A Death in China

A Death in China

Book - 1998
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From Carl Hiaasen and the distinguished foreign correspondent Bill Montalbano comes a relentless novel of treachery and murder set in the clenched society of China, where even tomorrow's weather is a state secret.

David Wang, a Chinese-American art historian, dies shortly after a visit to an ancient tomb housing priceless artifacts. Officials diagnose death by duck, a fatal confluence of culture shock and rich cuisine. But Wang's friend Tom Stratton suspects something more sinister, especially after the dead man's brother, a highly placed Party official, tries to have him kidnapped. From a nightmarish interrogation to assassination by cobra, A Death in China takes readers on a trip with no rest stops through a world of claustrophobic mistrust and terrifying danger.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1998.
Edition: First Vintage CrimeBlack Lizard edition
ISBN: 9780375700675
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY HIAASEN
Characteristics: 282 pages ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Montalbano, William D.


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Jun 21, 2020

This is NOT Carl Hiaasen... no character development, no humor... parts of the plot were too contrived

Jun 13, 2017

Good read mystery, but NOT Carl Hiaasen.

Jul 17, 2011

A Death in China ----
by Carl Hiaasen & Bill Montalbano c - 1998 ----

This Story is a very good read! ---- The Main character ends up revisiting his past. Asia had not changed so much since his being there during the war. ---- You'll be burning up the pages on this story, it will grip you and be very hard to put down. ----

Enjoy! ----



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