Having enjoyed other books by this writer, I was looking forward to this one which has sino-Italian rivalry in the San Francisco
dock area as its theme. However, I was disappointed. Possibly the use of a lead character who is related to the events but
has a shadowy past and is working for an unnamed US Government agency, apparently, added a dimension which offset the
more solid grounding that Stansberry's earlier novels provided. Not a bad read but not one which makes me too eager to
read a second book featuring the same 'hero'.