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By Lisa See

"Lisa See starts off to do for Beijing what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did for turn-of-the-century London or Dashiell Hammett did for Twenties San Francisco: She discerns the hidden urban lurking underneath the general public facade."

--The Washington publish booklet World

In the depths of a Beijing iciness, in the course of the waning days of Deng Xiaoping's reign, the U.S. ambassador's son is located dead--his physique entombed in a frozen lake. round the comparable time, aboard a boat adrift off the coast of Southern California, Assistant U.S. lawyer David Stark makes a startling discovery: the corpse of a pink Prince, a scion of China's political elite.

The chinese language and American governments suspect that the deaths are hooked up and, in an unparalleled flow, they subscribe to forces to work out justice performed. In Beijing, David groups up with the unorthodox police detective Liu Hulan. In an research that brings them to each nook of China and sparks an extreme allure among the 2, David and Hulan find a internet linking human trafficking to the drug alternate to governmental treachery--a net attaining from the Forbidden urban to the center of l. a. and, just like the vast flower internet utilized by chinese language fishermen, threatening to ensnare all inside of its reach.

"A swish rendering of 2 assorted and intricate cultures, inside of a hugely tricky plot . . . The starkly appealing landscapes of Beijing and its surrounding nation-state are depicted with a lyrical precision."

--Los Angeles instances ebook Review

"Murder and intrigue splash around the canvas of recent chinese language lifestyles. . . . A brilliant portrait of an enormous Communist country within the painful throes of a sea change."

--People

"Fascinating . . . that infrequent mystery that enlightens in addition to it entertains."

--San Diego Union-Tribune

A Finalist for the Edgar Award for top First Mystery

A ny instances extraordinary BOOK

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So waren ihre Gespräche immer, dachte Ratamo, über ernste Dinge wurde nie geredet. Im Laufe der letzten Jahre war Väisäläs Mutter an Alzheimer erkrankt, Himoaalto, der gerne und viel trank, hätte fast seine Familie kaputt gemacht, und er selbst hatte erfahren, dass der vor zwei Jahren gestorbene Tapani Ratamo gar nicht sein biologischer Vater war. Von anderen Widrigkeiten ganz zu schweigen. Vielleicht genügte es, dass sie alle drei über die Angelegenheiten der beiden anderen und auch ihre Probleme Bescheid wussten.

Vielleicht war auch das wieder nur ein Versuch, der ihn dazu bringen sollte, etwas zu tun, was sein Vater wollte. Sutela las den Brief ein zweites Mal, dann ein drittes und auch noch ein viertes Mal und schaffte es, sich so zu ärgern, dass er in Wut geriet. »Wenn Du imstande bist, meinen Anweisungen zu folgen, und nicht zurückweichst, sobald Schwierigkeiten auftauchen … Wenn Du Dich dazu entschließen kannst, nach Lappland zu reisen …« Wieder einmal behandelte der Alte ihn geringschätzig und versuchte ihn zu manipulieren.

Für einen alleinerziehenden Vater war es eine seltene Freude, einmal eine ganze Woche nur für sich zu haben. Und er musste nicht einmal Gewissensbisse haben, weil Nelli selbst vorgeschlagen hatte, nach Pusula in Markettas Ferienhaus zu fahren. Und obendrein war er auch noch Strohwitwer. Ilona hatte im Winter ein größeres Stipendium erhalten und damit für den Sommer ein Atelier im Haus des Finnischen Künstlerverbandes in der Nähe von Florenz gemietet. Ratamo wurmte es allerdings, dass Ilona die ganze Zeit, in der er Urlaub hatte, im Stiefelland mit ihrer Kunst verbringen wollte.

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