Bad Traffic

By Simon Lewis
Scribner, Hardcover, 9781416593539, 384pp.

Publication Date: December 9, 2008

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the January 2009 Indie Notables
“Meet Inspector Jian, a Chinese cop who can't speak a word of English, who is trying to solve a crime in rural England involving his daughter. Quirky, with subtle humor, this fast-paced mystery/thriller is a great read.”
— Sue Richardson, Maine Coast Book Shop, Inc., Damariscotta, ME


Inspector Jian is a tough Chinese cop who thinks he's seen it all. But his search for his missing daughter takes him to the meanest streets he's ever faced -- in rural England.

Migrant worker Ding Ming is distressed -- his gang master is making demands, he owes a lot of money to the snakeheads, and no one will tell him where his wife has been taken. Maybe England isn't the Gold Mountain he was promised.

Two desperate men, lost in a baffling foreign land, are pitted against a ruthless band of human traffickers in this breathtaking thriller.

About the Author
Simon Lewis was born in Wales and grew up in Scotland. He is the author of the Rough Guides to China, Beijing, and Shanghai, and the backpacker novel Go, which he wrote in a village in the Himalayas. He spends half his time in Brixton, London, and the rest in Asia, mostly China and Japan.
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