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
0375700676
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY HIAASEN
Characteristics: 282 pages ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Montalbano, William D.

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frknight
Jun 13, 2017

Good read mystery, but NOT Carl Hiaasen.

JeremiahSutherland Aug 25, 2012

Carl Hiassen collaborated on this book with Montalbano, which is why I picked it up. Unfortunately, little of Hiassen's trademark tongue-in-cheek prose seems to have made it into the final version. It drags along.

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RichardPaul
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! ----

RichardPaul

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