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The Mao Case (Inspector Chen Novels)

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Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department is often assigned cases considered politically "sensitive," and now the Minister of Public Security insists that Chen personally take on a 'special assignment.' Leery of international embarrassment, the party is concerned about  rumors related to Chairman Mao.  Jiao, the granddaughter of an actress who had a 'special relationship' to Mao has moved into a luxury apartment and become involved with a new social set centered around the remnants of pre-Communist Shanghai society. All without any visible means of support.

Worried that Jiao has inherited some sort of artifact that could prove damaging to Maos reputation, Chen has been given a few short days to infiltrate her social circle, determine if the feared material exists and, if it does, retrieve it quietly. And if he fails to solve this 'Mao case,' the consequences will be unpleasant for all concerned.

Synopsis:

Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department is often assigned cases considered politically "sensitive," and now the Minister of Public Security insists that Chen personally take on a 'special assignment.' Leery of international embarrassment, the party is concerned about  rumors related to Chairman Mao.  Jiao, the granddaughter of an actress who had a 'special relationship' to Mao has moved into a luxury apartment and become involved with a new social set centered around the remnants of pre-Communist Shanghai society. All without any visible means of support.

Worried that Jiao has inherited some sort of artifact that could prove damaging to Maos reputation, Chen has been given a few short days to infiltrate her social circle, determine if the feared material exists and, if it does, retrieve it quietly. And if he fails to solve this 'Mao case,' the consequences will be unpleasant for all concerned.

About the Author

QIU XIAOLONG is a poet, professor and author of five previous novels featuring Inspector Chen.  Born and raised in Shanghai, where he was a renowned poet and translator, Qiu lives with his family in St. Louis, MO.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312601232
Author:
Qiu, Xiaolong
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Author:
Xiaolong, Qiu
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery
Subject:
Detective/Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/International Mystery & Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Inspector Chen Novels
Series Volume:
6 of 8
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.19 x 6.37 x 0.915 in

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Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department is often assigned cases considered politically "sensitive," and now the Minister of Public Security insists that Chen personally take on a 'special assignment.' Leery of international embarrassment, the party is concerned about  rumors related to Chairman Mao.  Jiao, the granddaughter of an actress who had a 'special relationship' to Mao has moved into a luxury apartment and become involved with a new social set centered around the remnants of pre-Communist Shanghai society. All without any visible means of support.

Worried that Jiao has inherited some sort of artifact that could prove damaging to Maos reputation, Chen has been given a few short days to infiltrate her social circle, determine if the feared material exists and, if it does, retrieve it quietly. And if he fails to solve this 'Mao case,' the consequences will be unpleasant for all concerned.

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