The Red Hot Empress
Annie Szabo has discovered a miracle: Jimmy Qi, a kid from Chinatown with the power to heal using music. He's dazzling, he's a scoundrel, he's wise, and he makes a great newspaper article. Now everyone wants Jimmy. Feeling responsible for creating San Francisco's latest hot commodity, Annie enlists her mother-in-law, the audacious fortune-teller Madame Mina, to help keep Jimmy safe from his avid pursuers: an evangelist, an ex-hero with a troubled past, a tong society, a CDC doctor, a dolphin fanatic, and an FBI agent who seems too good to be true. And when the bodies start turning up, Annie grabs Jimmy and runs, luring the killer through a tangle of Chinese New Year celebrations and north up the deserted coast where she forces the killer to face justice. Once again, though the spicy Szabo women would like to kick back with a lover, a good movie, and a few laughs, life has something else in mind. One meeting with an extraordinary boy leads them headlong into another wild adventure. Annie and Mina won't back down until their world is set right.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 106.7 x 167.6 x 30.5mm | 158.76g
- 29 Aug 2006
- St Martin's Press
- New York, United States
- New edition
- New edition
About Meredith Blevins
MEREDITH BLEVINS lives with her family in the canyon country of Utah.. She has been a teacher, a music therapist, and a financial columnist.
"Succeeds in weaving humour, zany characters and the occult into an entertaining story with serious undertones." - Publishers Weekly."