The Jasmine Trade

The Jasmine Trade

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Seventeen-year-old Marina Lu lies dead in her shiny status car in a suburban shopping centre car park, her two-carat diamond engagement ring refracting another shattered Los Angeles dream. Was her murder merely a carjacking gone bad, or is there more to the story? LA TIMES reporter Eve Diamond is determined to find out. Why was Marina, at such a young age, marrying twenty-four-year-old Michael Ho? Why is her father so reluctant to provide Eve with information about his daughter? And why would someone steal the dead girl's diary? Eve's investigations take her into the world of the 'parachute kids', rich Asian teens who are left to their own devices in California while their parents live and work in Hong Kong. She also discovers an even more tragic subculture, where destitute young Asian immigrants live in virtual sexual slavery. As Eve unravels the haunting details and closes in on her scoop, she finds that someone is prepared to kill to keep the story hidden.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 130 x 174 x 22mm | 240.41g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0752863932
  • 9780752863931

About Denise Hamilton

Denise Hamilton is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Wired and Cosmopolitan. Her debut novel - 'The Jasmine Trade' - was shortlisted for the Creasey Dagger for Best First Crime Novel, and she has gone on to receive nominations for the Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity Awards. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.show more

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2 6% (23)
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