Reflecting the Sky (Mass Market Paperback)

A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novel

By S. J. Rozan

Minotaur Books, 9780312981341, 384pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2002

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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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For Reflecting the Sky: A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novel

"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)