Distant Water

Distant Water

by Bruce Gray


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American Bryan Paton, new hire at Hong Kong's top law firm, travels to Beijing to recover the body of his client's daughter, Fiona. Unknown to Bryan, also searching for Fiona is General Zhu Fangguo, a central figure in the plot to restore Deng Xiaoping to power.Bryan learns that Fiona is alive and a pawn in the tug of war between radical and moderate factions. His connection to her and, through her, to Zhu involves him in a deadly game of survival and ultimately exposes a web of family secrets closely guarded for nearly 30 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936909346
Publisher: Live Oak Book Company
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Bruce Gray was born in Santa Monica, California, and grew up in Los Angeles and Frankfurt, Germany. He earned his B.A. and J.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, and was for twenty-six years a career U.S. diplomat specializing in Chinese Affairs. He speaks six languages, including both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese, and lived in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Taiwan on official postings for eight years. His Foreign Service career ended prematurely when he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. He lives with his wife and former diplomat, Kaarn Weaver, in Naples, Florida, where he continues to write.

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