Hold Your Breath, China (Detective Inspector Chen, Book 10)

October 30, 2020
Hold Your Breath, China (Detective Inspector Chen, Book 10)

"Fascinating... Xiaolong writes with both urgency and graceabout modern China is another well-crafted mystery" -Booklist Starred ReviewInspector Chen is on the case of a serial murdererwhen he is called away to report on environmentalists trying totackle the pollution issues in China.Chief Inspector Chen and Detective Yu Guangming are brought intoa serial murder case when the Homicide squad proves incapable ofsolving it. But before Chen can make a start, he is called away bya high-ranking Party member for a special assignment: to infiltratea group of environmental activists meeting to discuss the pollutionlevels in the country and how to prompt the government intoaction.Chen knows it will be a far from simple task, especially when hediscovers the leader of the group is a woman from his past.Meanwhile, Yu is left to investigate a serial murder case on hisown.Both Chen and Yu face pressure from those above to resolve thecases in a satisfactory way . . . even if that means innocents facethe punishment.