OVERRIDE

A Case of Two Cities

An Inspector Chen Novel

Inspector Chen Cao (Volume 4)

Qiu Xiaolong

Minotaur Books

Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department is assigned a high-profile anti-corruption case, one in which the principal figure has long since fled to the United States and beyond the reach of the Chinese government. But Xing left behind his organization, and Chen, while assigned to root the co-conspirators, is not sure whether he's actually being set up to fail. 

In a twisting case that takes him from Shanghai all the way to the U.S., reuniting him with his colleague and counterpart from the U.S. Marshall's Service, Inspector Catherine Rhon, Chen finds himself at odds with hidden, powerful, and vicious enemies. At once a compelling crime novel and an insightful, moving portrayal of contemporary China, A Case of Two Cities is the finest novel yet in this critically-acclaimed, award-wining series.

BOOK EXCERPTS

Read an Excerpt

Chapter 1
Chief inspector Chen Cao, of the Shanghai Police Bureau, was invited to a mega bathhouse, Birds Flying, Fishes Jumping, on a May afternoon.
According to Lei Zhenren, editor of Shanghai Morning, they would have all their worries luxuriously washed away there. “How much concern do you have? / It is like spring flood / of a long river flowing east. This ultramodern bathhouse is really unique. Characteristics of the Chinese brand of socialism. You won’t see anything else like it in the world.”
Lei knew how to persuade, having quoted for the poetry-liking chief inspector
READ THE FULL EXCERPT
BACK

REVIEWS

Praise for A Case of Two Cities

Praise for A Case of Two Cities:
 
"His characters are expertly drawn, his prose superb." -- Library Journal (starred review)
 
"Unusual and compelling...a fascinating series." -- Booklist

Reviews from Goodreads

BACK

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Qiu Xiaolong

  • 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
BACK

COMMUNITY

Criminalelement.com

    MORE BLOG POSTS
    BACK

    BUY THE BOOK

    Available Formats and Book Details

    A Case of Two Cities

    An Inspector Chen Novel

    Inspector Chen Cao

    Qiu Xiaolong

    BOOKS FOR COURSES AVAILABLE

    BACK

    FROM THE PUBLISHER

    Minotaur Books

    BACK