The End of May Road (The Handover Mysteries, Vol. II)
by D. L. Kung
Sidelined at home on maternity leave, Business World reporter Claire Raymond investigates why a neighbor's son is found dead in Hong Kong's tony Midlevel district only six months before the official handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China. A neurotic anxiety pervades the colonial middle-class and mixes with a rising religious hysteria among Filipina babysitters and threatens her own baby.