'Noble House (James Clavell's Asian Saga)' is a fiction novel with thrilling plots and a dozen of remarkably-sketched characters. The book was first published in 1981, and its plot is set in Hong Kong in the year 1963. Authored by James Clavell, the book has also been adapted into a miniseries, starring Pierce Brosnan, by NBC. This book is an adventurous roller coaster ride of catastrophic events that will keep you on the edge of your seat till you finish reading it.
Plot Of The Novel
The entire story of the book spans over a week and is full of mysteries and clandestine illegal activities. These criminal activities range from kidnappings, murders to financial double-dealings. The story gets more complicated with natural catastrophes, such as fire, landslides and floods adding to the mystery of the narrative. Ian Dugross, the tai-pan (senior business executive/entrepreneur) is struggling to rescue Struan's from the dire economic situation that it has been left in by Dugorss' predecessor. Dugross seeks the help of an American millionaire to rescue Struan's from the financial dismay. However, his arch rival, Quillan Gornt is determined to destroy Struan's. Meanwhile, Hong-Kong, the heart of international trading, is vied illegally by Chinese communists, Soviet spies, and Taiwanese nationalists with the ruling British government trying to stop their incursions. Meanwhile, all the concerned parties have links to the Hong Kong mafia. The story is full of surprise twists and turns that keep the readers engaged and enticed to know what happens next. This book is a must-read for underworld mafia and thriller novel lovers.
About The Author
James Clavell was an Australian-born novelist, screenwriter, producer and director. He has written screenplays for many Holywood movies like The Fly, The Great Escape, and To Stir With Love. He is best known for his Asian saga series of novels. He has authored several famous works, such as 'Shogun', 'The Art of War', 'The Children's Story', etc. You can order online for the paperback edition of the book published by DELL. The book is available with the ISBN-10 number of 0440164842 and the ISBN-13 number of 9780440164845.