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In einem Netz aus Lotosblumen : Roman Lisa See

In einem Netz aus Lotosblumen : Roman

Lisa See

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ISBN : 9783426194614
397 pages
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On a wintry day in Beijing, the U.S. ambassadors son is found dead, entombed in a frozen lake. A world away, in storm-churned waters off southern California, a dilapidated freighter is found adrift, its fetid hold crammed with hundreds ofMoreOn a wintry day in Beijing, the U.S. ambassadors son is found dead, entombed in a frozen lake. A world away, in storm-churned waters off southern California, a dilapidated freighter is found adrift, its fetid hold crammed with hundreds of undocumented Chinese immigrants -- the latest cargo in the Chinese mafias burgeoning smuggling trade. Among the luckless refugees lies the corpse of a Red Prince -- a child of Chinas political elite. The Chinese and U.S. governments both suspect that the deaths are linked and, in a rare move, join forces to solve the crime.U.S. District Attorney David Stark is sent to Beijing to work with Liu Hulan, a police detective whose disdain for the Chinese system is tolerated only because of her spectacular crime-solving skills. Their investigation takes them into every corner of todays China -- from glitzy karaoke bars, where government leaders and mafia kingpins make their most unsavory deals, to Beijings labyrinthine hutongs, where working-class Chinese have eked out their livings for centuries. Lisa See shows readers a glimpse of China as few have seen it before, a surpassingly strange nation, at once admirable and frightening.