I have to apologize to NetGalley and Farrago. Farrago has graciously auto-approved me for its NetGalley offerings. For that, I am truly grateful. I LOVE the Miss Seeton books, also published by Farrago.
But this book and I are just not a good fit I made it through about two chapters. The author sets an exotic scene in 1970s Hong Kong, and indeed he writes with humor. But the humor is a bit too dark for me. Once I encountered bodies dismembered by meat axe and another scene of amputated fingers, I was done.
I think this is likely an excellent book judging from comments of other readers. I suspect there are many to whom the dark humor and gritty realism will appeal. But it’s not for me.