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Bryce Courtenay - Fortune Cookie

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Fortune Cookie, the powerful new book by Australia’s biggest selling author Bryce Courtenay, is now available at the touch of a button. Inside this app you will find the complete novel and a very special personal video introduction by Bryce.

For extravagance and excess, nothing could match the advertising world in the 1960s. There was no such thing as political correctness – or health warnings. Fortune Cookie takes readers into to that world, to the campaigns, the long lunches, fat expense accounts and into the affairs of brilliant young mavericks, like Simon Koo.

Simon is an ambitious Australian-born Chinese who goes to Singapore in the mid-sixties to work for Samuel Oswald Wing, an advertising agency. But the Wing brothers, who run the agency, are not what they seem. There is soon trouble when Simon falls in love with the forbidden Mercy B. Lord, the illegitimate daughter of a Japanese officer and a Chinese mother who abandoned her on the doorstep of a Catholic orphanage.

With no family or connections, this beautiful young woman is powerless to resist the evil influence of Beatrice Fong, a manipulative businesswoman, who, in league with the Wing brothers, lures her into the dark and dangerous international trade in sex workers and drug trafficking involving the American CIA.

Fortune Cookie is a gripping story of corruption and international intrigue, a scorching insider’s view of an industry that shapes our lives and a touching tale of a young man’s search for love and acceptance.

Bryce Courtenay’s books have sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. His bestselling titles include The Power of One, April Fools Day, Jessica and Whitethorn.