It's Hong Kong in August and DI John Chambers is feeling the heat. The trail of the murder suspect he followed to Hong Kong has gone cold, his boss wants him back in London and another dead body has turned up in Mong Kok.
Meanwhile, his attraction to Detective Lucy Li isn’t helping his usually impressive powers of deduction.
Hong Kong — 2011: A killer documents the elaborate preparations, murders and subsequent media coverage of the gruesome crimes. DI Chambers, seconded to the Hong Kong police, teams up with local Detective Li, to search for the prime suspect. In the process they inadvertently discovering links between a seemingly random spate of deaths. The victims include a young man bludgeoned to death in Kowloon Park’s aviary; a minor Triad found drowned in his bathtub in Mong Kok surrounded by dead rats; and the body of an ex-soldier discovered near a secluded beach on Lantau Island close to a herd of feral water buffalo.
Can Chambers and Li discover the killer’s identity before it's too late? Will the maniac dare to claim another victim at the Chinese New Year celebrations that mark the beginning of the year of the Water Dragon?
About the Author
Andrew Woodward was born in London to Scottish parents. He travelled extensively before settling down to reside in Sydney, Australia for over a decade. However, his desire to seek new challenges led him to a short sojourn in the deserts of the Middle East before finding his true calling as an author in Hong Kong. That fascinating city is also the location for his debut novel, The Water Dragon featuring DI Chambers. Andrew released the sequel, The Fire Walker, set in Scotland in mid-2012. The third installment of the DI Chambers series - The Silverbird's Sign, set in Hong Kong and sub-Saharan Africa (released Jan 2013), is a continuation of the author's split narrative approach. His writing style in the first two novels encompassed the traditional thriller and detective mode of writing, while his third novel saw him switch to the classic whodunnit plot line. The combination of murder-mystery with a rich and evocative travel writing style help to bring the settings to the fore, making the locations an integral part of the narrative that add a depth and reality rarely found in the genre.