When a group of vegan terrorists threaten to blow up the world's two most important leaders along with half of Shanghai, the job somehow falls to C.F. Wong and his assistant, Joyce, to save Shanghai, the world, and one poor elephant. A funny and fresh detective novel - the latest in the Feng Shui Detective series.
CF Wong is a simple man. All he asks is to be left alone to rake in the cash from his feng shui business and to enjoy the good things in life. But that doesn't seem to be the way events are going, currently: his office is being demolished around his ears, his renogade assistant, Joyce, has lost her marbles and become a vegetarian, and his dinner's been interrupted by a group of vegan terrorists with guns.
And then there's the white elephant and the bomb and the biggest traffic jam in Shanghai's very long history. It is definitely not looking like an auspicious day...
Welcome to the latest instalment in the Feng Shui Detective series. Nury Vittachi mixes the caustic humour of Carl Hiaasen with the charm of Alexander McCall-Smith to create a vivid, heady and delightful dance through Asian philosophy, whodunnit and today's China.
Nury Vittachi was born in Ceylon and now lives with his English wife and three Chinese children in Hong Kong, where he has published many books. He writes the popular Traveller's Tales page in the Far Eastern Economic Review, and has worked for the South China Morning Post.
Nury's most recent book, The Shanghai Union of Industrial Mystics, is the latest in the Feng Shui Detective series.