The War is over, the Union Jack flies again over the Municipal Building. Life has come full circle. Or has it? The old certainties are gone and the British are not universally welcomed to take their former place.
Malaya is in ferment and the day of reckoning has come for those who fought for the Japanese, with the Japanese and against the Japanese. The air is rife with suspicion and everyone’s loyalty is in question. Racial tensions run high and there’s no telling what will be the catalyst that will throw the country into disarray.
Dennis Chiang and his friends are drawn into the chaotic world of post-war Singapore, where accounts must be settled and the colour of justice is not black and white but grey.
This is the long-awaited final installment of Walter Woon’s exceptional The Advocate’s Devil trilogy.