Set in China and Hong Kong from 1900 to 1969, this novel features Patrick Galvin - ex-priest and missionary. Galvin exists at street level yet there is a terrible secret in his past that, as he moves towards death, surfaces and puts into question the meaning of his whole life.

The Iron Tree 1994, Pocket Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780671715977

New edition

Mass-market paperback

The Iron Tree 1993, Simon & Schuster Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780671717834