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 convey Wen, the spouse of a witness in a massive felony trial, to the USA. Inspector Rohn is already en direction whilst Chen learns that Wen has unaccountably vanished from her village in Fujian. Or is that this simply what he's purported to think? Chen resents his position; he may relatively 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 formidable son of a father who imbued him with Confucian precepts, needs to tread warily as he attempts once more to be an exceptional cop, an excellent guy, and in addition a devoted social gathering member.
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A Loyal Character Dancer (Inspector Chen Cao, Book 2) by Qiu Xiaolong