David Harris Lang, a current resident of Hong Kong, has lived and worked in Asia much of his life. Besides being a prolific author of Asian-based thrillers, he is an international architect who brings an indelible sense of placeâ€™ to his writing as well as a deep understanding of Asian cultures, locales, and customs. His vivid fight scenes come from a life-long practice of the martial arts. A Devil in Hong Kong is David Langâ€™s third book.
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On a snowy day in the year 889, Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty had an epiphany: he was not immortal. His jade carver created the most beautiful jade burial suit in history, finishing just three weeks before the Han Emperor died. When the priceless two-thousand-year-old jade burial suit suddenly goes missing in modern Hong Kong, a brutal competition to find it ensues between rival Chinese, Burmese, and Japanese factions. As they battle for the priceless artifact, a psychotic killer with a Maori tattoo on his face surfaces leaving a trail of dismembered corpses strung together like traditional Burmese puppets. Detectives Ian Hamilton and Angela Cheung follow a trail of hacked bodies and terror through contemporary Hong Kong in their search for the killer.
â€œRight, Liquid Hero. National eliminations are going
to be held right here, dude. Anaheim Convention Center. You should do it!â€
â€œEntry fee is $200.00, Scott. Donâ€™t have the bones.â€
Carl said as he reached into a crumpled, grease-stained paper bag and pulled
out a French fry.
â€œYou could get the smack easy, Dude. Lame-gamers pay
big dinero to people like us for weapons and armor and shit. You know that
Sword of Wuhan that you captured in â€˜Wasted Soulsâ€™? You could sell that bad boy
for big bucks. What about the Invisibility Armor from â€˜Blood Bathâ€™ you got when
you killed the giant Kappa? You can sell lots of shit like that online to
lame-oâ€™s.â€ Scott said.
â€œSelling virtual crap for real money, I heard about
it. â€˜The Manâ€™ Maniero comes up with a plan! Not bad!â€ Carl said.
â€œHow do you think Iâ€™ve been funding all that E we been
rollinâ€™ with, dude? Selling virtual weapons online is how!â€ Scott said as he
rummaged in the breast pocket of his plaid shirt. He removed a plastic medicine
bottle, and then wiped his Doritos stained fingers on his jeans.
â€œWhich, by the way, we should partake thereof. Letâ€™s
get mundo-level high and play some â€˜Quake IIIâ€™.â€
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