A Devil in Hong Kong by David Harris Lang


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.



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 place’ 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 Lang’s third book.
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Author Interview:

If you could live anywhere else besides your current location, where would it be?

So many places, hard to say! Moving around internationally my whole life, wherever I am, I feel at home. The ideal place to live for me would have unspoiled nature adjacent to a city with fabulous architecture, fascinating history, and a complex and unique culture. Oh yeah, important, it needs to be on an ocean. Also, no pollution please.

Are you currently working on a project, and if so, can you tell us anything about it?

The book that I am working on now begins with a body found in the Museum of Medical Sciences in Hong Kong. The man is a Westerner, Clovis O’Sullivan. He is an Irish Traveler and a prominent bareknuckle fighter in Hong Kong for a fight. He is also in a Celtic headbanger band called Blue Dye. As the story progresses we learn that the Clovis and his band are trying to recover the lost Celtic Ring of Camulus which had turned up on the finger of a three thousand-year old Celtic mummy found in Western China. Clovis will travel the Silk Road into the Tamir Basin of Western China. His journey will also take him to the spooky backside of Mount Fuji in Japan (a popular place for Japanese to go to commit suicide), in search of the ring: before turning up dead, of course. A villain emerges, a Japanese woman named Murasaki. Her diabolical plan for mass murder in Hong Kong is connected to Clovis and the Ring of Camulus.

If you weren’t an author, what other profession would you be in?

I am an architect as well as an author. I had always wanted to be a veterinarian growing up, but then decided that I did not want to see hurt animals every day of my life. Besides, I sucked at science.


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