The general theme of my novel is the fight against evil, and yet in that fight you may be called upon to do the unthinkable to achieve this goal. To save the lives of your family and friends, and to stop the murder of countless innocent people, what should the hero be willing to do in order to accomplish this? The book also deals with the idea of how someone becomes evil. How does a good person go bad? Storm in Shanghai is told through first person POV present tense in some chapters , first person POV past tense of the same character in other chapters, and finally in third person past tense of some other characters in other chapters. The tone of each is different, but ranges from witty and happy to angry and scared.