By Anthony L. Williams
A Fiction paintings via:
Anthony L. Williams
Copyright © Aug. sixteen, 2004 (TX 6-021-321)
THE VILLA TUNG
A modern Novel by way of:
Anthony L. Williams
“You were given a legacy, Mr. Tanaka. The Villa Tung. The Villa Tung in primary China. the following you will discover Asian heritage and Oriental intrigue so stark and so unflinching, it's going to strangle you. pass there. remain for 365 days. in case you have the courage.”
And with this cryptic inducement, UCLA professor and fourth-generation Japanese-American Mitsu “Mike” Tanaka and his brother Ryoji “Rudy” Tanaka embark upon the main really good and unsafe epic in their whole lives. The unwitting Tanaka brothers, their affiliates, and younger participants of UCLA’s membership Asia visit China in this dastardly quest to discover homicide and horror prior to they achieve their ultimate future: The deserted walled township of the Villa Tung.
The 12 months is 2009. however the indignant vestiges of the Villa Tung don't relaxation so simply. Many negative issues occurred in Villa Tung villainous historical past, which the Tanaka brothers needs to face, and check out and by some means unravel. whether in this wrenching approach it drives them either to the purpose of suicide and outright homicide.
In the rain-drenched, abandoned lanes of the Villa Tung many stuff stir the sanity of those sixteen american citizens. The least of that is logical discernment. The american citizens discover a aggravating Pandora’s field of restive China historical past, intrigue, time shuttle and tangible antiquity, deserted in position. A forbidden cultural enigma the place all clocks cease within the overdue summer time of 1945. And the second one international warfare by no means rather does finish.
Here they have to face and undergo the inscrutable likes of “Dragon woman” Qui-Li Chang—the tall, insane dowager of the Villa Tung. The scarred, scowling apostolate who's humanly suspect, present-day irreconcilable and dangerously notorious. Who on the spry age of forty four really lived ahead of and through the horror which was once the second one international conflict. Quiet, indignant and dispossessed, Madam Chang contains together with her a century of inhuman difficulty, burdensome old-family ties, Taoist dogma and really good Shaolin powers, quickly to be uncovered. She is the lonely girl overseer of the Villa Tung, crammed in her personal mind-boggling China secrets and techniques. With a hair-trigger vindictiveness to hurl appalling japanese demons upon her enemies at will. Is she useless? Is she alive? Or a diabolical blending of either.
Ling-Ho Shinn-wei. 22. The spoiled, looking Mandarin daughter and “Big condominium” servant. stumbled on to despise completely outsiders, till the younger lady participants of UCLA’s vacuous membership Asia set her correct in a very brutal type of approach. Stout, pig-tailed, broad-faced and lethal, the kung-fu gaining knowledge of Ling is torn aside and pushed to the sting through her personal viciousness, self-doubt, and the ubiquitous threat of her hated birthplace, the Villa Tung.
Cheung “Patch” Shinn-wei. Queued father of Ling-Ho, he's Madam Chang’s silent, deadly right-hand guy. At fifty four and blinded in a single eye by means of his personal spouse, bull-necked Patch hails from the murdering dock gangs of previous Shanghai. Held in belief via the Shaolin Lords of the Villa Tung, Patch’s mythical bravery, humanity and iron get to the bottom of are driven to the restrict by means of a harrowing yearlong witness, which churns, mortifies and eventually horrifies the intrepid likes of even him.
“China Doll” Wei-Li Shin. 22. Former Swing period prostitute, Wei-Li is a conflicted, anachronistic throwback to the Twenties Shanghai brothel, opium den and carefree nightlife. She is Madam Chang’s attractive and sadistic half-sister. Discriminating. A treaty port queen. Who after a 62-year damnation, returns to the
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