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  • ISBN: 0340898526
  • Author: Qiu. Xiaolong
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sceptre,; English Language edition (2007)
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • ePUB size: 1568 kb
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Qiu Xiaolong In a twisting case that takes him from Shanghai, all the way to the .

Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is summoned by an official of the party to take the lead in a corruption investigation – one where the principle figure and his family have long since fled to the United States and beyond the reach of the Chinese government. But he left behind the organization and his partners-in-crime, and Inspector Chen is charged to uncover those responsible and act as necessary to end the corruption ring. In a twisting case that takes him from Shanghai, all the way to the . reuniting him with his previous cohort from the .

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Xiaolong Qiu - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. La nueva novela de Qiu Xiaolong retoma las andanzas protagonizadas por el Inspector Chen en su anterior gran ?xito, Muerte de una hero?na roja. En esta ocasi?n, Chen ha de investigar la misteriosa desaparici?n de la bailarina Wen Liping durante su regreso a China desde Estados Unidos. La vigorosa trama policial propicia la radiograf?a de un pa?s en plena mutaci?n, sirvi?ndose de un personaje que est? ya en las antolog?as del g?nero: un amante de la literatura que resuelve intrincados enigmas en tanto recita proverbios de Confucio y moderna poes?a china.

Qiu Xiaolong’s work has been criticized by Chinese critics and readers who claim that his depiction of China is not real .

Qiu Xiaolong’s work has been criticized by Chinese critics and readers who claim that his depiction of China is not real as his target audience is primarily Western readers. Death of a Red Heroine, A Loyal Character Dancer, When Red is Black, A Case of Two Cities, Red Mandarin Dress, The Mao Case, Don't Cry, Tai Lake and Hold Your Breath, China have been adapted as BBC Radio 4 dramas, starring Jamie Zubairi as Chen and Dan Li as Detective Yu. Other books. Lines Around China (poetry collection) (2003).

A Case of Two Cities. Author: Qiu Xiaolong. Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is summoned by an official of the party to take the lead in a corruption investigation – one where the principle figure and his family have long since fled to the United States and beyond the reach of the Chinese government.

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Praise for A Case of Two Cities. His characters are expertly drawn, his prose superb. QIU XIAOLONG was born in Shanghai and, since 1988, has lived in St. Louis, Missouri. A poet and translator, he is the author of the award winning novels featuring Inspector Chen, including Death of a Red Heroine, A Case of Two Cities, and the forthcoming Red Mandarin Dress.

QIU XIAOLONG was born in Shanghai and, since 1988, has lived in St. I wish Qiu Xiaolong could retire from his other jobs and just write about Inspector Chen and his pals - especially "Old Hunter" so we could enjoy a new tale every year. by. Qiu, Xiaolong, 1953-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Chen, Inspector (Fictitious character), Police, Corruption investigation. New York : St. Martin's Minotaur. Delaware County District Library (Ohio). Uploaded by Sanderia on November 24, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read A Case of Two Cities: Inspector Chen 4. Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is summoned by an official of the Party to lead a highly charged corruption investigation. Tentacles have spread through the police force, the civil service, the vice trade and deep into the criminal underworld. The principal figure and his family have long since fled to the United States, beyond the reach of the Chinese government. But the network is still intact and it is only a matter of time before it becomes stronger than before.

Qiu Xiaolong writes in a way that is so wonderful on several levels: 1. He is a superb writer. On one web page I noticed the book was tentatively titles "Red Rats, A Case of Two Cities" which I think would have been a better title. 2. These are very good mysteries/crime stories. No pat endings and detailed characters with complex motives and relationships. 3. This view into modern life in China and the effects on its people of that nations recent history are not to be missed. Why? Because this time Chen is assigned a highly political case of corruption where the old corrupt guard (Red Rats as Old Hudson calls them) are living off bribes and favoritism.

Comments: (7)
Winail
Detective Inspector (and poet) Chen Cao of the Shanghai police has been called to take over an important investigation of the corruption that is a serious problem in the upper echelons in the communist party. The Communist Party leadership appears to be taking a rigorous stand investigating this rampant corruption among the profligate power elite during China's economic reforms of the recent past.

After the previous head of the corruption special case squad who was also known to be a very solid upright cop is murdered in sordid circumstances, Inspector Chen is brought in and is given what might be called an Imperial warrant in a different time to do what he must. Chen discovers that the dead man had been probing a wealthy businessman, Xing Xing, who fled to the United States to escape prosecution. Xing Xing has amassed a fortune while corrupting various party officials. In America Xing is claiming that that he left for political reasons and he wants the US to deny extradition.

As Chen begins his investigation his mother's life is threatened and one of the friends he contacted for information has also been savagely murdered.
Suddenly, as he begins to delve into the lives of more corrupt officials he is told to lead a delegation of writers to the U.S. for a cultural exchange. The high officials from Beijing are aware that he is being sent to the US and so he follows orders although he feels unworthy to be leading a literary group and he knows the group for the sudden change in leadership will resent him. However Xing Xing is in LA when his tour starts and his American friend Catherine a US Marshall he became close to lives near one of the tour stops.

Chen has many doubts and obstacles. The group complains bitterly that their works are not seen on the shelves at the university they visit, but even worse they can't understand why they can't smoke wherever they want, "It is supposed to be a free country!!!" The local Chinese who are happy to see people from home and treat the visitors very well welcomes the tour group. There is a large section of LA where there are Chinese exiles who have purchased large estates with cash that they have managed to get out of China and need somewhere to hide to or launder it.
Chen recalls his father's words when he has these doubts that a man must do what he must and goes forward with his investigation despite the fact that the tour interpreter is murdered because he is thought to be Chen when they are in St. Louis.
This brings Catherine back into his life and he shows for once that he does have a desire for a private life.

But he must go back to China to finish what he began and at the moment he is caught between the old China of his father and the new China of his own generation and he understands both very well. He believes and hopes that the problems are not insurmountable.
Coirad
I am a fan of Inspector Chen and have been from the very first book The Death of a Red Heroine.

I pre-ordered this book sometime last year. I wish Qiu Xiaolong could retire from his other jobs and just write about Inspector Chen and his pals - especially "Old Hunter" so we could enjoy a new tale every year.

This book starts a little slowly and ends before I was ready to have it end, but the plotting is good, the characters are interesting and I do not tire of the descriptions of the food and meals and the novelty of the setting. (I do get a little tired of the poetry sometimes but it generally adds charm.)

I loaned my new copy to a friend to cheer her up after she had had a few rough days, but I couldn't stand to wait until she finished it for my turn - so I ordered another copy - overnight delivery. And so enjoyed reading the book this week-end.

Another winner for Qiu Xiaolong! I hope he is working on the next Inspector Chen story - how about something with Old Hunter???
Gavigamand
Of the Qiu Xiaolong's stories I have read (four so far), I like this one for its new revelations about Chen's life, thinking, and very human self-evaluation and critique. Detective Chen's favorite poet, the American T S Eliot, exerts influence through his long-ago works. His words and themes become involved in the Chinese detective's thinking during a surprising visit to America. As head of a writers' delegation, Detective Chen's detecting skills follow an ever-widening path. One of the loveliest yet most unsatisfying endings leaves, perhaps, a future return to love. The reader cannot yet know. I felt more comfortable with and surprisingly tolerant, even understanding, of Mr Chen's continual reflections in verse old and new.
Nilabor
Once again Chen Cao manages by dint of his integrity, Confuscian sensibility and dogged detective work to unravel the mysterious machinations of both the Chinese government and the criminal underworld in a case that takes him from Shanghai all the way to Saint Louis where he is briefly reunited with US Marshall Cahterine Rohn. Chen must tread lightly through a complex intrigue that nearly costs him his life. Qui Xiaolong provides another page-turner that whets the reader's appetite for the next book in the series.
Nalmetus
I was very conflicted by this fourth book in the Chen series. On the one hand, with this

series (and this author) like Mankell's Wallender series and Robert Wilson's Seville series, etc. as well, I am , like so many mystery book junkies --I am one of the first on the block to purchase each new additon to these respective series--but, and here is the big but, while I enjoyed the continuation of this series and I particularly enjoyed the author's inclusion of Inspector Chen's "own" poetry to advance the story as well as the many references to early poetry lines and literary references and putting these frequent references into the mouths of many of the main characters I did find aspects of the plot to be somewhat careless and at times diverting (like the temple scene in LA) and I also have real issues with the number of typos and missing words throughout this book. I'm sure, like most readers, we can overlook one or two of these slips in editing but this book had more than a dozen omissions of articles and mispellings. However, saying all that I did enjoy the book and assume there will be a sequel since more things were left dangling than were resolved at the end of the book. One other point, I must say I find Detective Yu, Chen's sidekick, more interesting and more fulfilling as a character along with his very resourceful and loyal wife and, of course, his venerable father, Old Hunter by contrast to Chen who, at times, I find overly passive and not fully realized as a peersonality. As you can see, I am very involved in this series which is obviously a positive response to the writer's effort.
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