An American investigates a murder amid the secrecy and corruption of China in this crime thriller from the New York Times-bestselling author of Razor Girl. Art history professor Tom Stratton hasn't seen his former mentor David Wang for years-until they unexpectedly run into each other while Stratton is on a guided tour of China. But the reunion doesn't last long. After Wang is found dead-and the American embassy fumbles the investigation-Stratton sets out to solve the mystery of the killing on his own. Before long, he's tangled in a web of corruption that reaches the highest seats of power. Beset by the suffocating secrecy and subterfuge of communist China, Stratton must find his friend's murderer-before the fury of a brutal conspiracy closes in on him. Along with Powder Burn and Trap Line, this international mystery is one of the early suspense thrillers written by Carl Hiaasen and Bill Montalbano, a writing team praised for their "fine flair for characters and settings" (Library Journal).
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