The first in the Detective Lin series of novels set in China.
The authorities hate it when foreigners are murdered in China. It doesn’t look good.
From the moment Police Inspector Lin of the Guangzhou Serious Crimes Unit is landed with solving the murder of an American teacher, the heat is on.
As evidence mysteriously disappears Lin realises that someone powerful is pulling the strings to ensure he will never solve the case.
When a second foreign teacher is killed and Lin’s number two is arrested, the pressure on a totally isolated Lin rises to boiling point.
When an attempt is made to kill him and he discovers that a multi-billion government contract is at stake, Lin knows that solving the case is not his greatest challenge, surviving it is.
Lin must use all his ingenuity and the limited resources at his disposal to put together a new plan and a new team to overcome the powerful forces arranged against him.