The War is over, the Union Jack flies again over the Municipal Building. Life has come full circle. Or has it? The old certainties are gone and the British are not universally welcomed to take their former place.Malaya is in ferment and the day of reckoning has come for those who fought for the Japanese, with the Japanese and against the Japanese. The air is rife with suspicion and everyone’s loyalty is in question. Racial tensions run high and there’s no telling what will be the catalyst that will throw the country into disarray. Dennis Chiang and his friends are drawn into the chaotic world of post-war Singapore, where accounts must be settled and the colour of justice is not black and white but grey. This is the long-awaited final installment of Walter Woon’s exceptional The Advocate’s Devil trilogy.
Walter Woon returned to academia after serving a two-year term (2008–10) as Singapore’s Attorney-General. He is now a professor of law at the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law. He is also the Dean of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.
He was educated at the National University of Singapore and St John’s College (Cambridge). He was Legal Adviser to the president of Singapore and Council of Presidential Advisors from 1995–1997. He was also a Nominated Member of Parliament from 1992–96. He was also Ambassador to Germany (1998–2003) and Belgium.
He also penned The Advocate’s Devil and The Devil to Pay.