Loading, please wait...

South of the Clouds - by John D Kuhns (Hardcover)

South of the Clouds - by  John D Kuhns (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1
South of the Clouds - by  John D Kuhns (Hardcover) - image 1 of 1
Free standard shipping with RedCard
Loading, please wait...

About this item


Number of Pages: 300

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Action & Adventure

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Post Hill Press

Author: John D Kuhns

Language: English

Street Date: July 17, 2018
TCIN: 53774794
UPC: 9781682613726
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-4734


A once prominent American investor broken by the Great Recession seeks redemption in the jungle near the Sino-Burmese border, where a beautiful karaoke girl with a past might be able to save him.

The Great Recession of 2008 humbled many good men. Once featured on the front pages of New York's business and society papers, Jack Davis had spiraled downward in the aftermath of the crisis.

How far will someone go to get their reputation back? Jack is about to find out. Exiled to the last remnant of his investment empire--a rusty silicon smelter in the Chinese jungle north of the Burmese border--his comeback seems far-fetched. But it's either take his best shot or crawl away from the world in shame.

At first, his prospects appear grim. Asked when they could earn a profit, his general manager answered, "In China, no one make money in regular business. Make money other ways." When Jack discovers his employees are using the company's trucks to run jade from Burma over the border to China, his first instinct is to clean house--until he learns they're making more money running jade than he is smelting silicon.

Jack's jade buyer tries to warn him. "The problem is, it's never just running jade," the man said. "Jade leads to other things way beyond your control. You're a foreigner, for God's sake."

Set in a dangerous, once-obscure corner of the world that has recently vaulted to prominence, South of the Clouds tells the story of an American forced to choose, not between right and wrong--"there's no legal here"--but between the predictable and the unknown, between a stale life or one with Mei, the beautiful karaoke girl with a past, and the woman he loves.

Wall Street isn't only about greed and cynicism. There are heroes there too.

If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.


From the manufacturer

No information loaded.

Guest Ratings & Reviews

No reviews yet! Be the first to help other guests.

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.