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Shanghai, The People's Republic of China: eight bodies chained together and horribly mutilated are found in the mud of the Huangpu River. Sun Piao, a Senior Investigator with the Homicide Squad of the PSB, has drawn the short straw, the case stinks of Party and Security Service involvement. Wu, the chief medical examiner, refuses to carry out autopsies. No hospital will take the bodies in. And Comrade Officer Liping, Piao's head of department, knows things about the murders that he should not know.
No. of pages: 460
Publication date: 14.01.2003
978 1 903517 21 5
978 1 907650 84 0
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USA (Peter Mayer Inc, The Overlook Press),
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