Simon Koo is an ambitious Australian-born Chinese who goes to Singapore in the mid-sixties to work for an advertising agency. But the Wing brothers, who run the agency, are not what they seem. There is soon trouble when Simon falls in love with the forbidden Mercy B. Lord.
With no family or connections, this beautiful young woman is powerless to resist the evil influence of Beatrice Fong, a manipulative businesswoman who, in league with the Wing brothers, lures her into the international trade in sex workers and heroin trafficking involving the American CIA. Simon must save her at any cost.
Set against the wretched trade in drugs and human misery operating during the Vietnam War, Fortune Cookie is a spellbinding thriller, with a story of love against impossible odds at its heart.
'A multi-layered, cross-genre epic with tremendously broad appeal.' Sun-Herald
This sorry tale demonstrates a complete lack of understanding by the author and his "researchers" of:
A. The Chinese
B. Chinese culture
D. The advertising industry in Singapore
As they are the subjects of the novel it just beggars belief how he went about his research.
For a start, it would serve him well to learn just what a Peranakan is before he begins to write about them.
Utter nonsense this book.