By Qiu Xiaolong
Inspector Chen’s mentor within the Shanghai Police Bureau has assigned him to escort U.S. Marshal Catherine Rohn. Her challenge is to deliver Wen, the spouse of a witness in a huge felony trial, to the us. Inspector Rohn is already en course while Chen learns that Wen has unaccountably vanished from her village in Fujian. Or is that this simply what he's speculated to think? Chen resents his function; he might quite examine the triad killing in Shanghai’s beauteous Bund Park. yet his boss insists that saving face with Inspector Rohn has precedence. So Chen Cao, the bold son of a father who imbued him with Confucian precepts, needs to tread warily as he attempts once more to be an outstanding cop, a very good guy, and likewise a devoted social gathering member.
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