Legend Press has stormed in for a "pacey and vibrant" mystery based in Hong Kong by journalist and début author Suzanne Harrison.
Commissioning editor Lauren Parsons acquired world rights to The Colour of Thunder direct from the author, for publication on 15th October 2020.
The blurb explains: "In one of the world’s most vibrant international cities, present day Hong Kong, the lives of six people become irreversibly intertwined. The past is catching up with those running from it, while the futures of others hangs dangerously in the balance. But who knows the most? And what will they do to get it?"
Harrison is an Australian journalist and editor who has lived in Hong Kong since 1999. She currently works as a freelance journalist writing lifestyle and news features for the South China Morning Post.
She said: "Most people think of Hong Kong as simply high rises and a shopping mecca for cheap handbags. But there are loads of interesting characters, plenty of political intrigue, lovely locales to reveal, cultural crossroads–and I have tried to encompass all that in to this book. There have been some great books set in Hong Kong written in English, but I do think there could be many more. The city has a lot more going for it on the story telling front and I would like to get that out there to a wider audience."
Parsons added: "We are thrilled to acquire this pacey and vibrant début novel. The fascinating cultural and political backdrop of the novel adds a wonderful layer of intrigue to the mystery, which really envelops the reader."