The Last Six Million Seconds
Chan, a half-Chinese, half-Irish Hong Kong native and chief inspector with the Royal Hong Kong police, thinks he’s found a breakthrough when three mutilated heads are found floating in Chinese waters. But he grows increasingly frustrated as the Chinese police actively hinder — and the English bureaucrats pointedly ignore — his investigation. As Chan tracks the killers, he discovers cover-ups and conspiracies running deeper than even he had imagined.
All the while, in the background, the clock ticks down to the day the British leave . . .