• Publication date: 19/10/2017
  • eBook ISBN: 9781911440192
A Yellowthread Street Mystery 8

War Machine

William Marshall

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A terrorist has declared war on Hong Kong.

It starts with mysterious gunfire in the harbour. Then come the atrocities: bombs, snipers and an ominous telephone warning. A Japanese man with an antiquated accent proclaims a “divine mission to eradicate all the uniformed forces of colonial depression”.

The enemy is hidden deep, and nobody knows where to start looking.

Time for detectives Christopher O’Yee and Harry Feiffer to get to work. The crime fighting duo have solved some of the most bizarre cases imaginable. This one will test them like never before.

The eighth book in William Marshall’s classic series sees the colourful cops of Yellowthread Street in their most explosively violent story yet.  

Join Christopher O’Yee and Harry Feiffer on a labyrinthine journey into the darkest recesses of Hong Kong past. Prepare for painful memories, surreal humour, fast-paced dialogue and streetwise action.

Praise for the Yellowthread Street series:

“Marshall has the rare gift of juggling scary suspense and wild humor and making them both work.” Washington Post Book World

“Marshall’s style – blending the hilarious, the surreal, and the poignant – remains inimitable and not easily resisted.” San Francisco Chronicle

Marshall has few peers as an author who melds the wildest comedy and tragedy in narratives of nonstop action.” Publishers Weekly

“Marshall is building a growing, iconoclastic body of work that mixes weird fantasy [and] wayward characterization . . . to produce a subtle, charged, atmospheric, lush fiction hybrid sure to satisfy those with a taste for mysteries on the far edges.” Philadelphia Inquirer

“Despite the wild humor, Marshall’s stories contain excellent police procedure, real suspense, and fine irony . . . incessantly scary.” Chicago Tribune

Among the best police procedural series on the market.” Detroit Free Press

“As an inspired poet of the bizarre, [Marshall] orchestrates underlying insanity into an apocalyptic vision of the future.” New York Times Book Review

“Marshall’s novels feature seemingly supernatural events that turn out to have logical, if not precisely rational, origins. He has savage fun with police procedure.” TIME

Nobody rivals Marshall’s ability to expose the links between comic hysteria and the most mundane human foibles, from greed to cowardice to simple funk.” Kirkus Reviews

“Moves at the speed of a bullet; don’t read it aloud or you’ll run out of breath.” Chicago Sun-Times

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