About this book
Highly evocative biography of one man's life in Shanghai during the wake of the First World War, and of how the British Empire kept afloat for so long.
Shanghai in the wake of the First World War was one of the world's most dynamic, brutal and exciting cities. Threatened from within by communist workers and governed by desperate British-dominated administration, Shanghai was mesmerising and terrible. Into this maelstrom stepped a tough and resourceful ex-veteran Englishman to join the police.