A Matter of Duty

Noah Potter has come to Hong Kong to find his missing sister, Lianne, who disappeared after leaving him a voice mail pleading for his help Unfortunately the Hong Kong police are unwilling to help him, so Noah has to find her himself.Noah s search for his sister brings him across Wei Tseng, leader of the Dragons, a group of dedicated men and women willing to do whatever itNoah Potter has come to Hong Kong to find his missing sister, Lianne, who disappeared after leaving him a voice mail pleading for his help Unfortunately the Hong Kong police are unwilling to help him, so Noah has to find her himself.Noah s search for his sister brings him across Wei Tseng, leader of the Dragons, a group of dedicated men and women willing to do whatever it takes to keep their district safe from the violence and triads that plague the rest of the city s underworld Wei is a man of violence but also one of incredible compassion, and his history is one that resonates with Noah, igniting a passion neither man expects.Together they search for Lianne, a search that will lead right into a conflict with the Dragons greatest rivals in the city.
A Matter of Duty Noah Potter has come to Hong Kong to find his missing sister Lianne who disappeared after leaving him a voice mail pleading for his help Unfortunately the Hong Kong police are unwilling to help him

  • Title: A Matter of Duty
  • Author: J.C.Long
  • ISBN: 9781945952692
  • Page: 322
  • Format: ebook
  • 1 thought on “A Matter of Duty”

    1. OohhI liked this one a lot! A new author and/series for me. I really enjoyed this fast paced and entertaining story. I was hooked right from the prologue and the pace of the story didn't slow down until the end. I couldn't read fast enough to see what was going to happen next. I liked Noah right off the bat and I really felt for him as he struggles to find his sister in a country he's never been to before. And, Weiwhat a perfect anti-hero he was.The mystery part of the story was really good but [...]

    2. With out much of a plan, Noah Potter goes to Hong Kong to find his missing sister. Little does he know that his path is on a direct collision coarse with a gang called the Dragons. The Dragons rule the east side, and are known to be bad asses. What Noah finds is a complex system of gang rule, corrupt police, and vengeful rivalries.To say I liked this book is an understatement. It was well written, with complex characters involved in a thrilling plot line. Having an affinity for all things Asian, [...]

    3. Review can be read at It's About The Book4.5 starsThis book has an amazing prologue. I was hooked from the first page. It certainly sets the tone for how intense and dark the book is going to be. I don’t think it was quite as gritty as it could have been. The playful brotherhood of the gang keeps things from getting too heavy. Their bond is well developed through the writing and promises more stories to come. Both from the larger plot and from some of the Dragons falling in love. The next coup [...]

    4. Noah finds himself constantly questioning whether he is making the right choices. Abroad, in an unfamiliar land he must rely on his intuition and chose carefully about who to rely on in his hunt for his sister. I was surprised at how quickly I was drawn into the story. I particularly liked the depiction of Hong Kong. Having received a frantic message from his sister Lianne, American Noah Potter decides to travel to Hong Kong and search for her there in an attempt to retrace her last known steps. [...]

    5. A Matter of Duty(2,75 stars)This book was provided to me for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.This review contains spoilers!Again a tough one to rate because I’m kind of two minds.One the one hand I really liked the plot and the story and wanted to read more of it when the story finally got some kind of speed and drove me into it. But on the other hand there were those first chapters when it was really hard for me not to put the book away and the abrupt ending which really l [...]

    6. Noah and Lianne Potter grew up in a prosperous family headed by a cold and domineering father. Noah and Lianne had to learn to depend on each other for everything, and Noah became very protective of his sister. As happens between siblings, an argument crops up, and despite their closeness, Lianne leaves for Hong Kong without a word to Noah. Feeling hurt, and being stubborn and childish, Noah ignores Lianne’s calls. But as the weeks pass, he finally decides to listen to her message—and is dev [...]

    7. I really enjoyed this! It was a fun (and at times gritty) blend of suspense and hot, hot romance. As always, I like my romance with a heavy dash of plot, and A Matter of Duty offers exactly that (plus an intriguing glimpse into a very different setting). The last few chapters really had my on the edge of my seat.It's not easy to depict the development of a relationship that takes place over such a short period of time, but here it happened so naturally that I never questioned the characters' bud [...]

    8. Very meh story for me. I could not go past my amazement at the existence of the Dragons, a Hong Kong gang made of white hats (!) trying to protect "their" territory against their nefarious neighbors the Twisted Vipers, not so much that I resented the life in a city where I spent a month being crudely sketched as a barely underground network of criminal thugs than because I found the plot redolent of ill-informed, Western prejudices against Eastern Asia in general and mainland China in particular [...]

    9. Welcome to the underworld of Hong Kong. I promise you will like it here. And even if you don't, you might not be allowed to leave - at least not alive. So be careful of who you trust and watch your step. This book hooked me right from the start and I just ploughed right through it. I just loved the plot and it was very well executed. I mean you have mysterious disappearances, gang war, corruption, deceit, betrayal, all dangerous and all connected and tangled in a web of lies and mistrust - what [...]

    10. 4 HeartsWhat a fantastic start to new series!! I’m so pleasantly surprised about this book. It’s always a little scary starting a book from a “new to you” author but I shouldn’t have worried. J.C Long delivers a fast paced murder/mystery romance that was an intense page turner. I loved the cultural diverse aspect of this story so much. You could tell that this author knew what he was talking about and did his research which I really appreciated. He was able to capture the greatness and [...]

    11. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.I really liked the the book until 83%, then sadly it went downhill from there fast!I would give the first 83% 4-Stars, the rest of the book -1 Star. 3-Stars in total.American Noah Potter receives a distressed phone call from his sister, that while on holiday in Hong Kong she got herself in some kind of trouble and needs his help fast. He makes his way to Hong Kong to come to her aid. After his arrival he realizes she's missing and no one se [...]

    12. **I received a copy of A Matter of Duty from Net Galley in exchange for a voluntary and honest review**A Matter of Duty by J.C. Long is the first in the authors Hong Kong Nights series. This is the first time I've read anything by Mr. Long and was surprised how fast paced the story was.When Noah Potter receives a call from his sister Lianne that gives him the chills as she 's in trouble in Hong Kong. So he heads there without any knowledge of who to ask for help. After receiving none from the po [...]

    13. A Matter of Duty (Hong Kong Nights #1) by J.C. LongNoah Potter receives a stress call from his sister, Lianne Maureen Potter. She had gone to Hong-Kong in search of an adventure. Upon his arrival, Noah gets little help from the police. But while at the police station, Noah meets Wei Tseng, leader of the Dragons gang. Their attraction is strong, fast, and mutual.Disappointed with the police's response -- or lack thereof -- Noah seeks comfort and help from the Dragons. It turns out that the Dragon [...]

    14. Four and a half stars rounded up to 5This book was provided to me for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.A Matter of Duty got me in from the start with its description of a young woman trying to get help. We see her climbing and then crawling up the stairs to her apartment and I could feel the desperation in her movement.Noah arrives in Hong Kong a few weeks after his sister appealed for help and the story involves his search to find her. The story also involves the disappearanc [...]

    15. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.Noah Potter, a Caucasian American, is in Hong Kong to find his missing sister. During his search, he crosses paths with Wei Tseng, leader of Dragons triad who is also trying to get the police to pay attention to missing girls in his territory. Wei takes Noah under his protection and helps him in the search for his sister.The story was a bit longer than it probably needed to be due to repetition and overly description scenes; by the e [...]

    16. DNF @ 10%. At first I was excited to find out a book was set in Hong Kong, but then it turns out half the book's POV is from a white guy's POV and the story turns into a version of Taken? Noah travels to Hong Kong in search of his missing sister and somehow the triad is investigating it or are involved or something?I'm not a fan of how the Cantonese is used in the text either, but that's probably more of a personal thing since I don't know why a Hong Konger would speak English and only throw in [...]

    17. I think I’m going to go ahead and call this a DNF. I really did want to finish this book, but after 50%, it’s just kind of a drag to keep reading. The writing style wasn’t very engaging to me, and the instalove romance put me off since that’s 100% not my thing.(Also, I'm fairly certain there was a rape joke in this book, which I found pretty shocking?)I myself can’t directly comment on the depiction of Hong Kong, as I’m not from there. However, my brother-in-law grew up in Hong Kong, [...]

    18. This was not a great ready for me. I foind it hard to follow and difficult to get into. I ultimately enjoyed it, the writing was good, character development was there. Perhaps just not the read for me.

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