I loved this book. I loved the atmosphere of Hong Kong, the view of the war as a resident, the tangled stories of the main protagonists and the times when the outcome was not what you expected. People who have lived in Hong King say it paints a really good picture of the colony before it was returned to China. I wish I could have visited it then, I fear it will not be the same now.
The other side of Hong Kong, the expatriate side, was what took me by surprise.