VGC.Hodder & Stoughton,2001.First edition-first printing(10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Red hardback with laminated Dj cover(creases,nicks and scratch on the laminate cover),both in VGC.Ex-Library book with stamp,sticker but in VGC.Nice and clean pages with a couple ink marks and slightly tainted on the outer edges,mark on the first blank page of the book,a couple of creases and light shelf wear on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear.Price un-clipped.377pp. This is another paragraph Product Description: The second thrilling volume of the Caspasian series, set this time in the lawless China of 1925 John Caspasian, hero of The Viceroy's Captain, is assigned to Shanghai, a city seething with intrigue and violence as rival Chinese revolutionaries make war on each other. Sent up the Yangtsc to make an alliance with the man the British have picked to stop the 'communist' Chiang Kai-Shek, Caspasian discovers that the supposed champion of the west is a vicious murderer. The warlord's right hand man is the English war hero who saved Caspasian's life in the trenches in World War I. So why is he trying to Kill Caspasian now?