Flood of fire

(Ibis trilogy -- 3)

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Flood of fire (2015, John Murray (Publishers))

616 pages

English language

Published Aug. 24, 2015 by John Murray (Publishers).

ISBN:
9780719569005
OCLC Number:
905228350

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"The stunningly vibrant final novel in the bestselling Ibis Trilogy It is 1839 and China has embargoed the trade of opium, yet too much is at stake in the lucrative business and the British Foreign Secretary has ordered the colonial government in India to assemble an expeditionary force for an attack to reinstate the trade. Among those consigned is Kesri Singh, a soldier in the army of the East India Company. He makes his way eastward on the Hind, a transport ship that will carry him from Bengal to Hong Kong. Along the way, many characters from the Ibis Trilogy come aboard, including Zachary Reid, a young American speculator in opium futures, and Shireen, the widow of an opium merchant whose mysterious death in China has compelled her to seek out his lost son. The Hind docks in Hong Kong just as war breaks out and opium "pours into the …

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Subjects

  • Historical fiction
  • Fiction
  • History
  • Opium War (China : 1840-1842) fast (OCoLC)fst01353914

Places

  • China