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Head of Zeus
Second Sister
Second Sister: a gripping crime thriller set in Hong Kong Chan Ho-Kei, translated by Jeremy Tiang

Gossip. Rumour. Revenge.

Wun Wah Tower. Kwun Tong district, Hong Kong.

When Siu-Man jumped from her window on the twenty-second floor, everyone assumed it was suicide. But Sui-Man's sister, Nga-Yee, a quiet and unassuming librarian, is determined to prove it was murder. The police aren't interested in re-opening a solved case so she contacts a man known only as N. – a hacker, and an expert in cybersecurity and manipulating human behaviour.

What follows is a cat-and-mouse game through the vibrant city of Hong Kong. The pair's investigation takes them from creepy commuter-train gropers to Siu-Man's gossipy friends to the dark corners of the city's digital underground – where online bullies, sexual predators and shady tech businesses stalk their prey...

Reviews for Second Sister:

'An elaborate plot' New York Times

'Moves at a breathtaking pace and, with its bounty of high-tech hazard, excites like a vintage Tom Clancy novel' Wall Street Journal

'An important, multidimensional and even educational read into the dangers of cyber bullying' The Straits Times

'Sharp-witted and intense ... Dangerous feuds, cybertheft, and a predator stalking Hong Kong' Booklist

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
18 Feb 2020 * 512pp * £4.99 * 9781788547109
REVIEWS
'Sharp-witted ... Intense ... Unveils a dangerous swirl of petty feuds, cybertheft, and the existence of a predator stalking Hong Kong'
Booklist
'A long and complex revenge thriller tapping into the zeitgeist when it comes to sexual harassment, online trolling, fake news and data privacy. It confirms all my worst fears about the dank, wet floor of the internet and anti-social media'
Shots E-Zine
'While the plot is clever, if contrived, Chan's exacting, gloomy portrait of Hong Kong lingers as a city that pits young against old, right against poor, Chinese against expat, men against women'
South China Morning Post
'Playful schoolground jibes take a darker and more dangerous turn in this intricate work by Hong Kong writer Chan Ho-Kei, with Internet trolls hiding behind their online anonymity to cast venom ... Second Sister is an important, multidimensional and even educational read into the dangers of cyber bullying'
The Straits Times
'Very readable. The slow release of revelations and developments sustains interest and builds to an unexpected conclusion'
Crime Review.
Author
Chan Ho-Kei
Chan Ho-Kei
Chan Ho-Kei was raised in Hong Kong. He has won the Mystery Writers of Taiwan Award for his short stories, and In 2011 he won the Soji Shimada, the biggest mystery award in the Chinese world. He lives in Taiwan.
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Translator

Jeremy Tiang

Jeremy Tiang
Jeremy Tiang's writing has appeared in the Guardian, Esquire and Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. He has written four plays, and translated more than ten books from the Chinese. He lives in New York.
ALSO BY Jeremy Tiang
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