A Case of Two Cities (Inspector Chen Cao, Book 4) by Qiu Xiaolong

By Qiu Xiaolong

Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is summoned through an professional of the social gathering to take the lead in a corruption research - one the place the primary determine and his kin have lengthy considering fled to the us and past the achieve of the chinese language executive. yet he left in the back of the association and his partners-in-crime, and Inspector Chen is charged to discover these liable and act as essential to finish the corruption ring. In a twisting case that takes him from Shanghai, all of the method to the united states, reuniting him along with his earlier cohort from the U.S. Marshall's provider - Inspector Catherine Rhon.
At as soon as a compelling crime novel and a insightful, relocating portrayal of way of life, The Emperor's Sword is the following installment within the seriously acclaimed, award-wining Inspector Chen sequence.

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He added with a wry grin. 'I all but forgot the main reason that brought me here. While I will be shaking the dust of London from my feet, Susan will not. ' Christopher's spirits were lifted. ' 'Then repay me in the best possible way,' said the old man with a twinkle in his eye. 'While I'm away, look after Susan for me. It will bring me some comfort to know that she has such a reliable friend in London. ' 'Not at all. ' 'Since that body was discovered in the ice, Susan has taken a personal interest in the crime.

Let me read to the boys first. ' 'Good,' he said, moving to the door. 'I must find a passage that will help to still Richard's fears. ' 'He called in this afternoon to see how the boys were,' she said, her face beaming at the memory. 'Mr Redmayne is such a kind man. He brought presents for both of them to cheer them up. They've grown very fond of him. ' Jonathan was impassive. 'Mr Redmayne has many good qualities,' he said. 'I respect him for that. But he and I live in different worlds. You may choose to forget that but I'm unable to do so.

It was bad enough to find his brother in such an appalling state. To learn that there were genuine grounds for suspecting Henry Redmayne of murder was truly shocking. What made it even worse was that Henry himself could neither deny nor confirm his guilt, making it almost impossible for Christopher speak up in his defence. On previous occasions when he had been arrested, Henry had been fined for being drunk and disorderly before being discharged. He had never spent a night in a prison cell before, especially one as cramped and fetid as the bare room that he now occupied.

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