One Red Bastard

By Ed Lin; Lin
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312660901, 288pp.)

Publication Date: April 24, 2012

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In "One Red Bastard, "Ed Lin's thrilling sequel to the highly acclaimed "Snakes Can't Run, ""reminiscent of Elmore Leonard Compulsively readable" (Don Lee), it's the fall of 1976. New York's Chinatown is in turmoil over news that Mao's daughter is seeking asylum in the U.S. The series hero Robert Chow is a neighborhood detective in training, and he is thrilled when his girlfriend Lonnie scores an interview with the Chinese representative of Mao's daughter. But hours after the interview, the man is found dead. Lonnie, the last person to see him alive, is the main suspect.

As Lonnie is subjected to increasing amounts of intimidation from his fellow policemen, who want to close the case, Robert is tempted to reach into his own bag of dirty tricks. Will he stay on the right side of the law, or will his loyalty to Lonnie get the better of him? Find out in this exciting and fast-paced mystery set in one of New York's most fascinating neighborhoods.

About the Author
Ed Lin is the only author to win the Asian American Literary Member's Choice Award twice, first for his novel "Waylaid" and then for "This is a Bust". Awarded Booklists Editor's Choice and Top Ten First Novel for "Waylaid", he lives in New York City.

JAMES B. KUO, PhD, is the NSERC Canada Research Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. He is a Fellow of IEEE and an associate editor of IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine.
SHIH-CHIA LIN, PhD, is a researcher at the University of Waterloo.
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