The Cloud Leopard's Daughter

by Deborah Challinor
$19.99

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Series: Smuggler's Wife

Publication Date: September 18, 2017

ISBN: 9781460753101

Binding: Paperback

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A story of love, family, adventure and intrigue, set against backdrops of the gold rushes in Australia and New Zealand and the Opium Wars in China. When Kitty and Rian Farrell sail their schooner Katipo III into Dunedin Harbour in 1863, they are on tenterhooks. The new Otago goldfields have attracted all-comers, including their friend Wong Fu from Ballarat, who has sent a message for their help.To their surprise, Wong Fu reveals he is more than a mere fortune seeker - he is in fact a Cloud Leopard tong master and his daughter, Bao, has been kidnapped and taken to opium-ridden China.Kitty and Rian agree to retrieve the missing Bao, but as they sail closer to their quarry the stakes jump dramatically. And little do they know that the deadliest threat lies in their midst.The Cloud's Leopard's Daughter takes us through dangerous and unpredictable shoals of love, lust, greed and opium, in search of not one, but two, fiery yet vulnerable women - puppets in other people's calculated games.Praise for Deborah Challinor:'Seamlessly fuses historical fact and engrossing fiction' Queensland Times'Immensely enjoyable' Australian Women's Weekly'Challinor is a good storyteller; her characters have depth and her historical backdrops are well researched, seamlessly joining fact and fiction and creating a convincing, atmospheric yarn.' Bookseller and Publisher'Challinor has been dubbed Australia's answer to Philippa Gregory' Brisbane Times