Jade Rooster (Paperback)

By R. L. Crossland

iUniverse, 9781440116216, 268pp.

Publication Date: February 10, 2009

List Price: 16.95*
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Two Americans, a naval petty officer and a shipping agent, are drawn into the undercurrents of early 20th Century Yokohama, Inchon, Manilla, and Shanghai as they investigate four grisly beheadings and a missing sailing ship. Smoldering insurgencies in Korea and the Philippines backlight USS Pluto's course between violence, betrayal, and hope. Blending the historical authenticity of Patrick O'Brian with the crackling dialogue of Raymond Chandler, Crossland establishes himself as a unique voice in nautical fiction.

..".for lovers of military adventures and good old-fashioned detective stores...Jade Rooster is a feast."
-Chris Knopf, Connecticut Muse, author of Last Refuge and Two Time.