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by Francis Laveaux


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This second volume of the series "In the Shadow of the Dragon" takes us into the Laogai of Gansu. After being kidnapped by the Beijing police, Cao Yu is transferred to Lanzhou. She will have to survive at the cost of her own morality and her innocence. Fortunately for her the friendship of her friend Weina will enable her to meet these challenges and to escape many dangers. The lover of Weina, the terrible Wang Gang, a follower of Kang Sheng (the former Chief of Chinese secret police), will manipulate all the labor camp staff and inmates to achieve his goals. In Beijing, Mona continues her strategy of dismantling democratic networks. Her lover Wang Jun's deeply disappointing her but when 'You've made your bed so you must lie on it'. Erwan and Cecile will succeed in adopting a Chinese child despite enormous difficulties. They will take advantage of their network of friends. Nevertheless the end of their relationship is close. Other characters in this volume are subject to events and their destiny no longer depends on them. The Dragon has extended its shadow over all.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484986868
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/17/2013
Series: In The Shadow of the Dragon , #2
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Francis Laveaux was born July 23, 1950 in Namur, Belgium. He spent his childhood in Florenville, a charming village in the south of Belgium.
After a diverse educational background (others would call erratic!) he began studying civil engineering and then realized that it did not suit him at all. He studied Political Science and International Relations at the University of Brussels.
He loves to travel which has led him to visit a significant part of our planet, favoring the discovery of other people and respect for local cultures. He had the opportunity to discover the United States, China, most European countries, but also North Africa, a trip that remains almost as a nightmare for him.
He worked in many sectors including rural development and education. Since 1996 he works in the social sector, mainly focusing on literacy for low level skilled people. For over ten years he develops European projects in this field.
He came late to writing, in fact to the publication of his writings because he feels he has always written. In the Shadow of the Dragon is his first novel. Others are in preparation, in particular a thriller that will feature some of the characters from "In the Shadow of the Dragon."
After ten years in Brittany, he currently lives with his partner in Bordeaux.

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