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Reflecting the Sky

A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novel

Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novels

S.J. Rozan

Minotaur Books

S. J. Rozan is widely regarded as one of the finest crime writers to emerge in the past decade. Praised by critics and colleagues alike, her works have been finalists for most of the major awards and have won both the Shamus and the Anthony Awards for Best Novel. Now, with Reflecting the Sky, she has written her finest, most broad-ranging novel to date.

Lydia Chin, a Chinese-American private investigator in her late twenties, is hired by Grandfather Gao, one of the most respected figures in New York City's Chinatown, for what appears to be a simple task. Lydia, along with her professional partner Bill Smith, is to fly to Hong Kong to deliver a family heirloom to the young grandson of a recently deceased colleague of Grandfather Gao. They arrive in Hong Kong safely but before they can deliver the heirloom, the grandson is kidnapped and two, separate ransom demands are made. While the family of the kidnapped boy tries to freeze them out, Lydia and Bill must quickly learn their way around a place where the rules are different, the stakes are high, and the cost of failure is too dire to imagine.
 
Reflecting the Sky is a 2002 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel.

S. J. Rozan is widely regarded as one of the finest crime writers to emerge in the past decade. Praised by critics and colleagues alike, her works have been finalists for most of the major awards and have won both the Shamus and the Anthony Awards for Best Novel. Now, with Reflecting the Sky, she has written her finest, most broad-ranging novel to date.

Lydia Chin, a Chinese-American private investigator in her late twenties, is hired by Grandfather Gao, one of the most respected figures in New York City's Chinatown, for what appears to be a simple task. Lydia, along with her professional partner Bill Smith, is to fly to Hong Kong to deliver a family heirloom to the young grandson of a recently deceased colleague of Grandfather Gao. They arrive in Hong Kong safely but before they can deliver the heirloom, the grandson is kidnapped and two, separate ransom demands are made. While the family of the kidnapped boy tries to freeze them out, Lydia and Bill must quickly learn their way around a place where the rules are different, the stakes are high, and the cost of failure is too dire to imagine. Reflecting the Sky is a 2002 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel.

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Reflecting the Sky
oneDamp, soupy heat washed over me as I pushed out through the revolving door. The bright morning glare was already hazed up by the shimmering exhaust of a river of cars, buses, and trucks. I looked left, looked right, got my bearings, and headed briskly down the sidewalk."Come on!" I turned to yell to my partner, Bill Smith, who still stood, looking a little groggy, his hands in his pockets, just gazing around. "Relive your misspent youth some other time! I don't want to be late."With muttered words I was just as happy not to hear, he lurched down the sidewalk after me. Jostling,
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Praise for Reflecting the Sky

"A tremendously satisfying book."--Chicago Tribune

"Proves that Rozan's Shamus (for Concourse) and Anthony (for No Colder Place) awards were no fluke. This is a beautifully written book with a sophisticated plot, rich in both action and atmosphere."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A fast-paced, rip-roaring ride...great characters, intricate plotting, and an exotic locale, beautifully described--who could ask for anything more? This is definitely a don't-miss book in a don't-miss series."--Booklist (starred review)
"A tremendously satisfying book."--Chicago Tribune

"Proves that Rozan's Shamus (for Concourse) and Anthony (for No Colder Place) awards were no fluke. This is a beautifully written book with a sophisticated plot, rich in both action and atmosphere."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A fast-paced, rip-roaring ride...great characters, intricate plotting, and an exotic locale, beautifully described--who could ask for anything more? This is definitely a don't-miss book in a don't-miss series."--Booklist (starred review)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • S.J. Rozan

  • S.J. Rozan is the author of six previous novels featuring Bill Smith and Lydia Chin. She has won both the Anthony Award for Best Novel and the Shamus Award for Best Novel (the only other woman besides Sue Grafton to win the Shamus), and has been nominated for the Edgar Award. An architect, she was born, raised, and lives in New York City.
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Reflecting the Sky

A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novel

Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novels

S.J. Rozan

Anthony Awards - Nominee, Edgar Allen Poe Award Nominee, Shamus Awards - Winner
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