It was a cold weekend - not exactly wet, but definitely cold. So I managed to get some reading done. This intrigued when it arrived so it jumped a few spots in the queue.
From the Blurb:
January 1937: Peking is a heady mix of privilege and scandal, lavish cocktail bars and opium dens, warlords and corruption, rumours and superstition - and the clock is ticking down on all of it.