By Qiu Xiaolong
Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is summoned by means of an legit of the social gathering to take the lead in a corruption research - one the place the main determine and his kin have lengthy due to the fact that fled to the us and past the achieve of the chinese language govt. yet he left at 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 technique to the united states, reuniting him together with his prior cohort from the U.S. Marshall's carrier - Inspector Catherine Rhon.
At as soon as a compelling crime novel and a insightful, relocating portrayal of lifestyle, The Emperor's Sword is the subsequent installment within the seriously acclaimed, award-wining Inspector Chen sequence.
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Did you go dancing last night?? Is there anything wrong about that?? His accent was less pronounced. Maigret and Lapointe, standing on the bank, had to raise their heads to speak to him. What dance hall were you at?? on?? Did you know it already?? d been there a number of times?? So you know nothing about what has happened?? Only what my brother told me?? Smoke was rising from a brass funnel on the deck. The woman had gone down into the cabin with her child, and from where they stood the Superintendent and the inspector could smell cooking.
Maigret pointed to the baby lying in its cradle. Is that your son?? s a daughter. Yolande, her name is. s its godmother?? Parrain, the Deputy Public Prosecutor, felt impelled to intervene, after motioning to the clerk to take notes. Tell us what happened.? Well! I fished him out and the chap on the other boat helped me?? He pointed to the Poitou, at the stern of which a man, leaning against the tiller, was looking at them as if waiting for his turn. A tug hooted repeatedly and sailed slowly past, going upstream with four barges behind it.
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A Case of Two Cities (Inspector Chen Cao, Book 4) by Qiu Xiaolong