Hong Kong. American journalist Paul and his Chinese girlfriend - face a crisis.
A troubling letter arrives from mainland China from Christine's long lost brother and they feel compelled to come to his rescue.
There they find a village in turmoil and his brother's life in disarray.
Their dangerous quest for justice begins set against a China beset by corrupt politicians, ruthless business interests where citizens, still in the long shadow of the Cultural Revolution have few rights in the face of an all-powerful system.
Sendker's world is rich and intense: his books weave together love story and crime thriller, the wisdom of Confucius and the thoughts of Mao, between the emotive West and the fatalistic, philosophical East. And above all a sense of deep, honest faith in the human spirit.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 19/09/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781846973543