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Publisher Description

In Brian Klingborg's Thief of Souls, the brutal murder of a young woman in a rural village in Northern China sends shockwaves all the way to Beijing—but seemingly only Inspector Lu Fei, living in exile in the small town, is interested in justice for the victim.

Lu Fei is a graduate of China’s top police college but he’s been assigned to a sleepy backwater town in northern China, where almost nothing happens and the theft of a few chickens represents a major crime wave. That is until a young woman is found dead, her organs removed, and joss paper stuffed in her mouth. The CID in Beijing—headed by a rising political star—is on the case but in an increasingly authoritarian China, prosperity and political stability are far more important than solving the murder of an insignificant village girl. As such, the CID head is interested in pinning the crime on the first available suspect rather than wading into uncomfortable truths, leaving Lu Fei on his own.

As Lu digs deeper into the gruesome murder, he finds himself facing old enemies and creating new ones in the form of local Communist Party bosses and corrupt business interests. Despite these rising obstacles, Lu remains determined to find the real killer, especially after he links the murder to other unsolved homicides. But the closer he gets to the heart of the mystery, the more he puts himself and his loved ones in danger.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2021
May 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
3.6
MB

Customer Reviews

ledoss ,

Interesting and well done mystery.

This is a different type who done it and I enjoyed the whole experience. The distinctive difference in cultures is evident throughout, although much is the same as the “west”. Here we have a serial killer with a twist. The oriental view of the police and life in general is entertaining and intense. Enjoy this puzzle.

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