HIGH ROAD TO CHINA is a 1977 novel by award-winning Australian author Jon Cleary. Set in the 1920s, the plot concerns heiress Eve Tozer, whose father is kidnapped by a Chinese warlord. In 1920 Eve Tozer, the attractive daughter of an American tycoon with huge trading interests in China, disembarks from her P&O liner at Tilbury and checks in at the Savoy. It is at the hotel that Eve discovers that her father, Bradley, has been kidnapped by a Chinese warlord. Desperate to save him, Eve hires two pilots to help her fly from England to China. But can she deliver the ransom before it’s too late?