A Case of Two Cities, Paperback
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Now a BBC Radio 4 Drama Series. Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is summoned by an official of the Party to lead a highly charged corruption investigation.

Tentacles have spread through the police force, the civil service, the vice trade and deep into the criminal underworld.

The principal figure and his family have long since fled to the United States, beyond the reach of the Chinese government.

But the network is still intact and it is only a matter of time before it becomes stronger than before.

Chen is charged - and it is a job he cannot refuse - with uncovering those responsible, and destroying the organisation from the top down to its roots.

In a twisting case that reunites him with his counterpart from the US Marshals service - Inspector Catherine Rohn - Chen must find a measure of justice in a corrupt, expedient world.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages, n/a
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780340898536



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Another fascinating book in the Inspector Chen series which really give an insight into the preoccupations and concerns of 1990s China. In this book Chen ends up in the USA and is united, albeit briefly, with Catherine Rohn. Its a good detective novel too.

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