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Waking Tiger

Waking Tiger

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1939:  A young Japanese woman with a distinctive tiger tattoo is found dead on the dockside

  • ISBN: B091DMDR4M
  • Genre: Crime, Police Procedural

What you need to know before your trail

nspector Maximo Betancourt is working a new beat, one he didn’t ask for. Following the disappearance of his wife, his life and career have fallen apart.

Once a rising star of Singapore CID, Betancourt has been relegated to the Marine Division, with tedious dockyard disputes and goods inspections among his new duties.

But when a beautiful, unidentified Japanese woman is found murdered in the shadow of a warehouse owned by one of Singapore’s most powerful families, Betancourt defies orders and pursues those responsible. What he discovers will bring him into conflict with powerful enemies, and force him to face his personal demons

Travel Guide

Singapore in the 1939s

A beautiful, unidentified Japanese woman is found murdered in the shadow of a warehouse owned by one of Singapore’s most powerful families. This is the opening scene and we are thrust into the dark and dank atmosphere of Singapore’s dockland. The shadows of what goes on here are interesting but not ones you would want to see in real life.

This is a novel which showcases the multi-faceted culture of the city and country and its political past. There are interesting scenes which show how the British ruling classes actually were and how the culture and heritage of the region  survived but also suffered.

 

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Waking Tiger

Destination/location: Singapore  Author/guide:  Mark Wightman   Departure Time: 1930s

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