The Hong Kong Stories : Beatrix Rose

  • by Mark Dawson
  • Narrated by Jane Slavin
  • Series: Beatrix Rose
  • 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Beatrix Rose has been betrayed. Her husband has been murdered and her daughter, Isabella, abducted. She flees to the Hong Kong underworld to plot her revenge. Those who wronged her will pay. Beatrix is the most dangerous woman you’ve ever met. She was an assassin for The Firm, the beyond top secret agency that did the dirty work for the British Secret Services. She is lethal. Ethically flexible. Totally ruthless. And you know what they say about payback....
Beatrix needs cash to pay for the search for Isabella. When she rescues a local man from a brutal beating in a Kowloon karaoke bar, she ends up finding moneymaking opportunities in the local underworld. The triads have a need for a woman with her particular skills, but when the boss goes too far, he has to pay the price. In a breakneck-paced roller coaster of action, Beatrix discovers that danger lurks in the unlikeliest of places, and nothing is as it seems.
Mark Dawson has worked as a lawyer and currently works in the London film industry. His first books, The Art of Falling Apart and Subpoena Colada, have been published in multiple languages. He is currently writing three series. The John Milton series features a disgruntled assassin who aims to help people to make amends for the things that he has done. The Beatrix Rose series features the headlong fight for justice of a wronged mother - who happens to be an assassin - against the six names on her kill list.
Soho Noir is set in the West End of London between 1940 and 1970. The first book in the series, The Black Mile, deals with the (real-life but little known) serial killer who operated in the area during the Blitz. The Imposter traces the journey of a criminal family through the period; it has been compared to The Sopranos in austerity London.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Unexpectedly Fun

Narrator was suitably dramatic. Story rich in detail. Brought Hong Kong to life.It was an easy listen.
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- TaD

Great book

What made the experience of listening to The Hong Kong Stories the most enjoyable?

I loved the hero being female, and a mercenary. The story was fast paced. It was also interesting to imagine the setting of Hong Kong.

What other book might you compare The Hong Kong Stories to, and why?

Lee Child's Jack Reacher series

Which scene did you most enjoy?

When she infiltrates and deals with the baddies!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Thrilling, suspense with some sensitivity

Any additional comments?

This is the first book I have read/listened to from this author, and I really enjoyed it. I will be reading others.

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- Sylv Sheehan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-12-2015
  • Publisher: Audible Studios