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Hangman's Point #2020

Hangman s Point Set in Hong Kong in Hangman s Point takes place during one of the most exciting periods in the colony s often dramatic history Its main character Andrew Adams is a ne er do well American ex se

  • Title: Hangman's Point
  • Author: Dean Barrett
  • ISBN: 9780966189919
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hangman's Point By Dean Barrett, Set in Hong Kong in 1857, Hangman s Point takes place during one of the most exciting periods in the colony s often dramatic history Its main character, Andrew Adams, is a ne er do well American ex seaman who manages a tavern called the Bee Hive in the racous Chinese section of the colony He lives above a Chinese medicine shop with his American barmaid girlfriend On theSet in Hong Kong in 1857, Hangman s Point takes place during one of the most exciting periods in the colony s often dramatic history Its main character, Andrew Adams, is a ne er do well American ex seaman who manages a tavern called the Bee Hive in the racous Chinese section of the colony He lives above a Chinese medicine shop with his American barmaid girlfriend On the side, he is involved with various underground societies Triads , clandestine gambling and the smuggling of weapons into China Adams is framed for murder by a beautiful Englishwoman and, while on trial, will be forced to plan a prison escape Many events in the novel are based on historical incidents such as the Chinese slave trade, an arsenic poisoning and the massacre of foreigners on board the postal steamer, Thistle The novel also provides glimpses of foreign devils through the eyes of the Chinese.

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    1. This monster of a historical adventure takes 1857 Hong Kong as its venue, and places an American tavern manager adventurer at the center Like George Fraser s rogue Flashman from the series of the same name and set roughly the same era , Andrew Adams is prone to making unwise decisions, and usually has several women on the side The story is a complicated one, involving a nefarious plot by an English pirate lord to try and take the port of Hong Kong while the bulk of the British force is away shel [...]

    2. 10 Pfund, teuer erkauftEine Wette ber 10 Pfund bringt den Kneipier Andrew Adams ganz sch n ins Schwitzen aus einer leichtsinnigen Laune heraus m chte der Amerikaner den herablassenden Briten, die Hong Kong im Jahre 1857 kontrollieren, eins auswischen Aus der Wette wird schnell ein gef hrliches Spiel, das die gesamte Kronkolonie gegen ihn aufbringt, ihn dazu zwingt, einen gef hrlichen Regierungsauftrag im piratenverseuchten China anzunehmen, und am Ende sogar sein Leben am Strick des ber chtigten [...]

    3. good historical fiction with an emphasis on the historical The plot was a device to thoroughly portray Hong Kong in 1856 I found the writing to be stiff but the historical details were interesting.

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