No one can resist Victoria Leung. She's beautiful, brilliant, and fearless. Since leaving the fraud department of the Hong Kong Police, she has enjoyed her new status as senior detective at Pegasus, an international security firm based in London. She climbed the ladder by taking down Sun Hung Kai Properties' Kwok Brothers, a real estate empire, and earned the nickname "The Flying Dragon" in the process.
On an otherwise typical morning, Victoria receives a panicked message from her close friend Diana Yu asking for help: Diana's ex-lover, Henry Chang, is in grave danger. Bertrand Wilmington, head of the derivative trading desk of a global bank, has fallen from a window of the twenty-second floor trading room, and Henry Chang is somehow involved. Perhaps with Victoria's help they can clear his name and reveal the secret behind Wilmington's death.
While Hong Kong and Mainland authorities attempt to crack the case with little success, Victoria puts her experience as a banking auditor to use. Her expertise is critical in discovering key clues, and she won't back down until she gets answers. As she searches for the truth, The Flying Dragon quickly becomes enmeshed in a web of arrogance, power, money and sexuality. Will she expose the corruption and bring down a financial giant?
Former New York Stock Exchange executive Ugeux makes good use of his expertise in international finance in crafting this suspenseful whodunit. Victoria Leung, who has left the financial fraud department of the Hong Kong Police Force, now provides her analytic insights to Pegasus, an international private investigations firm. She's plunged into a complex case when a former colleague, Diana Yu, asks her to look into a suspicious suicide. Bertrand Wellington, the head of derivatives at the Bank of Hong Kong and Shanghai, fell to his death, but Diana believes that, at the least, he was goaded into doing so. Bertrand had been sexually harassed by a supervisor, David Chen, who was also in the habit of executing illegal stock trades that commingled the bank's activities with those of its clients. Victoria soon comes to adopt Diana's theory that Bertrand was murdered. Ugeux enhances the thriller plot line with insights into Hong Kong's treatment of sex crimes and the political control China maintains over the island. (BookLife)