The Jade Coffins of the Apocalypse
Denny, a short, stooped, balding, wreck of a man in old tweeds, scrabbles out a meager existence as a reporter, translator, and technical writer.
Denny is not so much unliked as he is untrusted and unwanted.
He does, however, know almost everything that is going on in Shanghai at any given moment. It is said that all secrets come to Denny, given time. Sooner or later, you will, too.