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Author: Christopher West
Genre: Crime, Mystery & Thriller
Rights: World English Ex USA
Pub. Date: 26th May 2008
Beijing, People`s Republic of China. Inspector Wang of the Public Security Bureau is expecting a pleasant and well-earned night out at the People`s Opera House. Instead, he finds himself face to face with a murder victim. A victim who has slipped through the hands of even China`s relentless system of mass surveillance.
Wang`s search for answers takes him into the underworld of the Chinese capital, into the secret, sinister world of Communist Party politics, and out to the ancient caves of Huashan, where a killer`s secret awaits discovery.
'Does for China what Gorky Park did for Russia'Florida sun Sentinal
'Fine plotting and a sharp-edged style'Publishers Weekly
'The ambivalent morailty of modern China is intelligently exposed, but not at the expense of a first-class crime story'Marcel Berlins, The Times
'Everything one can ask for in a crime novel - pace, excitement, and a skillfully contrasted cast of characters'Simon Brett