Loyal Character Dancer-C

Xiaolong, Qiu

| 2002

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By the Edgar Award nominee and Anthony Award winner.Inspector Chen's mentor in the Shanghai Police Bureau has assigned him to escort U.S. Marshal Catharine Rohn. Her mission is to bring Wen, the wife of a witness in an important criminal trial, to the United States. Inspector Rohn is already en route when Chen learns that Wen has unaccountably vanished from her village in Fujian. Or is this just what he is supposed to believe? Chen resents his role; he would rather investigate a triad killing in Shanghai's beauteous Bund Park, but his boss insists that saving face with the United States has priority. So Chen Cao, the ambitious son of a father who imbued him with Confucian precepts, must tread warily as he tries once again to be a good cop, a good man, and also a loyal Party member. Qiu Xiaolong, a prizewinning poet and critic in China, now teaches at Washington University...

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