They are the Turtle Eggs, thieves who stole vast fortunes from China's booming Wild West economy and found refuge in the United States.
Sean Lockhart, a black sheep from one of America's most prominent families, a China hand, a businessman, and reluctant spy, is charged by two governments to help bring the Turtle Eggs to justice. Greed, betrayal and vengeance unfold from New York to Beijing and the steppes of Mongolia as Lockhart chases blood and treasure to right a terrible wrong.
Smoke hung in the low ceilinged, dimly lit gambling den like the polluted purplish-grey mist blanketing Fang Lihui's Manchurian home. The staccato clicking of players shuffling mahjong tiles was heard from table to table alongside occasional expletives from fixated gamblers. There were no friendly games in the room; the players were all busin...