The tai-pan, Ian Dunross, struggles to rescue Struan's from the precarious financial position left by his predecessor. To do this, he seeks partnership with an American millionaire, while trying to ward off his arch-rival Quillan Gornt, who seeks to destroy Struan's once and for all. Meanwhile, Chinese communists, Taiwanese nationalists, and Soviet spies illegally vie for influence in Hong Kong while the British government seeks to prevent this. And nobody, it seems, can get anything done without enlisting the aid of Hong Kong's criminal underworld. Other obstacles include water shortages, landslides, bank runs and stock market crashes.
Nov. 1987 Dell jumbo mass market paperback, 21st printing. James Clavell
“Fiction for addicts . . . extravagantly romantic . . . a book that you can get lost in for weeks . . . staggering complexity . . . not only is it as long as life, it’s also as rich with possibilities.”—New York Times
“Tremendous entertainment . . . a seamless marvel of pure storytelling.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A mesmerizer . . . spellbinding.”—Los Angeles Times
Don’t buy this version! Cheap rip off with many scanning errors
I don’t know how these obviously pirated, scanned books end up in the iBook store. It’s irritating to pay good money for a good book that is a pirated scanned mess. Missing quote marks, missing commas, often making it difficult to get into the flow of the story. And worst of all, a main character in the story whose name is Lincoln, and goes by Linc, always shows up as “Line”! Apple, get this piece of crap out of your store! This is the second time this has happened to me. It’s a pain, but I’ll have to start downloading a sample if every book i buy to make sure I’m getting what I’m paying for.