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- Publisher: Soho Press Inc
- Format: Paperback | 360 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 25mm | 363g
- Publication date: 1 November 2003
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1569473412
- ISBN 13: 9781569473412
- Edition statement: Revised ed.
- Sales rank: 183,797
Inspector Chen's mentor in the Shanghai Police Bureau has assigned him to escort U.S. Marshal Catherine Rohn. Her mission is to bring Wen, the wife of a witness in an important criminal trial, to the United States. Inspector Rohn is already en route when Chen learns that Wen has unaccountably vanished from her village in Fujian. Or is this just what he is supposed to believe? Chen resents his role; he would rather investigate the triad killing in Shanghai's beauteous Bund Park. But his boss insists that saving face with Inspector Rohn has priority. So Chen Cao, the ambitious son of a father who imbued him with Confucian precepts, must tread warily as he tries once again to be a good cop, a good man, and also a loyal Party member.
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Qiu Xiaolong, a prizewinning poet and critic in China, now teaches at Washington University in St. Louis, where he lives with his wife and daughter. His critically acclaimed Inspector Chen mystery series has sold over a million copies and has been published in twenty languages.
"Another wonderful novel featuring Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police Bureau... [for] Sinophiles like myself, who fantasize about taking an insider's tour of Shanghai."