Shelfari edited the subjects of A Drop of Chinese Blood Monday, May 14, 2012.
Shelfari edited the description of A Drop of Chinese Blood Monday, May 14, 2012.
Like Philip Kerr's Berlin Noir trilogy, A Drop of Chinese Blood presents an unfamiliar world where the rules are an enigma James Church’s Inspector O novels have been hailed as “crackling good" ( The Washington Post ) and “tremendously clever” ( Tampa Tribune ), while Church himself has been embraced by critics as “the equal of le Carré” ( Publishers Weekly , starred). Now Church—a former Western intelligence officer who pulls back the curtain on the hidden world of North Korea in a way that no one else can—comes roaring back with an unputdownable new series featuring Inspector O’s nephew, Bing, the director of state security in a region in northeast China bordering North Korea. When clues point to a connection between a beautiful woman's disappearance and Bing's sensitive assignment to bring an agent across the North Korean border, O reluctantly helps him navigate an increasingly complex and deadly maze. James Church has crafted a story with beautifully spare prose and layered descriptions of a country and a people he knows by heart.