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    DescriptionShanghai, 1926: a sultry city lousy with opium, warlords, and corruption at the highest levels. Into this steamy morass walks Richard Field, an idealistic Brit haunted by his past and recently appointed to the international police. He’s not there long before called to the flat of a Russian prostitute, former daughter of privilege found sadistically murdered, handcuffed to her bed. When he discovers among her possessions a cryptic shipping log, he senses that this murder is more than a random crime of perverse passion. What unfolds is a searing story that propels Field into a confrontation with the city’s most ruthless and powerful gangster, and a dangerous attraction to another salacious Russian whose sordid connections seem destined to make her the next victim. Scintillating and subtle, The Master of Rain is a marvelous debut.


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    Title
    The Master of Rain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Bradby, By (author) Adam Mansbach
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 372 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375713330
    ISBN 10: 0375713336
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: THR
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 823.914
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FH
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T General Subject: 550
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    DC22: 823/.914
    Ingram Subject Code: FP
    Libri: I-FP
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC030000
    LC classification: PR6102.R33 M37 2003
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    1 MAP
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    06 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Tom Bradby, a foreign correspondent for the British television network ITN, is the author of The Master of Rain and The White Russian. He has spent the last nine years covering British and American politics, as well as conflicts in China, Ireland, Kosovo, and Indonesia. While living in Hong Kong and writing this novel, Bradby researched historical records and archives of 1920s Shanghai. He now lives in London with his wife and three children.
    Review quote
    "In this ambitious, atmospheric crime novel, a city on the brink is re-created with impressive diligence." --"The New York Times ""Bradby has done for Shanghai what Raymond Chandler did for Los Angeles." -"Time " "A great murder story." --"Esquire ""Should especially please fans of P.D. James and John le Carre." --"New York Daily News ""This is an immensely atmospheric, gripping detective story with just the right mixture of exoticism, violence and romance." --"The Times "(London) "A satisfying feast for the mind and the senses." --"Charleston Post & Courier ""This well-conceived and -rendered novel is a brooding tale of lust, murder and corruption. . . . just what you want in a thriller." --"The Star Tribune (Minneapolis) ""Tom Bradby's The Master of Rain certainly makes him a candidate for eventual superstardom." --"Fort Worth Star Telegram ""Like a Russian nesting doll, the plot's layers split to reveal new layers." --"Portsmouth Herald "
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    Shanghai, 1926: a sultry city lousy with opium, warlords, and corruption at the highest levels. Into this steamy morass walks Richard Field, an idealistic Brit haunted by his past and recently appointed to the international police. He's not there long before called to the flat of a Russian prostitute, former daughter of privilege found sadistically murdered, handcuffed to her bed. When he discovers among her possessions a cryptic shipping log, he senses that this murder is more than a random crime of perverse passion. What unfolds is a searing story that propels Field into a confrontation with the city's most ruthless and powerful gangster, and a dangerous attraction to another salacious Russian whose sordid connections seem destined to make her the next victim. Scintillating and subtle, The Master of Rain is a marvelous debut.