A Case of Two Cities (Hardcover)

An Inspector Chen Novel

By Qiu Xiaolong

Minotaur Books, 9780312359850, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 28, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/2/2007)

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Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is summoned by an official of the party to take the lead in a corruption investigation - one where the principle figure and his family have long since fled to the United States and beyond the reach of the Chinese government. But he left behind the organization and his partners-in-crime, and Inspector Chen is charged to uncover those responsible and act as necessary to end the corruption ring. In a twisting case that takes him from Shanghai, all the way to the U.S., reuniting him with his previous cohort from the U.S. Marshall's service - Inspector Catherine Rhon.
At once a compelling crime novel and a insightful, moving portrayal of everyday life, The Emperor's Sword is the next installment in the critically acclaimed, award-wining Inspector Chen series.

About the Author

Qiu Xiaolong was born and raised in Shanghai, moving to the U.S. in 1988. He is the author of three previous novels featuring Inspector Chen. His work has won the Anthony Award and been a finalist for the Edgar Award ("Death of a Red Heroine") and has been chosen as a Booksense selection ("When Red is Black"). He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.