Book I:Floating Boundries, Hong Kong
Book II: Floating Boundries, New Territories
Book III: Floating Boundries, Freedom or Tyranny
Floating Boundary is a novel of epic proportions set in Hong Kong in the decade preceding 1997, the year China will take control of the colony.
Into the life of British expatriate Geoffrey Lipton, the chairman of a vast conglomerate, steps Anna, a photographer on vacation in Hong Kong. During a day trip on Geoffrey's yacht off Saikung, they sight a woman drowning while trying to swim the five-mile stretch that separates Hong Kong and China. They rescue her and later discover her reasons for escape.
Han is the daughter of a disgraced politician and is married to one of the leaders of China's Democracy Movement. Feeling her husband chose politics instead of her (when he knowingly committed acts that would lead to his imprisonment), she half tried to swim, half tried to drown herself, in desperation. Love, not politics, was her motive for escape.
Han and Anna develop a firm friendship. Unknowingly they become twin obsessions for Geoffrey, who cannot decide between them. Into this emotional web steps Jerry, an American who works for the UN High Commission for Refugees. An American presence in a world dominated by tradition brings new solutions and new conflicts.
Floating Boundary shows us the real boundary between freedom and tyranny, in the hearts and in a nation's identity.