prison escape and disguise himself as a Chinese. To rescue the woman he loves, he will risk everything.