Mr Wong Goes West : A Feng Shui Detective Novel Paperback
Feng shui detective C. F. Wong is not a fan of western culture, so it seems as if his worst nightmare has come true when he gets an assignment to deal with Brits in Hong Kong.
They ask him to fly with them to London, where the Queen wants Buckingham Palace feng shuied to rid the Royal family of its long run of bad luck.
But with over 600 rooms in the palace - including 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms - is this an assignment too far or a deliberate distraction?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 25/04/2008
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781846970818
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Review by Condorena
Mr. Wong has been expanding his Feng Shui practice by setting propitious meeting places up that will be helpful in smoothing business transactions. He is hired usually by the person who wants a certain deal to be resolved in their favor. When one such meeting goes awry Mr. Wong is left holding the bag and in debt to a big time local gangster belonging to the Chinese mafia in Singapore. <br/><br/>Mean while his young Australian assistant Joyce has accept a plum of a job for him which will take them both to Hong Kong. He has been asked by associate of the British Royal family to do Feng Shui on a big new air jet which will be used for business conferences while in flight. It is a unique craft with the setup of a small town with bed rooms, movie sections and even a small store as well as large conference rooms. When he is done he is supposed to go on it to England and work on Buckingham Palace to help control some of the misfortunes that have been happening to the royal family.<br/><br/>Before he can begin his work on the plane a murder takes place on board. As this intrepid duo of Wong and McQuinnie begins their work which now involves a murder investigation this begin to go awry. MR. Wong predicted there would be trouble and as a serious of events unfold which could lead to short lives for all on board and now the reader waits for Mr. Wong to pull salvation out of a hat!<br/><br/>Vittachi's books are always very well done and they include interesting plots unlike others and wonderful characters which all give the reader a smile.