The plot is about the anti communist revolution in China, with the epicenter in Hong Kong. The novel was good showcase of changes in Hong Kong after Chinese took it over from Britain. The plot was indeed thrilling, with people, emotions, conspiracies, hi tech warfare and what not. But, I will think twice before reading next novel of Stephen. As, though the story line was good, but the flow was very abrupt, which is not a sign of good author.
Still, I will recommend this novel for the people who want to be thrilled via vicarious experience of reading.