By Qiu Xiaolong
Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is summoned by means of an professional of the celebration to take the lead in a corruption research - one the place the primary determine and his relations have lengthy for the reason that fled to the USA and past the succeed in of the chinese language executive. yet he left in 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 option to the united states, reuniting him together with his past cohort from the U.S. Marshall's provider - 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 severely acclaimed, award-wining Inspector Chen sequence.
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Flynn had followed us. ” The bark of the “vicious maniac” turned into a highpitched whine. Deep wrinkles started to form on his troubled forehead. A look of fear clouded his big brown eyes. ” Jamie said, “For what it’s worth, Uncle Horace, Trudy says the dog didn’t actually attack her. ” Loudermilk asked. We said yes. Loudermilk turned to go back across the road, slipped, caught her balance, and as she did, a loud bark came from the Cadillac. Ofﬁcer Fisher, or Fletcher, raised his shotgun—just as a reﬂex: I doubt if he actually intended to shoot through the window.
Jamie said, “Thanks a lot, Jack. ” “Depends how you spell it,” Flynn said. Jamie helped Fletcher to his feet, then followed him as he ambled to the ambulance. Loudermilk explained to me—quite patiently, I thought, 28 L EE C HARLES K ELLEY under the circumstances—that my only reason for being allowed at the scene was that Animal Control couldn’t make it for another couple of hours or so and that I was familiar with the dog. “But listen here, if you don’t behave yourself—” “I appreciate that. ” “Well then, maybe you’d better leave,” Flynn said.
I’d even been bitten four or ﬁve times, though most of the incidents were accidental. A highstrung standard poodle named Ozymandius once tried to grab a tennis ball from my hand and bit me on the thumb instead. A poor, neurotic boxer named Spike did the same thing to my arm. ) My saving grace with Roark was I knew that he liked to play fetch, which is why I had a tennis ball in my pocket just in case I couldn’t lure him out of the car with the liver treats. I had another thing on my side—a sensible caution based on a studied understanding of a dog’s den instincts.