The Nine Fold Heaven – Mingmei Yip
When Shadow, a gifted, ambitious magician, competed with the beautiful Camilla for the affections of organized crime leader Master Lung, she almost lost everything. Hiding out in Hong Kong, performing in a run-down circus, Shadow has no idea that Camilla, too, is on the run with her lover, Jinying – Lung’s son.
Yet while Camilla and Shadow were once enemies, their only hope of freedom lies in joining forces to eliminate the ruthless Big Brother Wang. Despite the danger, Shadow, Camilla and Jinying return to Shanghai. Camilla also has her own secret agenda – she has heard a rumor that her son is alive. And in a city teeming with spies and rivals – including the vengeful Rainbow Chang – each battles for a future in a country on the verge of monumental change.