Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: A Matter of Duty
SERIES: Hong Kong Nights #1
AUTHOR: J.C. Long
PUBLISHER: NineStar Press
LENGTH: 269 pages
RELEASE DATE: March 6th, 2017
Noah Potter has come to Hong Kong to find his missing sister, Lianne, who disappeared after leaving him a voice mail pleading for his help. Unfortunately the Hong Kong police are unwilling to help him, so Noah has to find her himself.
Noah’s search for his sister brings him across Wei Tseng, leader of the Dragons, a group of dedicated men and women willing to do whatever it takes to keep their district safe from the violence and triads that plague the rest of the city’s underworld. Wei is a man of violence but also one of incredible compassion, and his history is one that resonates with Noah, igniting a passion neither man expects.
Together they search for Lianne, a search that will lead right into a conflict with the Dragons’ greatest rivals in the city.
What a fantastic start to new series!! I’m so pleasantly surprised about this book. It’s always a little scary starting a book from a “new to you” author but I shouldn’t have worried. J.C Long delivers a fast paced murder/mystery romance that was an intense page turner. I loved the cultural diverse aspect of this story so much. You could tell that this author knew what he was talking about and did his research which I really appreciated. He was able to capture the greatness and seediness of Hong Kong. I love when I reading a book, getting enraptured in a story and also learning stuff.
Noah Potter has come to Hong Kong after getting a disturbing message from his sister. His investigation into his sister’s disappearance meets with roadblock after roadblock. Frustrated and feeling defeated Noah isn’t prepared to meet, Wei.
Wei Tseng is sick and tired of the gangs in Hong Kong. Wei and the Dragons are dedicated to cleaning up the streets but a slew of missing women leaves him frustrated and looking for answers. He isn’t prepared to be drawn to Noah.
Noah and Wei join forces to figure out what’s happened to Noah’s sister and the missing girls, with the help of the Dragon’s.
I liked how Noah and Wei’s connection was intense and immediate. I loved the Dragons. The strong characters really added to the story in the absolute best way.
Strong writing that immediately pulled me into the story and great character development. This was a great mystery too because I really wanted to know what happened to the girls…I won’t spoil it for you all though. Just know this is a page turner.
Definitely recommend and I can’t wait for Winston’s story…!!