Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Soho, 2000.
An attractive first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with light soiling to fore edge in Fine dust-jacket with minor edgewear.
The introduction of Inspector Chen Chao, the up-and-coming chief inspector of the Shanghai Police Bureau, determined to prove his worth. His first case is the murder of a National Model Worker, a poster girl for the socialist ideal but Chen unearths another less seemly side of Guan Hongying. Winnner of the Anthony Award for best first novel in 2001; 463 pages.