Flower Net: A Red Princess Mystery (Red Princess Mysteries)

Flower Net: A Red Princess Mystery (Red Princess Mysteries)

Lisa See

“Lisa See starts 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 put up ebook World

In the depths of a Beijing iciness, throughout 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 related 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 purple Prince, a scion of China’s political elite.

The chinese language and American governments suspect that the deaths are attached and, in an exceptional stream, they sign up for forces to determine 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 appeal among the 2, David and Hulan find a net linking human trafficking to the drug exchange to governmental treachery–a net attaining from the Forbidden urban to the center of la and, just like the huge flower internet utilized by chinese language fishermen, threatening to ensnare all inside of its reach.

“A swish rendering of 2 varied and complicated cultures, inside of a hugely tricky plot . . . The starkly attractive landscapes of Beijing and its surrounding geographical region are depicted with a lyrical precision.”
–Los Angeles occasions publication Review

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

“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 long island occasions striking e-book

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