Halo Halo and is set in Hong Kong and the
Philippines. It is specifically dated in 1973, when Manila was under curfew and
martial law. The country was being run by President Marcos and his
wife, Imelda. Three unlikely characters collude in a venture to
publish a 'Philippines’ edition of a regional magazine based in Hong Kong.
Their sponsor, Agustin, is a multi-millionaire who runs a resort for tourists
just outside the capital. The three main characters are Peter, a freelance
journalist; Nigel, an advertising executive, and Hal, who runs Hong Kong
Weekly. Hal is without a moral code; Nigel no better than he
ought to be; and Peter loses battles against his conscience. The resort is
their home for the duration of their stay. It has everything a weary
journalist might desire, including willing hostesses.The book is mainly
set in The Philippines but begins and concludes in Hong Kong.
Price £14 plus £2.50 Postage and Packing - available, direct from Rainbow Valley Books at a discount: £12.00 including postage).
Published 2020 by Rainbow Valley Books ISBN: 978-1-9999829-4-2 (345 pages paperback.)